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Senate Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2011 :: 8:27:55 to 8:30:50
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Harry Reid

8:27:52 to 8:28:12( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: i say to my friend, the distinguished senator from south carolina, i'm aware of these 12 ports that need help, but out of the 12 there's none that is more immediate and it's -- we, as a country, would get such a bang for our buck to do what is necessary for the port of charleston.

Harry Reid

8:27:55 to 8:30:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harry Reid

Harry Reid

8:28:13 to 8:28:33( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: i, first of all, compliment the senator from south carolina for his proposed solution to a challenge facing his state. he is dogged in representing the state of south carolina. this is an issue that is important to the people of his state. his solution would not in any way violate any of the rules

Harry Reid

8:28:34 to 8:28:54( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: that we have in the senate. it's -- it's something that would not be part of congressionally directed spending in the true sense of the word, that is, it has not been approved by people in recent years. i've been part of the appropriation committee since i first came to the senate. i love that committee. i know the good things that it can do for our country and has

Harry Reid

8:28:55 to 8:29:15( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: done for our country. this merit-based competive port fund that has been suggested would not be limited to south carolina even though i think it's the most needy of the 12. this would not guarantee the port study in charleston would go forward, but would provide the corps the opportunity to

Harry Reid

8:29:16 to 8:29:37( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: move forward should they choose. now, mr. president, i not only have been a member of the appropriations committee, but for a long, long time -- long time the senator from new mexico, senator domenici and i, that was our subcommittee, energy and water, and that's where this money comes from.

Harry Reid

8:29:38 to 8:29:58( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: this is so necessary to be done. i understand the corps, their obligations. this is something that we have to do. and even though my friend acknowledged that this vote we just took took care of the funding until the end of this year, but that's the end of this fiscal year. there are going to be other

Harry Reid

8:29:59 to 8:30:21( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: pieces of legislation that come to this floor. we could at any time, any time move forward on this. i thought we had a solution because the anomaly that we found ourselves in to work this out with the house of representatives. now, it's not often that i'm a cheerleader for pieces of

Harry Reid

8:30:22 to 8:30:44( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: legislation that are suggested and moved forward by republicans, but i was on this one. this is something that is merit based and is fair, and i'm going to continue to do everything i can, my friend from south carolina, to see if before the end of this fiscal year we can get something done. it's important to him, it's important to our country because

Harry Reid

8:30:45 to 8:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: of the value that port has to our country. mr. graham: thank you very much, the majority leader.

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