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Senate Proceeding 04-30-08 on Apr 30th, 2008 :: 6:56:09 to 6:58:41
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Max Baucus

6:52:54 to 6:56:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Max Baucus

Max Baucus

6:55:52 to 6:56:09( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: issues that senator hutchison has talked about and which also finances the airport trust fund and the highway trust fund; that the plus-up of the highway frustrate trust fund and throes ----that is, the

Richard Durbin

6:56:09 to 6:56:19( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: plus-up of the highway trust fund. no one is 100% right here. senator durbin is not 100% right right. i'm not is 100% right. think about it, sleep on it and work it out. mr. durbin: madam president, i

Richard Durbin

6:56:09 to 6:58:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Durbin

Richard Durbin

6:56:19 to 6:56:34( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: want to thank the senator from montana. we've had some words today, some positive and some not-so- not-so-positive but i hope we can follow through on this conversation and dialogue and see if we can

Richard Durbin

6:56:34 to 6:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: find if there is common ground. i hope we can achieve it. i offered with senator hutchston have hutch --i offered with senator hutchison to have a vote er vote earlier today. that didn't happen. i hope

Richard Durbin

6:56:46 to 6:56:59( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: we can find an amicable solution. this pension issue is a very important issue to thousands and thousands of workers and to many communities that are served by these airlines. we worked hard and i think had

Richard Durbin

6:56:59 to 6:57:17( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: a sizable number of senators who supported our position, but you never know until you take the actual vote. i will say that the underlying bill, after all this conversation about the pension plans affecting

Richard Durbin

6:57:17 to 6:57:29( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: five airlines and the tax provisions which, frankly, i support -- i think the tax provisions in this bill are good relative to rail bonds, to the new york situation, and to the trust fund; i support

Richard Durbin

6:57:29 to 6:57:38( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: that. but we want to make sure at the end of the day, the underlying bill is enacted into law. this is long overdue to bring modernization and safety to our skies and i know the work that's been put into

Richard Durbin

6:57:38 to 6:57:52( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: it by the senator from texas and especially the senator from west virginia. so i'm prepared to sit down and meet with anyone in good faith to try to resolve this if we can. i hope that at the end of

Richard Durbin

6:57:52 to 6:58:04( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: the day, though, that what the majority leader said a few minutes ago is remembered. he is looking for any germane amendments relative to this bill and is prepared to engage a debate on both sides. he

Richard Durbin

6:58:04 to 6:58:15( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: use ed this procedural approach to try to break a logjam, but clearly is looking for a way to move to amendments and most importantly to pass this bill. i this i think that was a good-faith offered

Richard Durbin

6:58:15 to 6:58:25( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: and i know he is a man of his word. so we're prepared to work with senator rockefeller and senator hutchison, all of the members, to try to t resolve these differences. i yield the floor. mrs. hutchison:

Richard Durbin

6:58:25 to 6:58:41( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: madam president? well, madam president, i really appreciate what the senator from montana and the senator from illinois have said, and i do hope that we can continue to work on this. i know that

Kay Hutchison

6:58:41 to 6:58:53( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Hutchison: the situation, as it stands right now, would not be acceptable, having a major piece of legislation that needs to be debate ed and we need to have the ability for the minority voice to be heard.

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