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Senate Proceeding on May 4th, 2011 :: 1:09:10 to 1:11:25
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John Cornyn

1:09:06 to 1:09:26( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: going to do it. i would ask my colleague from texas if he'd like to say a few words about his thoughts on the jobs plan. mr. cornyn: madam president, i would just say to my colleague from ohio what a welcome idea and refocusing of us on the number-one issue in america

John Cornyn

1:09:10 to 1:11:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Cornyn

John Cornyn

1:09:27 to 1:09:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: today, which is too many americans out of work. and of course you saw the growth numbers for the first quarter of last -- of this year. 1.8%; hardly vigorous enough to create the kind of economic expansion and job creation that we need. and as we're dealing with the spending issue, we've got to deal with growing the economy.

John Cornyn

1:09:50 to 1:10:13( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: that's exactly what the senator from ohio has proposed here, is a comprehensive plan to try to figure out how to get people back to work and try to get the kind of economic growth which will help us deal with this debt crisis that we're in. but i would say the one thing i would -- that i he especially liked about the plan, although i liked

John Cornyn

1:10:14 to 1:10:34( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: all of it, is the embracing of a notion of a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. the senator from ohio has had a distinguished career not only in the house, but as u.s. trade representative and also as director of the office of management and budget. you know budget numbers and the intricacies of that better than just about anybody here.

John Cornyn

1:10:35 to 1:10:55( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: and you know that the difficulty we've had, whether republican administrations or democratic administrations of living within our means. and now that we're spending so much money about that we don't have -- about 40 cents on every dollar with $14.3 in debt and huge deficits -- we've got to figure a way out of that. and i think the best way to do

John Cornyn

1:10:56 to 1:11:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: that is to put this proverbial ial straitjacket on congress and force to us do what every family and every business and 49 states do because of statutory provisions. i want to say in conclusion how much i appreciate the good work he's done. he's been here -- senator portman has been here a short time, but he brings a lot of experience and a lot of wisdom

John Cornyn

1:11:19 to 1:11:25( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: on these issues, particularly on getting america back to work. thank mr. portman: i thank my colleague from texas.

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