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Senate Proceeding on May 8th, 2008 :: 3:02:13 to 3:04:49
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Byron Dorgan

2:59:31 to 3:02:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Byron Dorgan

Byron Dorgan

3:01:58 to 3:02:13( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: bill because they're not wise, the waste that's in the federal government. one final point i'd make is according to g.a.o., i.g.'s and the congressional research service, we have $300 billion of waste a

Christopher Dodd

3:02:13 to 3:02:23( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: year in the federal government, and the congress isn't doing a thing about it. so we have plenty of ways to pay for the war, pay for this, and do other things if we do the hard work of oversig and

Christopher Dodd

3:02:13 to 3:04:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher Dodd

Christopher Dodd

3:02:23 to 3:02:35( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: make the hard choices about prioritizing what is important for our country. but we find that very difficult to do as a body, and i worry that we find that because we're not thinking long-term. we're

Christopher Dodd

3:02:35 to 3:02:47( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: thinking short-term. with that, i yield the floor and note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. dodd:do mr. president, i ask unanimous consent

Christopher Dodd

3:02:47 to 3:03:00( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: the quorum call be rescinded. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. dodd: mr. president, i made this point about an hour ago. i'll make it once more. we're all familiar with what happens

Christopher Dodd

3:03:00 to 3:03:16( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: towards the end of the week here. tphoeu there are members asking me what time we'll be adjourning. obviously that's the leader's decision. but we're required now, under the unanimous consent agreement

Christopher Dodd

3:03:16 to 3:03:28( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: of last evening, that all debate, all amendments would be considered by the close of business today. as i pointed out earlier, that close of business could come at any point between now and midnight tonight.

Christopher Dodd

3:03:28 to 3:03:40( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: but i suspect most members are making plans to probably head back to their respective states for mother's day weekend some time late this afternoon or early evening. if you have amendments on this

Christopher Dodd

3:03:40 to 3:03:59( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: bill, i'd urge you to come to the floor and offer them. copping over at 3:00 or 4:00 -- coming over at 3:00 or 4:00 this afternoon, there is no guarantee that you're going to have the opportunity

Christopher Dodd

3:03:59 to 3:04:08( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: to make the case on behalf of your proposal to the extent you'd like to. and, so i'd urge members on both sides here to come to the floor. i appreciate the fact that las evening several did make

Christopher Dodd

3:04:08 to 3:04:22( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: their case and we're scheduling votes. in the meantime i'd like to schedule other matters so we could work out this bill at an early hour. in the absence of that, we may be here until very late this

Christopher Dodd

3:04:22 to 3:04:34( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: evening, which i know will throw a monkey wrench in an awful lot of people's plans. we're here. senator shelby and i are here. we've been here. we'll be here. but we're in a quorum call waiting for

Christopher Dodd

3:04:34 to 3:04:49( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: members to come here with their ideas. coming around 4:00 or 5:00 this afternoon and wondering whether we're going to leave 15 minutes later is not going to happen. i urge you to be here and make your

Byron Dorgan

3:04:49 to 3:04:59( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: case or let us know you don't intend to ofrt amendment in which case we'll -- offer the amendment in which case we'll clear the deck and move on. one way or the other, i urge members to come to

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