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Senate Proceeding on May 19th, 2011 :: 0:50:30 to 0:52:30
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Jeff Sessions

0:50:27 to 0:50:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: thoughts and would just note again that we're looking at a congress at a period in history in which our systemic debt problem is greater, i believe, than any time in our history. not -- world war ii was serious, you know, but we could see our way out of it as soon as that

Jeff Sessions

0:50:30 to 0:52:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

0:50:48 to 0:51:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: war was over and we bounced back rapidly. every expert tells us that it won't be easy for us to bounce back out of the systemic problems we have and we need to have leadership and so to have gone this long, 750 days without a budget in the senate. last year we didn't pass a budget and there were 59 democrats in the senate.

Jeff Sessions

0:51:10 to 0:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: they say, well, you know, don't be so partisan, senator sessions. and, you know, we're talking, calling their names here this morning, and we like our colleagues, but the truth is when you have the majority, you have a responsibility. and the responsibility at this point in history could not be

Jeff Sessions

0:51:32 to 0:51:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: greater than to produce a blueprint, a plan for the future like the house has done that -- that the american people can see, does that solve our problems? does it put us on right path? i think the house bill does. we have yet to see anything out of the senate that does.

Jeff Sessions

0:51:53 to 0:52:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: it's our responsibility in this body to pass legislation because if we don't, it can't conference with the house so we can never get a budget passed. so, thank you, senator hatch. and i look forward to working with our colleagues and maybe we can somehow break this logjam, but the american people have a

Jeff Sessions

0:52:16 to 0:52:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: right to watch us and not be happy when we're not doing the kind of work necessary to put this country on a sound financial path. mr. president, i note the be a -- i yield the floor and would -- i would yield the floor. mr. hatch:

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