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Senate Proceeding 05-20-10 on May 20th, 2010 :: 6:10:15 to 6:12:15
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David Vitter

6:10:13 to 6:10:33( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: propounding an inquiry tother senators? e presiding no right tosk a question of another senator who does not have the floor. mr. vitter: again,

David Vitter

6:10:15 to 6:12:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Vitter

David Vitter

6:10:34 to 6:10:54( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: mr. president, i was inquiring through the chair -- and if i could ask unanimous consent to inquire through the chair and to propound the question what is the nature of the objection? the presiding officer: there is no objection to the request, but

David Vitter

6:10:55 to 6:11:16( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: no senator is compelled to respond. mr. vitter: okay. i would simply make the request that we have a brief conversation about it in that case. i realize no one is compelled to respond. the presiding officer: senator,

David Vitter

6:11:17 to 6:11:37( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: you have the floor. mr. vitter: thank you, mr. president. well, it was a compelling argument, but again i'm saddened by the fact that we can't proceed in a straightforward way. there is no objection to the substance of this extension. this is a necessary program, it's a vital program.

David Vitter

6:11:38 to 6:11:59( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: the extension which my bill would accomplish through december 31, 2010, would be budget neutral and deficit neutral. we would take this out of a much more controversial debate. we would stle the issue well before the program would otherwise expire. we would give people confidence.

David Vitter

6:12:00 to 6:12:16( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: we would settle the markets. we would help people in real estate. we would help people in the economy. i suppose all cpelling reasons not to travel down thatath up here in washington. i think that's a shame. i think it's really sad because

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