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Senate Proceeding 05-25-10 on May 25th, 2010 :: 0:41:30 to 0:42:25
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Lisa Murkowski

0:41:14 to 0:41:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lisa Murkowski: liability caps which the senators from new jersey have -- have talked about and is it correct then that it's the senator from louisiana's intention that these commitments would then be made enforceable under law so that the heart of this debate is understandably

David Vitter

0:41:30 to 0:42:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Vitter

David Vitter

0:41:31 to 0:41:51( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: about not whether b.p. will pay, but how long it will take for those victims to be mr. vitter: that's absolutely my intention, and that's what this bill would do. several senators on the other side correctly pointed out that we should not depend on the goodwill o b.p., so let's not

David Vitter

0:41:52 to 0:42:13( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: depend on the goodwill of b.p. an let's fix it here and let's fix it now. b.p. has made this offer of -- and even put it in writing and my bill would direct the secretary of interior to accept that offer and codify this in the law so that with regard to b.p. andith regard to this

David Vitter

0:42:14 to 0:42:26( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: ongoing crisis, there is no cap on economic damages. and the second half of the bill would setup a -- an expedited claims process to ensure that the folks hurting on the ground

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