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Senate Proceeding 05-25-10 on May 25th, 2010 :: 0:47:10 to 0:49:40
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David Vitter

0:46:58 to 0:47:18( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: at in fact they have a legal obligation to do so. fact that we just got this and because of the concerns that i don't think it need to accomplish, i will have to object. the presiding officer: objection is heard. mr. vitter: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana. mr. vitter: madam president, reclaiming my time, i'm

David Vitter

0:47:10 to 0:49:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Vitter

David Vitter

0:47:19 to 0:47:40( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: obviously disappointed. i think we're seeing that maybe there's a difference when your state is in the nexis of this and your state is under attack from this oil. i want to fix a problem, not just make a speec we're not going to pass by unanimous consent a permanent change to the liability cap. i have a version that i think

David Vitter

0:47:41 to 0:48:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: should pass, and i'm going to keep fighting for it. senator menendez has a different version. i'm sure he'll keep doing the same. i think mine's superior, but we can have that debate. but as oil continues to gush from this well, as heavy oil continues to get behind the

David Vitter

0:48:03 to 0:48:23( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: barrier islands of louisiana and star which is an ecosystem issue 100 times worse than simply hitting our barrier islands and beaches, i'd actually like to solve a problem and not just come here to the floor and give a speech.

David Vitter

0:48:24 to 0:48:44( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: my bill does that by focusing this event and this company -- b.p. -- in a way that we should all be able to agree on. i commend the details of the bill to my colleagues t. doesn't depend -- it doesn't depend on the language of any b.p. letter.

David Vitter

0:48:45 to 0:49:06( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: it takes that as a starting point and it removes all caps on economic damages for this event for this company. why don't we do that by u.c.? we should be able to. in addition, it fixes a real ongoing problem by establishing an expedited claims process. that is necessary too, because

David Vitter

0:49:07 to 0:49:28( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: it's great to tell these fishermen that your full claim will be paid eventually, in the long run. but as the old saying goes, we're all dead in the long run. and they're looking to their next month's boat payment, their next month's house payment. so i commend this serious

David Vitter

0:49:29 to 0:49:41( Edit History Discussion )

David Vitter: legislation which we should pass immediately to my colleagues. let's solve a problem. it's an ongoing problem. it's an ongoing crisis that sure as heck affects my state.

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