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Senate Proceeding on Jun 5th, 2008 :: 4:57:13 to 5:01:08
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John Warner

4:46:36 to 4:57:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Warner

John Warner

4:57:01 to 4:57:13( Edit History Discussion )

John Warner: majority leader leader. i have the floor and i had pro propounded a consent agreement to which he objects and which is of course his right. let me make some observations about the amendment i would

Joseph Lieberman

4:57:13 to 4:57:25( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: have offered had i been permitted to. mr. president, my good friend, the majority leader, was complaining about the reading of the amendment yesterday. i would remind him it didn't take nearly as much of the

Joseph Lieberman

4:57:13 to 5:01:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

4:57:25 to 4:57:40( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: senate's time as his reading passages from his own book back in 2003 which took up nine hours of the senate's time. that, too, to make a point about the way judicial confirmations were being handled.|

Joseph Lieberman

4:57:40 to 4:57:51( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: it certainly is not unprecedented for members of the body -- not the majority leader, not myself -- trying to make points with regard to the displeasure, if you will, in the handling of judicial appointments.

Joseph Lieberman

4:57:51 to 4:58:04( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: with regard to the amendment that i would like to have offered, i'm just going to ask consent that the amendment appear in the record so people would know what i would have offered had i been allowed

Joseph Lieberman

4:58:04 to 4:58:20( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: to. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection it will be printed. mr. mcconnell: obviously i'm disapointed the majority has objected to allowing this amendment to become pending.

Joseph Lieberman

4:58:20 to 4:58:34( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: earlier today the assistant majority leader said we should be voting on amendments. i actually couldn't agree more. in a week in which gas prices is climbed to an all-time high the democratic majority

Joseph Lieberman

4:58:34 to 4:58:46( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: in the senate is publicking legislation that would send them up at the very least another 53 cents a gallon listen. since the majority took over congress 17 months ago gas prices have gone up $1.66 a

Joseph Lieberman

4:58:46 to 4:59:00( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: gallon. since the beginning of this year, prices have gone up nearly $1 -- 82 cents. today, a.a.a. reported a new average price nationwide of $3.99 a gallon. all of this is hurting families, workers, truckers,

Joseph Lieberman

4:59:00 to 4:59:15( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: farmers -- nearly everyone. yet the majority has nothing to say about it. it has done nothing, worse than nothing, repeatedly blocked efforts to increase production of american energy here at home,

Joseph Lieberman

4:59:15 to 4:59:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: as recently as last month when 48 democratic senators voted against the american energy production act. now at the beginning of the some are driving season it offers a bill that would send gas prices

Joseph Lieberman

4:59:28 to 4:59:43( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: up another 53 cents a gallon. people in the commonwealth of kentucky are paying on average $3.92 a gallon this week. they want to know what in the world is going on around here. i'm telling them to take

Joseph Lieberman

4:59:43 to 4:59:55( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: a look at what's going on here this very week. i'm asking the same question they are: why on earth are we considering a bill this would raise gas prices even higher, even higher, than they already

Joseph Lieberman

4:59:55 to 5:00:04( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: are. our friends on the other side have no serious plan for lowering gas prices. they seem intent on raising them even higher. which is why i have tried offering this amendment as a sort of emergency

Joseph Lieberman

5:00:04 to 5:00:19( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: break on the majority. this amendment says if the boxer climate tax bill does in effect increase gas prices, the provisions shall be suspended. let me say that again: ts amendment that i had hoped

Joseph Lieberman

5:00:19 to 5:00:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: to be able to offer and get pending and voted on simply says, in fact, if the boxer climate tax bill does, in fact, increase gas prices, the provisions shall will suspended. just turn them off

Joseph Lieberman

5:00:28 to 5:01:08( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: and take a timeout. earlier this week, the junior senator from connecticut said the boxer bill would reduce gas prices. the contention is counter to every analysis the bill i'm aware of, but if he's right, if he's

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