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Senate Proceeding on Jun 9th, 2011 :: 0:03:00 to 0:06:45
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Harry Reid

0:02:51 to 0:03:11( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable tom udall, a senator from the state of new mexico, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: daniel k. inouye, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader is recognized. reid following any leader remarks the senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour, with the republican

Harry Reid

0:03:00 to 0:06:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harry Reid

Harry Reid

0:03:12 to 0:03:32( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: controlling the first half and the majority controlling the final half. following morning business, the senate will resume consideration of the economic development act. there are currently five amendments pending to the bill. mr. president, this is an

Harry Reid

0:03:33 to 0:03:54( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: important bill. this is the most important bill we've ever done? the answer is, of course not. but it is an important piece of legislation. the economic revitalization act is central. what are the central points of this legislation? the e.d.a. has helped create

Harry Reid

0:03:55 to 0:04:19( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: jobs and growth in economically hard-hit communities across this nation. the reauthorization of this important legislation will help ensure that agencies are able to continue creating jobs and investing in distressed communities. since 2005, the e.d.a. has invested about $1.2 billion, and these grants have created more

Harry Reid

0:04:20 to 0:04:40( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: than 300,000 jobs, precise list 314,000 jobs. for every dollar that is invested in e.d.a., we get $7' worth of private investment. that's why these jobs are created. this legislation makes it better. it is a bipartisan bill. senator boxer and inhofe and their committee have worked to get this to the senate floor.

Harry Reid

0:04:41 to 0:05:02( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: it increases flexibilities for grant year, it lowers the throash hold requirements for grantees to receive an increased federal sharks makes more investments available for assistance. now, mr. president, we're trying to move through legislation. senator snowe offered an amendment. she hasn't come to utter a

Harry Reid

0:05:03 to 0:05:24( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: single word about this amendment. the amendment was offered yesterday. this is the same piece of legislation that held up our small business innovation act. we've had other senators who have come and offered amendments. i don't particularly like the amendment offered by the junior senator from south carolina, but he came and said, i want to offer this amendment.

Harry Reid

0:05:25 to 0:05:45( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: i'll agree to a time limit on it. senator pawcialg the junior senator -- senator pawcialg the junior senator from kentucky, said he had an amendment he would like to offer. i didn't ask for time agreements on these pieces of legislation. i should not act as the person who determines what amendments are offered an which amendments aren't offered. but when someone offers an amendment, we should be able to

Harry Reid

0:05:46 to 0:06:06( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: work it to a conclusion. and this bill, as i've indicated, is an important piece of legislation. we need to move through this. and we're going to do that to the bev of our ability. we have a number of votes today. we'll do our best to move through this piece of legislation so we can move to other things. we have a lot of things we can do. and we can work on bipartisan

Harry Reid

0:06:07 to 0:06:27( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: pieces of legislation. that's my hope today. i would note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, i would just say to my -- i'd suggest the absence of a

Harry Reid

0:06:28 to 0:06:33( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: quorum.

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