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Senate Proceeding on Jun 12th, 2008 :: 0:59:31 to 1:02:32
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Susan Collins

0:59:31 to 0:59:43( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. schumer: now, mr. president, i again i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: ~ quorum call: a senator:

Susan Collins

0:59:31 to 1:02:32( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

0:59:43 to 0:59:58( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from maine. ms. collins: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that proceedings under the call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without

Susan Collins

0:59:58 to 1:00:14( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: objection. ms. collins: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that following my remarks, the remaining republican time be allocated to the following list for up to 15

Susan Collins

1:00:14 to 1:00:31( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: minutes each, with senator grassley controlling the remaining time: senator enzi, chambliss, stevens, hatch, cornyn, and coleman. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. collins: thank you, mr.

Susan Collins

1:00:31 to 1:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: president. mr. president, i rise today to introduce the economic recovery act of 2008. mr. president, i think that it is evident that our economy is struggling to overcome the twin effects of record-high

Susan Collins

1:00:51 to 1:01:10( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: energy prices and a steep downturn in the housing market. earlier this year, this congress acted to provide rebates to tax payers to help them cope with the effects of the downturn in the economy.

Susan Collins

1:01:10 to 1:01:29( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: the hope was also that the impact of these rebate checks would be to stimulate the economy. mr. president, it is evident that much more needs to be done. so, the legislation that i'm introducing

Susan Collins

1:01:29 to 1:01:53( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: today is aimed at reinvigorating our economy. it is my proposal for a second economic stimulus package. mr. president, over the course of the past several years, we have seen the price of oil

Susan Collins

1:01:53 to 1:02:10( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: climb by more than 400%, from about $30 per barrel in 2003 to more than $133 per barrel this morning. this escalation in energy costs threatens to plunge our economy into a recession, and it is imposing

Susan Collins

1:02:10 to 1:02:32( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: a tremendous hardship on middle-income and low-income families, on our truck drivers, our farmers, our fishermen, our schools; virtually everyone. big factories and mills as well as small businesses have

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