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Senate Proceeding on Jun 19th, 2008 :: 6:28:05 to 6:37:25
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Christopher S. Bond

6:20:14 to 6:28:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher S. Bond

Christopher S. Bond

6:27:49 to 6:28:05( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: we have been able to see come through in this housing bill. so let me just conclude by extending my thanks to chairman dodd and ranking member shelby. i telecommunicationly want to thank the chairman

Christopher Dodd

6:28:05 to 6:28:26( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: for all the courtesies throught this process that i've been given at the opportunity to make an impact on a couple of issues hereelating to the mortgage brokers and so forth. so i thank you, mr. chairman,

Christopher Dodd

6:28:05 to 6:37:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher Dodd

Christopher Dodd

6:28:26 to 6:28:40( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: and i look forward to being of help in any way in the process of making this bill become a reality. mr. dodd: mr. president, if my colleague would yield for a minute, i want to return that compliment.

Christopher Dodd

6:28:40 to 6:28:55( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: to have a former secretary of h.u.d. as a member of your banking committee is a pretty good asset to have. when you start talking about these issues and that of someone who has actually run that

Christopher Dodd

6:28:55 to 6:29:12( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: agency and knows these proams as intermittly as mel martinez al-hassan really been a great asset for the committee in developing this product. i've said it to him privately. we've had a very active and very

Christopher Dodd

6:29:12 to 6:29:28( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: involved committee. i 21 members of this committee have been deeply engage ed in in debate over the last year -- year and a half now as we've had some 50 years ago, most of which have been relate ed

Christopher Dodd

6:29:28 to 6:29:51( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: to this subject matter one way or the er to gather as best information, the best advice we could get in developing the product here. the senator from florida has been a key element in all of that. mr.

Christopher Dodd

6:29:51 to 6:30:07( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: martinez: i thank you for the kindness. but i've heard in the recent days that this bill hasn't been seen, hasn't been read, and that somehow there's some mystery surrounding this bism this is a bill

Christopher Dodd

6:30:07 to 6:30:30( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: that has been through the committee process. there have been a number of hearings, as you've discussed, on each of the component parts of this bill. we've had great testimony from all of the financial

Christopher Dodd

6:30:30 to 6:30:44( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: minds in this country, and it's a bill that passed committee by a bipartisan vote of 19-2. so there are no rea miss centuries here. i realize that some minor changes have been made in the last couple

Christopher Dodd

6:30:44 to 6:30:59( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: of days. we now are well-aware of those. this is an open process ants and i really do hope that we will not get sidetracked from what is at stake here, which is that america's families that are

Christopher Dodd

6:30:59 to 6:31:29( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: really hurting. thank you. mr. dodd: i note that senator schumer was by consent supposed to follow senator martinez and i don't know if he's here or not. i just want to pause for a minute here. a senator:

Christopher Dodd

6:31:29 to 6:31:46( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut. under the previous order, the -- mr. dodd: the senator from new york unfortunately had to attend to another meeting. let me ask

Christopher Dodd

6:31:46 to 6:32:06( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: my colleagues here, how long is my colleague from shotgun going to be? -- is my colleague from new hampshire going to be? four minutes. the presiding officer: the senator from new hampshire. mr. sununu:

Christopher Dodd

6:32:06 to 6:32:19( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: i rise to offer an amendment and would ask unanimous consent that pending amendments be set aside and that my amendment be called up. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection,

Christopher Dodd

6:32:19 to 6:32:39( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: the clrt. the clerk: mr. sununu proposes amendment numbered 4999 to amendment number 4983. mr. sununu: mr. president, i rise today to offer an amendment dealing with affordable housing. this is a

Christopher Dodd

6:32:39 to 6:32:55( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: veryarge and complex piece of legislation, and i know that the members of the banking committee and the chairman and the ranking member of the banking committee and their membership have worked very hard

Christopher Dodd

6:32:55 to 6:33:08( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: on this legislation. it deals with a number of issues issues, the government-sponsored enterprises that the senator from florida just spoke about, housing trust funds, tax credits to try to deal with

Christopher Dodd

6:33:08 to 6:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: housing inventories and affordability of housing. i rise today to offer an amendment that addresses afford affordable housing in a slightly different venue and that is the affordable housing sprouter

Christopher Dodd

6:33:28 to 6:33:45( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: supported and provided by housing authorities all over america fl my amendment reaches out to those housing authorities to help them do their job better by reducing the amount of paper paperwork that

Christopher Dodd

6:33:45 to 6:33:58( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: they have to deal with in doing their job of providing affordable and safe housing to people across america america. we look especially at the small smallest of the who ising authorities, the ones that

Christopher Dodd

6:33:58 to 6:34:22( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: don't have enormousno staff, support groups, or an employment base to help deal with all of the federal regulations that we put on them. and what this amendment does is says to the smallest housing

Christopher Dodd

6:34:22 to 6:34:38( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: authorities in the country, those with 700 or 50 fewer housing units that they manage. if you do a good job, fur among the highest performing, not trouble, get the job done, perform well and pass all of the

Christopher Dodd

6:34:38 to 6:34:58( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: h.u.d. audits, you won't have to be required to submit a formal plan every single year. you still have to provide a five-year plan, still have to meet all of the civil rights law and compliance under

Christopher Dodd

6:34:58 to 6:35:14( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: h.u.d. but we take away that burden, thedministrative burden, of having to put together a plan every single year. and that really makes a difference. it enables them to focus on their mission, reduce

Christopher Dodd

6:35:14 to 6:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: that you are costs, reduce their overhead but at the same time leaves in place the core requirements that they continue to fulfill that mission effectively and comply with all the requirements of h.u.d.

Christopher Dodd

6:35:28 to 6:35:42( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: this is something that's strong strongly supported by the national association of housing directors. i've worked very closely with them in crafting this language. i've worked closely with the staff

Christopher Dodd

6:35:42 to 6:36:03( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: on the banking committee in crafting this language. they provided a good number of recommendations and suggestions. unfortunately, we haven't had many vehicles dealing with housing to come before

Christopher Dodd

6:36:03 to 6:36:20( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: the senate, and that's why i think it's especially preept that we try to address this and take care of it now, before the senate is consumed by other issues in the month ahead. we've got a great opportunity

Christopher Dodd

6:36:20 to 6:36:38( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: to take a commonsense step that's supported by housing authorities across the country, and i ask my colleagues to support this amendment. thank you, mr. president. mr. carper: mr. president? the presiding

Christopher Dodd

6:36:38 to 6:36:57( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: officer: the senator from delaware. mr. carper: mr. president, yesterday i stood here on the floor and i shared with our colleagues some news about work that senator voinovich and i and others had done

Christopher Dodd

6:36:57 to 6:37:10( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: to reduce diesel emissions that come from millions -- actually 11 million or so diesel engines across the country, fouling our air and cause ing tens of thousands of premature deaths, from asthma

Christopher Dodd

6:37:10 to 6:37:25( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: and from cancer and from other diseases because of those emissions. and i talked about how a number of us working together, democrats and republicans in the senate and in the 0 house, had cobbled together

Richard Shelby

6:37:25 to 6:37:40( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Shelby: the legislation which will have a significant and positive effect in reducing the health risks that come from diesel emissions. today we bring up for consideration another piece of legislation that's

Richard Shelby

6:37:25 to 6:40:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Shelby

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