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Senate Proceeding on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 1:59:20 to 2:02:25
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Jim DeMint

1:59:17 to 1:59:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: washington, mrs. murray, and the senator from south carolina, mr. demint. senators, please take your conversations out of the well. the presiding officer: who yields time?

Jim DeMint

1:59:20 to 2:02:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

1:59:38 to 1:59:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: mr. demint: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. demint: mr. president, current law promises the american people secure our southern borders with 700 miles of pedestrian fence. obviously, we've seen violence increase, drug weapons trafficking, we have destabilized the mexican

Jim DeMint

1:59:59 to 2:00:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: governmentecause of our inability to carry out that promise. at this point, t miles of double-layered pedestrian fences as promised in our laws. we're supposed to have 700 miles. my amendment simply enforces current law and sets a deadline that we finish a pedestrian

Jim DeMint

2:00:24 to 2:00:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: fence as required by law -- by -- the presiding officer: the senate will be in mr. demint: finance the fence that is required by law by the end of next year. this is a promise we should keep to the american people. i reserve the remainder of my time. the presiding officer: the senator from washington. mrs. murray: i yield my time to the accept from voinovich. mr. voinovich: we oppose this amendment.

Jim DeMint

2:00:46 to 2:01:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the amdment would force the department of homeland security to construct hundreds of additional miles of pedestrian fencing beyond that which is determined as necessary. the department of homeland security has studied and analyzed the tactical infrastructure needs including pedestrian fencing or fencing along that border. it's built, or it is in the process of constructing miles of

Jim DeMint

2:01:09 to 2:01:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: pedestrian fencing needed that they feel is necessary. the fact is, this bed, when changed the law, not to are -- we did not detail the location and type of fencing. instead, we left it to the discretion of the secretary of homeland security. not only is this amendment broad because it overtowns the u.s.

Jim DeMint

2:01:30 to 2:01:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: customs and border detection determination of tactical infer structure needs but iwould be incredibly the funds provided for this purpose by requiring additional fencing, some miles of fencing have an average c billion per mile. i urge we vote "no" on this. mr. demint: mr. president? the presiding officer: the

Jim DeMint

2:01:51 to 2:02:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: senator from south carolina. nine seconds remaining. mr. demint: what we' doing is not working. this amendment is designed to add some force and to kept law. i encourage my colleagues to support it. the presiding officer: all time is expired.

Jim DeMint

2:02:13 to 2:02:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: if there is in further debate on the amendment, all those in favor say aye. a senator: i ask for the yeas and nay a sufficient second?

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