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Senate Proceeding 07-13-10 on Jul 13th, 2010 :: 0:35:05 to 0:36:35
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Lamar Alexander

0:34:46 to 0:35:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: essentially freeze discretionary spending as a first step toward reigning in -- reining in federal spending. in other words, we have message amendments, each side trying to score a point. isn't this a proposal that deserves respect as a serious

Judd Gregg

0:35:05 to 0:36:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judd Gregg

Judd Gregg

0:35:06 to 0:35:27( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: attempt to restrain the debt and that should earn bipartisan support? mr. gregg: i thank the senator from tennessee for his point. it is valid. this is a bipartisan proposal for all intents and purposes. it was voted on and got 57 votes, maybe it got 58 and there are only 41 republicans.

Judd Gregg

0:35:28 to 0:35:49( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: so, clearly, it had a large number of democratic votes from the other side of the aisle. because the number's reasonable. a freeze is a reasonable number on the non-defense discretionary side at a time when we're running deficits that over $1.4 trillion. you've got to start somewhere. all great journeys begin with a step and so this is the place

Judd Gregg

0:35:50 to 0:36:11( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: where we should start right here by freezing non-defense discretionary spending. and, we, as republican appropriators, said that we're willing to do it and i think the senator from tennessee is right. this is an attempt to reach across the aisle and bring in a bipartisan coalition to accomplish this using a number that has already received significant bipartisan support. mr. president, i yield the floor

Judd Gregg

0:36:12 to 0:36:30( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: and make a point of quorum is not present. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

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