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Senate Proceeding 07-15-08 on Jul 15th, 2008 :: 1:57:57 to 2:03:41
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Joseph Biden

1:49:56 to 1:57:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Biden

Joseph Biden

1:57:37 to 1:57:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Biden: me and my colleague in oh -- join me and my colleague in opposing this amendment. i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from new jersey. mr. menendez: madam

Robert Menendez

1:57:57 to 1:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: president, i rise to strongly support the chairman and the ranking member's initiative here on the lann dose the -- lantos-hyde united states leadership on hiv-aids, -a tuberculosisul and malaria reauthorizationage.

Robert Menendez

1:57:57 to 2:03:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Menendez

Robert Menendez

1:58:06 to 1:58:18( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: io as we support the president's emergency plan for aids relief, we have the chance to take on the most devastating diseases of the -- diseases the world has ever known. the death toll from the aids

Robert Menendez

1:58:18 to 1:58:34( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: epidemic s tands at 22 million. malaria will claim more than 1 million thrives year alone, most of -- lives this year ea alone, most of whom will be children u nder the age of f oive. this country has

Robert Menendez

1:58:34 to 1:58:48( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: seen time and time again how the fate of the american people is intertwined with the fate of people all over the world.| the aids epidemic is just one more case of that. more than half a million

Robert Menendez

1:58:48 to 1:59:01( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: americans lives have been lost. now, not just from a moral standpoint, but from an economic standpoint, a national security standpoint and the standpoint of our own help as h a nation, the fight against

Robert Menendez

1:59:01 to 1:59:15( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: deadly diseases is a fight we're in all together. addressing these diseases d is not just a humanitarian endeavor. it is also in the national interest and national security interests of the united

Robert Menendez

1:59:15 to 1:59:34( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: states. these devastating diseases are a destablizing force for many countries in africa. and it is in our interest to ensure that sufficient funds are available to make meaningful progress in this

Robert Menendez

1:59:34 to 1:59:49( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: area. this bill moves us closer to that goal. the bipartisan bill we're consideringg offers ambitious but achievable targets. including supporting prevention of 12 million h.i.v. infections. care for

Robert Menendez

1:59:49 to 2:00:05( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: 12 million people with or affected by hiv-aids. including, among those, five million children. and antiretroviral treatment for an increasing number of persons whose rising target is expected to

Robert Menendez

2:00:05 to 2:00:18( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: represent at least three million lives saved. cutting funding would require a dramatic downsizing of these targets. tuberculosis and malaria combined more than 3.6 million lives a year. the president's

Robert Menendez

2:00:18 to 2:00:32( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: initial proposal of $30 billion did not address funding for these diseases except through the global fund. this bill, like its house counterpart, does include these diseases and increases the treatment

Robert Menendez

2:00:32 to 2:00:44( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: goals for persons with hiv-aids as well as for the treatment of children. thus justifying the additional authorization of funds. authorization of funds. this is only to say that we have the ability

Robert Menendez

2:00:44 to 2:00:58( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: to go up to thatha amount. it does not guarantee that we will spend that amount. the amendment that is being offered by the senator from south carolina would slash the funning of this bill by almost

Robert Menendez

2:00:58 to 2:01:13( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: one-third. while international organizations estimate that achieving universal access to antiretroviral medications would demand $40 billion in resources. a number of the world's need to do it all

Robert Menendez

2:01:13 to 2:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: to achieve this amendment shaves down america's contribution. puttin g medication further out of the reach of thousands of people. madam president, this country, i chaired the hearing on behalf of the

Robert Menendez

2:01:27 to 2:01:40( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: committee. and i know that senator lugar was with me during those hearings. this country hasn't gone into our greatest challenges half heartly. when we entered the second world war, our allies knew

Robert Menendez

2:01:40 to 2:01:53( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: that we were in it with our hearts and our souls. when president kennedy announced that we would go to the moon, friend and foe alike knew that we would not rest until we allowed mankind to take that

Robert Menendez

2:01:53 to 2:02:06( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: giant leap. this is our chance to show that america's ready to lead. we should come together as republicans and democrats, as americans, as human beings to stop this vast catastrophe. to attack it with

Robert Menendez

2:02:06 to 2:02:22( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: all that we've got. this is about our visionur for the world. a world where disease can be controlled, a world ultimately free from fear. if we act today to give pepfar full funding, it's more than

Robert Menendez

2:02:22 to 2:02:37( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: just a powerful statement. we will have saved hundreds of thousands of lives and that -- that is the essence of this debate. de that is what -- that is what is at stake here right now, pure and simple.e.

Robert Menendez

2:02:37 to 2:02:49( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: pure and simple. it is an expression of our humanity. it's an expression of there fulfillment of being able to do the one single thing that i think is the highest calling of public service, which is to stave

Robert Menendez

2:02:49 to 2:03:02( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: the -- to save the life ofe another. it is an understanding that it is in our national interest and our national s ecurity interest. because disease knows no boundaries. we have faced that time and

Robert Menendez

2:03:02 to 2:03:13( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: time again during the course of our history. if we believe this is someone else's problem, we are sadly mistaken. and so this is ao chance for us to lead. it's an opportunity to do itor in a bipartisan

Robert Menendez

2:03:13 to 2:03:25( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: way. i hope my colleagues will ultimately support thema bill, the underlying bill, and certainly oppose the amendment from my colleague from south carolina so that we can fulfill that obligation. with

Robert Menendez

2:03:25 to 2:03:41( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: that, madam president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. preside -- madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from kansas. a senator: madam president, i seek to speak in favor of the bill.

Sam Brownback

2:03:41 to 2:03:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: i would inquire the manager if i need to receive any time allocation. i would like to speak up to 10 minutes. i don't see the manager of the bill. mr. brownback: madam president, i want to rise and

Sam Brownback

2:03:41 to 2:11:32( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sam Brownback

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