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Senate Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 4:49:40 to 4:53:25
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John McCain

4:49:37 to 4:49:59( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: retirement reform provisions and the bill as well. i yield the time, mr. the pr senator from arizona is recognized. mr. mccain: mr. president, this amendment by the distinguished chairman of the veterans affairs committee is, i

John McCain

4:49:40 to 4:53:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John McCain

John McCain

4:50:00 to 4:50:20( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: would imagine, has some very good and helpful provisions associated with it. it also applies to federal employees and perhaps some department of defense employees are included in that but very large amendment composed of

John McCain

4:50:21 to 4:50:41( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: six retirement-related provisions and some expenditure of funds. as i understand the bill there's not a provision for paying it. i may be wrong. but let me

John McCain

4:50:42 to 4:51:02( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: chair and ranking member of the homeland security committee have looked at these issues, as well. i am wondering why it was not included, then, on homeland security? we just finished doing the homeland security appropriations. but it would reduce mandatory

John McCain

4:51:03 to 4:51:24( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: spending by $36 million over 10 years. it has significant costs that will hav least 10 years. so because they would be added on this bill it would add to the cost of the national defense authorization act and would

John McCain

4:51:25 to 4:51:45( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: exceed our budge properly it would be subject to a budget point of order which i would be -- which the senate would then speak on whether it is appropriate budget point of order or not. there's been no strong opposition from the

John McCain

4:51:46 to 4:52:06( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: administration these costs were not included in the administration's budget requests. i understand that a lot of these provisions, because of the large number of the department of defense but i

John McCain

4:52:07 to 4:52:27( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: don't think that this is a good idea to have a bill of magnitude under -- although certainly it is in order -- but i'm not sure it is bill of this magnitude should be tacked on to the defense authorization bill i say that

John McCain

4:52:28 to 4:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: fully aware we're tacking on a hate crimes bill which has a lot less to do with the department of defense. so i say to glad to have a vote on this. perhaps there is going to be a

John McCain

4:52:49 to 4:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: budget point of order raised on this amendment but hopefully we can alert our colleagues and give them the opportunity in the next few minutes to budget point of order or ask for a recorded vote or i objection, then, we would have a

John McCain

4:53:10 to 4:53:25( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: voice vote. i uld like to point out to my colleagues, this is a fairly large legislation which does fall under the proper authority of the homeland security

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