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Senate Proceeding on Jul 25th, 2008 :: 5:19:07 to 5:22:21
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Robert P. Casey, Jr.

5:10:42 to 5:19:07( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

5:18:37 to 5:19:07( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: and state agencies charged with regulating food safety. americans have every right to expect a safe food supply and we in the senate owe it to them to make needed improvements to this system before

Robert Menendez

5:19:07 to 5:19:26( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: another outbreak sickens thousands more of our citizens. mr. president, i yield the floor floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding ofcer: the senator fr om new jersey. mr. menendez: thank you, mr.

Robert Menendez

5:19:07 to 5:22:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Menendez

Robert Menendez

5:19:26 to 5:19:42( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: president. mr. president, i ask unanimous consent as if -- to speak as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. menendez: mr. president, i believe democrats are committed to

Robert Menendez

5:19:42 to 5:19:59( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: strengthening our weakening economy by addressing record high home foreclosures and record high energy prices. the good news is that we'll pass, i certainly hope tomorrow, the housing bill. even when

Robert Menendez

5:19:59 to 5:20:14( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: president bush originally opposed the essence of what we were trying to do in the housing foreclosure prevention bill, he has finally dropped his rather stubborn opposition to an important bill and

Robert Menendez

5:20:14 to 5:20:25( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: finally realizes, as democrats have for quite some time, that we have to act immediately to address the housing crisis not only for the 2 million american homes that could be lost, where the american

Robert Menendez

5:20:25 to 5:20:41( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: dream gets turned into the american nightmare, but what that means to us collectively as a nation in terms of our economy, what it meansns to all of us, as we've seen, by an economy that continu

Robert Menendez

5:20:41 to 5:21:02( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: es to go all in the wrong direction. what we see in rising inflation costs of essential goods that people and families needie, as we see in the rising costs of energy, which i'll talk about in a moment,

Robert Menendez

5:21:02 to 5:21:13( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: and as we seee in the decreasing values of homes as foreclosed properties within a neighborhood take place, the loss of value of everyone else's home in that community goes down $10,000 or $15,000, and

Robert Menendez

5:21:13 to 5:21:28( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: if there i are multiple foreclelosure there re are even greater amounts of values lost. and those values that are in their homes, which for the average ameri can is the single biggest part of their

Robert Menendez

5:21:28 to 5:21:41( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: savings and investments and opportunity to draw from, when that value goes down, the opportunity to educate our children, put them through college, to loan against it, to borrow against it goes down,

Robert Menendez

5:21:41 to 5:21:52( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: for having a medical emerge ncy, the opportunity gets diminished for having that for retirement opportunities, the opportun ity gets diminished. so the housing package has so manyma dimensions for

Robert Menendez

5:21:52 to 5:22:04( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: it thas t it's critical -- to it that it'st' critical to the counticry. so we appreciate that the president has finally dropped his veto threat, will sign the bill. it will help americans keep their homes

Robert Menendez

5:22:04 to 5:22:21( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: and their home equity. we are restoring stability to bi the housing market, helping businesses andsi communities hurt by this crisis not only recover but also create new jobs. and the bill will help

Robert Bennett

5:22:21 to 5:22:35( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Bennett: prevent another crisis of this magnitude magnitude, stop fmaoreclosures before they begin and preserve se for future generations the american dream of homeownership. the nearly 8,500 new families filing for

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