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Senate Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 4:37:50 to 4:39:50
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Harry Reid

4:37:32 to 4:37:50( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: demint: we were rushed and i did not have a chance to explain what i was trying to do. as i was listening to the debate over the last couple of days i've seen rule 16 used against lindsey graham's bill

Jim DeMint

4:37:50 to 4:38:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: and other republican bills such as david vitter's taken down because it violated rule 16, legislating on aproaps bill. i heard senator dorgan and i realized there was a double standard and we were inconsistent.

Jim DeMint

4:37:50 to 4:39:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

4:38:03 to 4:38:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: it was okay to legislate on a democrat bill but not a republican bill. my intent here was to make a point, to raise a point of order that senator dorgan's amendment did violate rule 16 and -- but when

Jim DeMint

4:38:17 to 4:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the chair ruled, i appealed the ruling of the chair which the parliamentarian said she did not hear but what i wanted to vote on was the ruling of the chair to establish here, are we going to use rule 16 against

Jim DeMint

4:38:29 to 4:38:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: republicans but not democrats? are we going to have a fair debate? obviously, our preference would be not to be legislating on appropriations bills but if we're going to do it if some we should do it for all.

Jim DeMint

4:38:42 to 4:39:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: so, in this case, mr. leader, my hope had been to vote on an an appeal of the ruling of the chair which i asked for but which was in the recognized before we went into a quorum call: reid i say

Jim DeMint

4:39:02 to 4:39:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: to my friend, you won, the rule 16 you raised and you won. the amendment falls. and it's a. mr. demint: amendment. what's -- democrat democrat i asked for the yeas and nays on hh democrat democrat i asked for

Jim DeMint

4:39:12 to 4:39:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the -- mr. demint: i asked for the yeas and nays, my intent was whether we should legislate on appropriations bill. that was more a vote on rule 16 than the dorgan amendment. that is what i was

Jim DeMint

4:39:25 to 4:39:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: here for, to ask for a vote on aping of the rueing of the chair which was my language. i appeal of ruling of the chair and i ask for the yn. mr. reid: just a second i have the floor. mr. dorgan:

Jim DeMint

4:39:38 to 4:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: will the senator yield? mr. reid: happy happy. mr. dorgan: the senatorsere in the well when senator demint what he wanted was a vote on my amendment and i said well, that's fine, just withdraw your objection

Byron Dorgan

4:39:50 to 4:40:06( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: and we will have a vote. apparently that is not what he really wanted because the senator offered an objection relative to rule 16, the chair sustained the senator's objection and because the senator

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