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Senate Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 5:55:48 to 5:59:51
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Patty Murray

5:54:47 to 5:55:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patty Murray

Patty Murray

5:55:32 to 5:55:48( Edit History Discussion )

Patty Murray: so i hope that all senators are close by the floor. i suggest the absence of -- i see the senator from montana is here, and would ask him how much time he's going to use. i believe the senator from

Jon Tester

5:55:48 to 5:56:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: montana will be using five minutes. senator alexander will be using a few. stpes mr. tester: mr. chairman? the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr. tester: i rise in strong opposition to

Jon Tester

5:55:48 to 5:59:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Tester

Jon Tester

5:56:00 to 5:56:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: this alexander amendment. the amendment would take away $300 million from port security, rail security and all the grant programs that fall on first responders in each of our home states. it would rob

Jon Tester

5:56:16 to 5:56:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: the border patrol, customs enforcement and coast guard of the resources they need to keep our nation safe. you're robbing peter to pay paul. the amendment would take $300 million and give it to the department

Jon Tester

5:56:28 to 5:56:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: of motor vehicles. let me say it again, this amendment takes funds off the border and gives funds to the d.m.v. that is because the real i.d. act will require every citizen to obtain a new driver's

Jon Tester

5:56:39 to 5:56:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: license from your state and to do that you'll need a birth certificate, a social security card and some way of verifying your current address. that applies to everyone. and it will require states to reissue

Jon Tester

5:56:51 to 5:57:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: more than 245 million driver's licenses. let me say that again, it will require states to reissue more than 245 million drivers licenses only after certifying that the person requesting the document

Jon Tester

5:57:03 to 5:57:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: is an american citizen or in the country legally. states are being asked to build a new set of databases and other information technology to link up with federal databases and with other states. all in

Jon Tester

5:57:20 to 5:57:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: all, the national i.d. system will cost $23 billion -- with a "b" -- $23 billion for states to implement and we're going to take away from port security, rail security and first responders in our home

Jon Tester

5:57:32 to 5:57:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: states and think that's going to make a difference. this amendment would only provide 1.3% of that $23 billion cost. that does nothing to help the states. in fact, it's affront to them to say we hear

Jon Tester

5:57:46 to 5:57:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: your complaints and then provide them with a 1% solution. beyond the funding issues in this amendment, thank you it creates, endorsing real i.d. i think would be a mistake. the real i.d. act puts massive

Jon Tester

5:57:59 to 5:58:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: new federal regulations on the states for new databases, fraud monitoring to network and data storage capacity. the states will be tasked with the enormous range of new regulations and new requirements.

Jon Tester

5:58:16 to 5:58:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: once real i.d. becomes effective, every department of motor vehicles will have to play immigration official. d.m.v. will be tasked with reconciling discrepancies with the social security numbers. department

Jon Tester

5:58:31 to 5:58:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: of motor vehicles will have to require proof of legal presence in the united states for immigrants. it also -- real i.d. also creates enormous privacy concerns. real i.d. is a national i.d. card, make

Jon Tester

5:58:41 to 5:58:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: no mistake about that. every citizen who wants to get on a plane, who wants to enter a federal building and possibly who wants to get a job will have to be a part of it. we should not be funding

Jon Tester

5:58:54 to 5:59:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: something like that without a real debate in congress about the wisdom of such a program. just one month ago 52 senators voted to prohibit the expansion of real i.d. the immigration amendment.

Jon Tester

5:59:11 to 5:59:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: i hope that we do not retreat from that progress by suddenly agreeing to this amendment to fund at a 1% level real i.d. mr. president, the way to improve our country's homeland security is not by outsourcing

Jon Tester

5:59:22 to 5:59:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: it to the state's department of motor vehicles. our security is improved by hiring more border agents, strengthening customs and coast guard and ensuring our local law enforcement has the tools

Jon Tester

5:59:38 to 5:59:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: they need to prepare for and respond to terrorist threats. this amendment sets the wrong priorities for homeland security, and i urge its tkwaoefplt thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor.~

Lamar Alexander

5:59:51 to 6:00:07( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. the presiding officer: will be senator withhold? mr. alexander: if i'm not mistaken -- the presiding officer: the

Lamar Alexander

5:59:51 to 6:02:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

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