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Senate Proceeding on Jul 28th, 2008 :: 0:56:46 to 0:58:09
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Tom Coburn

0:56:31 to 0:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Coburn: better. have they told you they needed as much money as the bill originally authorized. mr. coburn: they knee one-third of the amount that the bill authorized. mr. sessions: to the department of justice

Jeff Sessions

0:56:46 to 0:56:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: gave the message that the goal can be achieved with one-third less money than the bill has in it? mr. coburn: correct. mr. sessions: and they're willing to accept that amount? mr. coburn: and avoid

Jeff Sessions

0:56:46 to 0:58:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

0:56:58 to 0:57:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: wasted funds. mr. sessions: i don't think that is unreasonable i say to my friend the majority leader that. is what a good senator should do. you served on the judiciary committee, so you were engauged

Jeff Sessions

0:57:09 to 0:57:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: with that discussion when it first came up. mr. coburn: i also raised reservations with the bill when it first came up. mr. sessions: on the child protection act, the goal of that was -- and i served

Jeff Sessions

0:57:26 to 0:57:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: on that sub committee. but the goal of that was to create task forces around the country to exploit computer technology to identify pedophiles and child molesters, a goal of which i support and i think you support.

Jeff Sessions

0:57:44 to 0:57:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: but the amount of money just seemed to be drawn out of thin air. it was $1.00 something billion dollars. mr. coburn: that's correct. but the bill brought down the number to $360-something million.

Jeff Sessions

0:57:54 to 0:58:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: it was never offered to me. but it was in the bill when it came to the floor. mr. sessions: when it came out of committee, as i recall, and i talked to the chairman of the subcommittee, senator

Tom Coburn

0:58:09 to 0:58:24( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Coburn: biden, at length, and our staffs talked and we asked them to bring the t amount down. i served 15 years in the department of justice. i knowing something about how task forces work. we didn't need $1.2

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