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Senate Proceeding on Jul 29th, 2009 :: 6:28:00 to 6:30:00
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Claire McCaskill

6:27:57 to 6:28:18( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: could line up -- i believe we will have three recorded votes on -- mr. coburn: that would be fine with me, mr. chairman. if we could turn to the senator from missouri at this point and then we could line up three successive votes on the coburn amendments, two by senator coburn and one my myself and senator bnett. the presiding officer: the

Claire McCaskill

6:28:00 to 6:30:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill

6:28:19 to 6:28:41( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: senator from missouri. ms. mccaskill: mr. president, i thank the senator from north dakota. i want to agree with my friend from oklahoma on his amendment on contracting competion. maybe it is fitting that in the energy bill i'm

Claire McCaskill

6:28:46 to 6:29:06( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: don quiote here tilting at a windmill. i have learned during my time in the senate that there are certain things very protected. one of them is the earmarking process. i think most people would acknowledge that we have billions in noncompete contracts through earmarks. and they're not all for exotic

Claire McCaskill

6:29:07 to 6:29:27( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: research. we have -- yes, we have noncompete contracts a lost places, and we should try to get rid of all of them. every last one ever them. if it's exotic research, then there's probably not going to be very many people that will bid on it. so i don't agree with my friend

Claire McCaskill

6:29:28 to 6:29:49( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: from north dakota on this issue of carving out earmarks as an area of noncompete. i think there are a lot of things wrong -- mr. dorgan: would yield? ms. mccaskill: yes. mr. dorgan: the senator is not describing my position. i have not suggested carving eemplets over not heard that this afternoon.

Claire McCaskill

6:29:50 to 6:30:00( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: mr. dorgan: well, you didn't hear that during the debate. mrs. mccaskill: i heard the senator from oklahoma wants to pass a amendment that would require competition from all the

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