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Senate Proceeding on Aug 4th, 2009 :: 1:16:10 to 1:18:30
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Claire McCaskill

1:16:04 to 1:16:24( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: president. mr. kohl: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from missouri. a senator: i request that the quorum be set aside.

Claire McCaskill

1:16:10 to 1:18:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill

1:16:25 to 1:16:46( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: a senator: i would like to rise for a minute and concur with the comments of my colleague from vermont, senator sanders and i have spent some time on the phone over the last few weeks with independent dairy producers in missouri and it's heartbreaking what is happening. mrs. mccaskill: you know, in

Claire McCaskill

1:16:47 to 1:17:08( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: this economic dnturn, it's hard to look everywhere we need to be looking. one day the car sector is grabbing our attention. another day we're talking about what's going on in -- in terms of utility costs for our constituents. another day we're talking about whether or not people can even afford health care.

Claire McCaskill

1:17:09 to 1:17:32( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: and i -- there's just so many places that we are trying to look and do what's necessary to get us through the rough patch. unfortunately the independent producer, they don't have a whole lot of lobbyists out here. a lot of the big multinational agricultural corporations have plenty of help in these halls much but the families that i know and the families i've talked to that are trying to

Claire McCaskill

1:17:33 to 1:17:54( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: continue to produce dairy products for this nation in a family way, in an indendent way, are really on the ropes. and i would ask unanimous consent that i be added as a cosponsor to senator sanders amendment and that we rember that it's not just our car manufacturers that are in trouble right now.

Claire McCaskill

1:17:55 to 1:18:17( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: in almost every sector of economy we have trouble and we can't neglect one area of our economy in an effort to help another area of our economy. thank you, madam president, and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk

Claire McCaskill

1:18:18 to 1:18:23( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: will call the roll.

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