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Senate Proceeding on Aug 5th, 2010 :: 3:23:25 to 3:25:30
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Mary Landrieu

3:23:21 to 3:23:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: this done right now. i yield the floor. ms. landrieu: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: madam president, i would like to take a minute to add my voice in support of coming to closure on this important issue, and i want to thank senator dorgan and senator lincoln for their extraordinary leadership for the pigford and

Mary Landrieu

3:23:25 to 3:25:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Landrieu

3:23:43 to 3:24:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: cobell claimants. we are very close to settling a grave injustice gone on this two communities, one the native american community and the other the african-american community. i think sely hope we can find way forward in the next few hours, before we leave, to get this done. and if not, that it would be one of the first orders of business

Mary Landrieu

3:24:05 to 3:24:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: when we get back. the explanations have been made beautifully on both sides. i want to say, though, that i represent 10,000 of these african-american farmers. i am going to fight for them and advocate for them and continue to bring their cases before this body, until we get justice.

Mary Landrieu

3:24:29 to 3:24:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: people i louisiana generally of many different races understand systematic injustice. talking about oil moneys not coming the way they should, there are many people in louisiana right now shaking their head in great sympathy with the stories of the senator from north dakota shared with us about the native americans.

Mary Landrieu

3:24:51 to 3:25:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: so i'm here to support the pigford settlement. i'm here to support the cobell settlement and hope that we can find the $5 billion approximately paid for so that it doesn't affect the deficit, paid for in a responsible way to end this discrimination and to provide some hope and support to these families. and finally, let me say that i

Mary Landrieu

3:25:12 to 3:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: was proud to send clarence hawkins' name to run the usda in louisiana, the first african-american administrator to do so, former mayor of bass strip. the president after pointed him at my corks and we're making some headway in louisiana to rectify past injustices, and i thank the senator from --

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