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Senate Proceeding on Aug 6th, 2009 :: 7:59:30 to 8:02:00
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Carl Levin

7:59:30 to 7:59:51( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: going unless we adopt the house bill today. if we leave here without adopting the house of house bill or amending the house bill, it is the end of the most successful program that we've seen in the stimulus package. that's the choice. so adopting the isakson amendment doesn't get us where

Carl Levin

7:59:30 to 8:02:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carl Levin

Carl Levin

7:59:52 to 8:00:12( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: senate isakson wants us to and it destroys the cash for clunkers extension. it is a highly successful program. any of the stimulus packages to date. we're put into a number of amendments to vote against, as well as the harkin amendment is, voting against an amendment such as that is

Carl Levin

8:00:13 to 8:00:34( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: difficult. we know that, but we did it a week ago. we had to do it when the highway trust fund came up. amendment which most of us i believe favored which would have produced money for our states in order to have a bill passed without any amendment so that we could get it done because the house so we were put in that position much it's not unusual around

Carl Levin

8:00:35 to 8:00:56( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: here that we're nut this position. it's a fact of life around here. and it's not back home why we had to do this. so if you favor cash for clunkers, we have to vote against every amendment. there cannot be change. there cannot be a period, a comma, a word, a paragraph

Carl Levin

8:00:57 to 8:01:18( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: changed in the house bill. if there is, it is the death nil for this very successful program. so i hope that we will vote against all amendments. some of them very difficult to vote against. some of the have voted for before, including the isakson amendment. some of them like senator harkin's, which is a well-intended amendment. it's got other implications to it, by the way, which would

Carl Levin

8:01:19 to 8:01:40( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: require it b believe, if it were going to have the effect that's intended and that would require regulations to be adopted and that would take so long in any event for the klunkers bill for that to happen would also be the death knell for so

Carl Levin

8:01:41 to 8:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: i yield the floor. the presiding officer: t senator from washington. mrs. murray: madamresident, i would just let all the senators know that we are working to probably move to the votes here fairly shortly, as soon as we get a unanimous consent agreement. so at this time, i would suggest the absence of a the presiding officer: does the

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