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Senate Proceeding on Sep 10th, 2007 :: 6:02:06 to 6:04:07
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Byron Dorgan

6:01:53 to 6:02:06( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: has passed a piece of legislation that would prohibit that pilot project. this amendment would do the same for the senate. i will describe in some detail the reasons for the amendment. i'm pleased

Mary Landrieu

6:02:06 to 6:02:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: a cosponsor, senator specter, wishes to make a statement. i know he has a time constraint so let me recognize -- let me relinquish the floor so senator specter can make a statement. the presiding

Mary Landrieu

6:02:06 to 6:04:07( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

6:02:15 to 6:02:27( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: officer: the senator from pennsylvania. mr. specter: the senior senator from louisiana has asked for two minutes to precede my comments and i'm prepared to yield to her for that purpose. the presiding

Mary Landrieu

6:02:27 to 6:02:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: officer: the senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. i thank my colleagues for yielding because of time constraints. i came to the floor to thank senator murray for her extraordinary

Mary Landrieu

6:02:40 to 6:02:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: work on the w bridge replacement amendment and for the colleagues, 60, this joined her in supporting this amendment. it's important to all of our states but particularly for louisiana, that is struggling

Mary Landrieu

6:02:54 to 6:03:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: like so many of our states are, to find funding for critical infrastructure. we've had, of course, just two years ago, a collapse of an infrastructure of our levees. we have great impacts on many of our highways. and,

Mary Landrieu

6:03:07 to 6:03:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: of course, the collapse of the bridge in minnesota has caused us all to refocus on the importance of this issue. for louisiana -- and i'll submit my longer statement to the record -- but we have

Mary Landrieu

6:03:24 to 6:03:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: over 4,000 bridges in the state of louisiana alone -- that's including overpasses over highways. nearly 30% of the total are categorized as "structuralally deficient" or "functionally obsolete." one bridge

Mary Landrieu

6:03:44 to 6:03:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: i have outlined in this record, for the record, is the red river bridge that was built in 1936. it, itself, will cost $100 million in a very small parish in louisiana but we are straddling that great

Mary Landrieu

6:03:55 to 6:04:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: mississippi river. it causes a great deal of strain on some of our poorer parishes that need to find ways across but have very little capacity. i thank senatori murray and i thank my leagues for yielding

Arlen Specter

6:04:07 to 6:04:23( Edit History Discussion )

Arlen Specter: before we -- my colleagues for yielding before we go on to the next debate of truck and trucks. i am happy to cosponsor their amendment, as well. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from

Arlen Specter

6:04:07 to 6:08:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Arlen Specter

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