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Senate Proceeding 09-11-07 on Sep 11th, 2007 :: 3:30:39 to 3:35:48
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3:30:23 to 3:30:39( Edit History Discussion )

the tide of foreclosures without bailing out risky lenders and eculators from the market. i would urge my colleagues to accept this amendment, and i would also note that sometimes that people who have limited

Jon Tester

3:30:39 to 3:31:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: incomes may not be in a position to buy a home but may be better off renting. and i have been in the -- i have been in rental housing in my lifetime and many of us have been. i think that recent efforts

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3:30:39 to 3:35:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Tester

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3:31:00 to 3:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: by the administration to push for homeownership without regard in too many instances to the ability of the -- of the homeowners to meet the payments is pushing the envelope too far. some of the no-down

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3:31:17 to 3:31:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: payment schemes that have been offered up have put not only homeowners at risk but whole neighborhoods at risk, where one or two foreclosures may totally cripple an otherwise -- a vulnerable but otherwise healthy

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3:31:40 to 3:31:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: housing neighborhood. so we need to take a look carefully at the subprime market. we also need to look at those practices with unnecessarily put at risk families who -- of modest income who may not be able

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3:31:53 to 3:32:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: to take on the responsibilities and the financial burdens of homeowning but would be better off renting. so with that, mr. president, i yield the floor and i look forward to hearing from our colleagues

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3:33:23 to 3:33:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: talk about mexican trucks. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mrs. murray: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from washington

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3:33:32 to 3:33:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: state. mrs. murray: mr. president, i ask that the quorum call be lifted. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. murray: mr. president, i call up amendment number 2800. the presiding officer:

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3:33:41 to 3:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: without objection. the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from washington, mrs. murray for mr. durbin, proposes an amendment numbered 2800. mrs. murray: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent

Jon Tester

3:33:51 to 3:33:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: that the amendment be modified as presented to the desk. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. mawr ray: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the -- mrs. murray: mr. president, i ask

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3:33:59 to 3:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: unanimous consent that the pending amendment be set aside and i ask unanimous consent that the following three amendments be considered en bloc: amendments number 2832, 2800, as modified, and 2845. the

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3:34:10 to 3:34:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mrs. murray: mr. president, this en bloc amendment has been cleared on both sides. i know of no other debate. the presiding officer:

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3:34:26 to 3:34:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: if there is no further debate, all those in favor say aye. opposed, no. the ayes have it. the ayes do have it. the amendment is agreed to. mrs. murray: move to reconsider. mr. bond: move to lay on the

Jon Tester

3:34:36 to 3:34:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: table. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. murray: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the time that was used be equally divided from both sides and -- between now and the hour

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3:34:51 to 3:35:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: of 7:00, and i remin all of our colleagues that at 7:00, we will be having three votes on -- on the amendments that are pending. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. dorgan: mr. president?

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3:35:00 to 3:35:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: the presid ing officer: the senator from north dakota. mr. dorgan: mr. presidergnt, if i could inquire of the senator from washington. my understanding is that from 6:00 to:00, there was to be -- 6:00

Jon Tester

3:35:13 to 3:35:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: to 7:00, there was to be debate on the two amendments, senator cornyn's amendment and my amendment, which will be then voted on as stand-aside amendments at 7:00? mrs. murray: that is correct. mr. dorgan: or

Jon Tester

3:35:21 to 3:35:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: side-by-side amendments, i should say. and that i would be allowed half of the time. so let me -- let me ask consent that i be allowed to speak for five minutes on the coburn amendment that i believe

Jon Tester

3:35:31 to 3:35:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Tester: he has spoken about already dealing with the peace garden outside of that block of time and following that five-minute presentation, the remaining time would be split between myself and senator cornyn

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or his designee. i'm not asking that the vote be extended, i'm just saying between now and 7:00, we have -- are splitting the time with respect to the truck amendment. is that -- mr. president, if i have

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