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Senate Proceeding on Sep 14th, 2010 :: 2:21:25 to 2:28:40
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Mary Landrieu

2:21:23 to 2:21:46( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the driver of jobs in country. ms. landrieu: mr. president? the presiding officer: cloture to commit falls. the senator from muse lewis is recognized. -- the senator from louisiana is recognized. 7. ms. landrieu: i thank the leader for his kind words, but we would not have gotten to this point this morning where 61

Mary Landrieu

2:21:25 to 2:28:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

2:21:47 to 2:22:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: senators raised their hand or their voice to vote "yes" for this important and really substantial piece of legislation, had it not been for the leadership of harry reid. the majority leader knows not only what nevada needs but what america needs. what america and nevada need right now is to get back to work.

Mary Landrieu

2:22:08 to 2:22:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and the entities that are going to put americans back to work are not found on wall street. they're found on main street. they're not big businesses; they're small businesses. they're not the businesses that have been around for 50 or 100 or 200 years. they are eight businesses that started up last year or that

Mary Landrieu

2:22:29 to 2:22:52( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: want to start up today. majority leader reid knows and understands that. we would not be here this morning without his leadership. and he's right to acknowledges chairman baucus. he is a long-suffering chairman of the finance committee and has the patience of job to put up what all that he puts up with,

Mary Landrieu

2:22:55 to 2:23:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: trying to pay for every that idea that comes from these 100 desks. i hope people appreciate it, not just in montana but around the whole country. and he found a way to not only pay for this bill but for it to generate for the taxpayer an earnings of $1.1 billion.

Mary Landrieu

2:23:16 to 2:23:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: that's good work. that doesn't happen here every day, and it would not have happened without senator baucus. and many cosponsors that senator reid pointed out -- senator boxer, senator america rirks senator cantwell, senator warner, senator levin particularly helpful and supportive.

Mary Landrieu

2:23:37 to 2:24:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: i want to also say this would not have happened -- the vote today to end debate was the vote on this bill. make no mistake about it. if 60 or 61 senators had not said "yes" this morning, this bill would have gone into this trash can right here, not to be seen again. the $12 billion in tax cuts

Mary Landrieu

2:24:01 to 2:24:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: would not be a reality. the substantial improvement of the core small business programs would not be a reality, and the $30 billion lending fund that's going to leverage $300 billion in lending would not be a reality. pooh t. would would be in the trash can right now. but it is not. it is a living bill that we're

Mary Landrieu

2:24:22 to 2:24:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: going to pass later today because 61 senators in this chamber said "yes" to the country and "no" to party politics. and particularly i want to point out senator voinovich. his statement was so poignant in the paper today or yesterday when he said -- or was reported, i've run across small business

Mary Landrieu

2:24:43 to 2:25:03( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: people in ohio that went to 40 banks to try to get a loan, he said, and were turned down every time. mr. president, this is happening all over america today. senator voinovich is a senator that governs with his heart, as

Mary Landrieu

2:25:04 to 2:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: well as his head, and he is not led around by the nose like some people here by their party politics. and he said "no," the debate has to come to and he. if you want to debate the george bush tax cuts, do it on somebody else's back. not on the backs of small business in ohio or louisiana or virginia. they have taken too much weight.

Mary Landrieu

2:25:25 to 2:25:45( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: when wall street collapsed because of their greed and their recklessness and because of our failure to regulate, you know who got hurt? small businesses that didn't have anything to do with derivatives or international investment. all these people do every day is wake up before the sun comes up

Mary Landrieu

2:25:46 to 2:26:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and they stay up when it's dark and they work hard, sometimes by themselves once they send their workers home, and keep that business going. they did nothing. and they deserve herntion and they're getting it this morning. and one more word before i turn it over to my colleague from virginia. this whole debate this morning was a joke on johanns, and i want to talk about that.

Mary Landrieu

2:26:08 to 2:26:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: if the republicans were serious about repealing something that needs to be repealed, they would have put an offset on this floor that we could vote for. and they knew very few democrats would vote for a provision that would harm one of the underlying principles of health care reform. so that was all theater.

Mary Landrieu

2:26:29 to 2:26:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: all theater. and i've had about enough of it. and i think many americans have had enough of it as well. now senator johanns is right, that the 1099 section needs to be repealed. he's absolutely correct. it was the wrong thing to do. even our side acknowledges that. so i'm going to file a bill

Mary Landrieu

2:26:51 to 2:27:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: right now to take care of it. we're going to repeal 1099. we're he not only going to epeel -- we're not only going to repeal the portion that was put in by health care, which was not done intentionally but there are sometimes unintended consequences -- and anybody around here that thinks you can write perfect pieces much legislation you can't, and when

Mary Landrieu

2:27:12 to 2:27:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: you do something wrorntion you should correct t but in addition my amendment, my bill that i'm going to file right now, is going to repelt $600 -- repeal the $600 requirement that's been in the law for 62 years and we're going to raise that threshold of $5,000 and clean up the way that small businesses have to report and do something really booed for small business

Mary Landrieu

2:27:33 to 2:27:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: in america. it's going to be a landrieu bill, lots of other people have indicated an interest and alas it is not theater. it is real. we're going to find a way to pay for it that both sides can agree to. so i want to tell the chamber of commerce that is listening right now, we've heard you. i've heard the nfib. i've heard small businesses in

Mary Landrieu

2:27:55 to 2:28:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: nigh staivment i know we made a mistake on this 1099. but it doesn't have to be fixed this morning. it doesn't even go into effect for a year and a half. it doesn't go into effect for a year and a half. we have time to fix 1099. but we don't have one minute to wait to send money to small

Mary Landrieu

2:28:18 to 2:28:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: businesses that are putting closed signs on their businesses this morning. and if the republican party thinks that they can keep saying "no" to small business and keep saying "no" to main street, and keep saying "no" to the middle class, they cannot. so i hope when we vote on final

Mary Landrieu

2:28:39 to 2:28:41( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: passage there will be a few more "yes"'s.

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