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Senate Proceeding 09-18-07 on Sep 18th, 2007 :: 0:00:01 to 0:03:18
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for live of the senate now shortly a vote on whether to take up the d.c. voting rights bill, also, giving utah seat in the house after that senators publicly to debate iraq war as they continue

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: work on dephys eds programs, live senate coverage continues on c-span2 1 vote, bipartisan support. mr. president, in some sense, it's unbelievable that we are here today in 2007 trying, against

Joseph Lieberman

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Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: some odds at this moment moment, to give to the residents of the capital city of the united states, the district of columbia, the right to have a vote ing representative in the congress of the united

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: states. to me, it's unbelievable. it is -- it is palpably unjust, and in my opinion, a nation embarrassment. this bill, comparable to a bill that passed the house of representatives, bipartisan cosponsored

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: by delegate, eleanor holmes norton and congressman tom davis basically rights this grievous wrong by giving the district of columbia more than 500,000 of our fellow americans a vote ing member of congress

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: in the house of representatives, and to frankly and directly over overcome concerns about the partisan impact of giving a house seat to the district because it tends to vote democratic, correcting

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: another injustice, saying that the state of iewts utah, which came very close, less than less than 900 residents from having another seat in the house from the 2000 consensus also also gets another

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: seat, so one for the district of columbia, one for utah. now the situation is this: the residents of the capital city of the greatest democracy in the world don't have vote ing representation here in

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: rongs congress, and yet, they have to pay the taxes we adopt. this is really taxation without representation. their budget uniquely has to be approved by the congress. and and their sons and daughters

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: today are serve ing and i would add dying in disproportionate numbers in the war in iraq and in afghanistan and yet they don't have a vote ing representative in congress to pass judgment on appropriations

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: and other matters relate ed to that war. it's time to end the injustice, to end the national embarrass embarrassment that the citizens of this great capital city don't have vote ing representation in congress.

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: i ask all my colleagues to vote for cloture. don't let a filibuster kill a vote ing rights act as used to happen too often around here. i've been honored to be joined as a cosponsor of this measure by

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: my dear friend, the great senator, senator orrin hatch of utah. and i would yield the remaining time that we have to senator hatch. mr. hatch: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from

Joseph Lieberman

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Joseph Lieberman: utah. mr. hatch: mr. president, we've had a lot of people talking about oh, let's just -- let's just not do this because it's unconstitutional. well, i want everybody to know that there are conservative and liberal

Orrin Hatch

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Orrin Hatch: advocates on both sides of this issue with regard to the district of columbia. and i might add i think most people know that utah was not treated fairly after the last census,nd naturally, senator

Orrin Hatch

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Speech By: Orrin Hatch

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