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Senate Proceeding on Sep 23rd, 2009 :: 7:18:35 to 7:19:15
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Claire McCaskill

7:18:23 to 7:18:43( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: there will be two minutes divided between each side to discuss the mccaskill amendment, amendment mrs. mccaskill: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from missouri. mrs. mccaskill: mr. president, this amendment is a very small step. it restores the competitive grant program, a small

Claire McCaskill

7:18:35 to 7:19:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Claire McCaskill

Claire McCaskill

7:18:44 to 7:19:05( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: competitive grant program. over theast decade competitive and formula grant programs have been decimated by earmarking. earmarks have become more transparent under reforms that have been made, and that's grt. is the process still fair? no, probably not. the lion's share of the earmarks in this bill, in this program and in all the appropriations

Claire McCaskill

7:19:06 to 7:19:16( Edit History Discussion )

Claire McCaskill: bills go to the very few members that serve on one committee. this will allow us to put this money back into a competitive process so all the states in the nation have an equal opportunity

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