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Senate Proceeding on Sep 24th, 2009 :: 4:17:25 to 4:20:35
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Dianne Feinstein

4:17:23 to 4:17:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: it is a issue. and i urge support of my amendment. with that, mr. president, yield any balance of my time. mrs. feinstein: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from california is recoized. mrs. feinstein: thank you, mr. president. i rise to oppose the amendment

Dianne Feinstein

4:17:25 to 4:20:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein

4:17:45 to 4:18:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: offered by the senator from louisiana. over we've seen issues raised with increasing frequency and volume around the use of the word "cza administration. i think -- i really do believe it's unfair to white house directing e.p.a.'s actions

Dianne Feinstein

4:18:06 to 4:18:26( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: behind the scenes. i do not believe that's true. now, effectively the "czar" as we all know does not exist. the current assistant to the president for energy and climate is there to serve as an advisor to the president and to administrator jackson on energy

Dianne Feinstein

4:18:27 to 4:18:47( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: and she also coordinates the work of multiple cabinet-level agencies. on one of president obama's key policy priorities, clean energy and jobs that are essential for long-term economic growth.

Dianne Feinstein

4:18:48 to 4:19:09( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: now, i becoming quite political, because it isn't unusual for a president to have high-level st who help to coordinate policy issues that tou federal agencies. pef heard a lot about it. what we don't hear is that president bush had 47 such

Dianne Feinstein

4:19:10 to 4:19:30( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: advisors for other issues. we democrats didn't make a huge issue about so i have a hard time understanding with all of the concern over climate change, the rapidity with which it's moving, that a special assistant to the president who was head of the

Dianne Feinstein

4:19:31 to 4:19:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: e.p.a. during the clinton administration is somebody that is steeped in this. she can give the president good advice. he wants her to ben assistant. i don't understand kwraoeut why she's being picked on.

Dianne Feinstein

4:19:53 to 4:20:15( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: -- quite why she's being picked on. i believe the day to day tasks of protecting the environment is very much considered by the e.p.a. staff. i met with the administrator. i spoke with her on the phone this morning. i read into the record a letter she wrote yesterday. she is very much hands so i think all of the energy

Dianne Feinstein

4:20:16 to 4:20:36( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: going into these attacks really ought to be p in perspective. and that perspective is that the former president of the united states had 47 special assistants, and we didn't make a big deal of so i don't understand why this one position now is taken -- an

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