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Senate Proceeding on Sep 29th, 2008 :: 1:28:10 to 1:31:16
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1:27:54 to 1:28:10( Edit History Discussion )

later -- had this accident happened any later, the consequences would have been much worse. factory workers would have been at work and schoolchildren would have been in the nearby schools. we owe

Jim DeMint

1:28:10 to 1:28:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: it to the memory of those people to ledge -- to pledge wherever we can avoid this, we need to do it. we also owe it to the people of lieu that are, oklahoma, who watched this massive fire ball erupt

Jim DeMint

1:28:10 to 1:31:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

1:28:27 to 1:28:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: after a train brailled and tanks explode -- train derailed and tanks exploded. we have to be able to bring these things to a halt. mr. president, these aren't trivial improvements we're talking about

Jim DeMint

1:28:44 to 1:28:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: today on this legislation. i hope that we will have enough people here to pass this and get it started so that we can avoid the kinds of tragedies that we know are possible. now, i would yield the two

Jim DeMint

1:28:58 to 1:29:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: minutes to the senator from south carolina. the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. demint: i -- the presiding officer: the time will be charged to the minority. mr. demint: i

Jim DeMint

1:29:15 to 1:29:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: do appreciate the leadership on this bill. i particularly am honored to have -- to serve with john warner. he has been involved with so many great victories here, great leadership. he'll certainly

Jim DeMint

1:29:33 to 1:29:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: be missed. i don't want to rain on the parade. there are good improvements in this bill. obviously there is disagreement whether the bill should go through, and the heritage foundation calls it the biggest earmark

Jim DeMint

1:29:50 to 1:30:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: in history and the over $20 billion in earmarks we passed last week the american people have to be asking us what are we thinking? if we pass thi -- if we pass this disclosure bill we're setting up

Jim DeMint

1:30:01 to 1:30:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: 30 hours of debate on what is i'm sure an important bill. this is a financial crisis of proportions we haven't seen since the great depression. we have instilled panic in the american people and people

Jim DeMint

1:30:13 to 1:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: are working around the clock to determine whether we should spend $7 billion to intrude into the -- $700 billion to intrude into the private markets. to take 30 hoursuring this time to suggest to the

Jim DeMint

1:30:28 to 1:30:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: american people that it's just business as usual here while we've got crisis and panic on the outside. i would just encourage my colleagues to put this off until later. whether you support it or whether you

Jim DeMint

1:30:41 to 1:30:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: don't, this is not the time to tell the american people one thing and to proceed as business as usual here. we should not be spending 30 hours of debate on an amtrak bill with the pork that has been

Jim DeMint

1:30:51 to 1:31:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: added to it at a time when we need to be addressing a crisis here in america. i thank the leadership for all of their work on o this bill. the presiding officer: the senator's time has expired. mr.

Jim DeMint

1:31:06 to 1:31:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: demint: and i yield the floor. mr. specter: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from pennsylvania. mr. specter: mr. president, this -- mrs. hutchison: mr. president, let me ask ct that -- let

Arlen Specter

1:31:16 to 1:31:34( Edit History Discussion )

Arlen Specter: me ask consent that senator specter be given two minutes. the presiding officer: is there objection? the senator from pennsylvania is recognized for two minutes. mr. specter: mr. president, this legislation is

Arlen Specter

1:31:16 to 1:33:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Arlen Specter

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