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Senate Proceeding on Oct 4th, 2007 :: 6:45:03 to 6:53:53
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Barbara Mikulski

6:34:36 to 6:45:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Mikulski

Barbara Mikulski

6:44:49 to 6:45:03( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Mikulski: this mflg extension partnership program is the only real money we put into aid directly manufacturers. gives them the techniques, the new technology, give them suggestions about how they can be

Joseph Lieberman

6:45:03 to 6:45:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: competitive on a global basis basis. it helps the small manufacturer. it's critical. it's sort of the last of many of these individual companies, the last sort of support they get to face a very competitive

Joseph Lieberman

6:45:03 to 6:53:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

6:45:14 to 6:45:26( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: world. and i again appreciate so much how this money has been included in this appropriations. this bill also gives $283 million to the economic development administration. e.d.a. is one of the of those

Joseph Lieberman

6:45:26 to 6:45:43( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: critical agency ies of the federal government that will allow local communities to fulfill their plans for local economicvestment economic development. we have use ed this program repeat repeatedly to jump-start

Joseph Lieberman

6:45:43 to 6:45:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: progress at the local level. they have gone in and they have funded and they have a rather wide mandate, if neck they can justify economic development. but they have funded programs by cities and states

Joseph Lieberman

6:45:57 to 6:46:11( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: and private entities to really give us a leg up in terms of providing employment, providing new economic opportunities for my communities in rhode island and again a very valuable valuable agency. of this

Joseph Lieberman

6:46:11 to 6:46:25( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: funding $15 million is for trade ajums assistance for firms -- adjustment assistance for firms. this is targeted to medium-sized manufacturers and agricultural companies that experience loss from foreign imports.

Joseph Lieberman

6:46:25 to 6:46:48( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: and again relate ed to the struggle of our manufacturing companies we're seeing so much that use ed to be produced in america is now imported and what is lost in the balance is many, many jobs. and

Joseph Lieberman

6:46:48 to 6:47:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: this money will help at least a bit to ease that transition. it allows people really to re retool themselves for a new economy, gets them off the un unemployment rolls more quickly than otherwise,

Joseph Lieberman

6:47:01 to 6:47:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: and gives them something more important than just a check. it gives them new hope. for many of my constituents, it's particularly distressing when you've reached midlife, you've worked very hard, you get out

Joseph Lieberman

6:47:14 to 6:47:34( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: of high school in the 1960's and thought you could have a whole career based on a high school diploma and glees what? now d. the company is gone and you have to have new skills. this helps not

Joseph Lieberman

6:47:34 to 6:47:59( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: just with the monetary compensation and assistance but with a new hope that they can get on with their lives. so much of this bill is commend commendable and it is the work not only just of the hand

Joseph Lieberman

6:47:59 to 6:48:18( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: but the heart of both senator mikulski and senator shelby that have made this such a worjts worjtswhile piece of legislation legislation. i'm proud to support it and i hope we can move it forward quickly

Joseph Lieberman

6:48:18 to 6:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: and the president will sign it. i think it would be a victory for all americans. thank you. and i would yield the floor. ms. landrieu: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from louisiana.

Joseph Lieberman

6:48:35 to 6:48:49( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. let moo associate myself with the -- let me associate myself with the remarks of my colleague colleague, the senator from rhode island. and he's raised several

Joseph Lieberman

6:48:49 to 6:49:04( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: important initiative, the oceans initiative, basic research and development, the disparity between some of our research dollars to a few university ies and refugee leaving out so many good and

Joseph Lieberman

6:49:04 to 6:49:21( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: fine university ies. many of those university ies in the south and it's been a program that i've supported. more equitable funding. we're proud of our southern university ies. i know the the senator

Joseph Lieberman

6:49:21 to 6:49:36( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: from alabama most certainly is. that is one way that his bill, a along with the senator from maryland, is helping many of our university ies. but i rise today to give support to the amendment that is under

Joseph Lieberman

6:49:36 to 6:49:56( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: consideration now, the billion dollar amendment to add funding to the nasa budget. mr. president, i think when people think about new orleans and louisiana, they 3eu think about good food and mardi

Joseph Lieberman

6:49:56 to 6:50:13( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: gras and fishing and maybe even wetlands and other things, but they might not think of space and space programs and high tech. but we are all of the above. and in new orleans east, particularly, ness

Joseph Lieberman

6:50:13 to 6:50:36( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: there is a great national asset called mishu that has been there since 1961, that has done some of the basic research and manufacturing for the space program that also has parts of course in texas and

Joseph Lieberman

6:50:36 to 6:50:55( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: in houston, in huntsville, alabama, where i've had the pleasure of visiting, in parts of florida and along the gulf coast of mississippi. senator mikulski honored me and honored our state by coming to visit

Joseph Lieberman

6:50:55 to 6:51:13( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: the mishu facility several years ago and walked through -- actually, i think we might have skated or road carts through. we didn't skate because it's hard to walk through. cull if the senator would yield,

Joseph Lieberman

6:51:13 to 6:51:32( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: i've been on thin ice, but i didn't skate at your plant. golf cart. l.a.n. but we are on carts and some people -- ms. landrieu: but we were on carts and some people were on bicycles. this facility

Joseph Lieberman

6:51:32 to 6:51:47( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: is so large. 43 acres under roof. air-conditioned, 4,000 people committed to our space program and right down the road in our neighboring state of mississippi there are another 4,000 people employed at

Joseph Lieberman

6:51:47 to 6:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: the stennis space center. of course named off our former colleagues colleague, senator stennis himself. but the reason i bring this up is not only because this is important to louisiana and to the

Joseph Lieberman

6:52:03 to 6:52:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: gulf coast area of mississippi and to the state of alabama, our sister states, but it's important to the nation. when the "columbia" accident happened, as the leaders have so quell eloquently said,

Joseph Lieberman

6:52:23 to 6:52:39( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: nasa had to scramble and take a lot of money from other parts of their budget to cover the battle back to space, to support back-to-flight missions. and we have not ever reimburse ed them appropriately for

Joseph Lieberman

6:52:39 to 6:52:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: that. and their program is quite challenged because of it. so that's why this amendment is so important. it is a great boost to the re rebuilding of our region, and let me say, for the employees at mishu,

Joseph Lieberman

6:52:57 to 6:53:15( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: they have been back at work, even though they had no houses to live in. they were back at work building levees around this facility, even though there was water all around. they kept this program and

Joseph Lieberman

6:53:15 to 6:53:27( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: this building open and operate ing, and there was not a stop, even during some of the worst parts of this storm. that's how committed this work force is to this program. so i want to support this amendment.

Joseph Lieberman

6:53:27 to 6:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: i thank the senator for her leadership, and i'm proud to be a cosponsor of the billion dollar amendment to add much- much-needed revenue to the nasa budget and, again, very proud of this work force in

Joseph Lieberman

6:53:43 to 6:53:53( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: or leans parish, in st. tamanny parish as well as along the gulf coast of mississippi. if i might, mr. president, before i yield the floor also thank the leaders of this committee for already approving

Tom Coburn

6:53:53 to 6:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Coburn: an amendment that i had offered. it's been accepted by voice earl earlier today. and i think this is something -- it is a small amendment, mr. president, but i actually think it could help in a very timely

Tom Coburn

6:53:53 to 6:58:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Coburn

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