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Senate Proceeding on Oct 4th, 2007 :: 7:47:03 to 7:51:57
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Barbara Mikulski

7:46:47 to 7:47:03( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Mikulski: so i look forward to support robustly the appropriations bill. and i urge my colleagues to do so as well. with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:47:03 to 7:47:22( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: roll. quorum call: a senator: mr. president, are we in a quorum call. i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. shelby: mr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:47:03 to 7:51:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:47:22 to 7:47:38( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: president, i move to table amendment number 3243 and ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there is a sufficient second. the clerk will call the roll. vote:

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:47:38 to 7:47:52( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: ~ vote: ~ vote: the presiding ficer: does any senator in the chamber still wish to vote on the motion to table? if not, onhe motion to table, the yeas are 61, the nays are 31 31, and the motion to table

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:47:52 to 7:48:08( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: is agreed to. the presiding officer: without objection. without objection. mr. dorgan: mr. president? the presiding officer: may we have order in the senate, please. may we have order in the senate,

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:48:08 to 7:48:23( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: please. the presiding officer: there is a senator who seeks recognition. may we please have order so that he may be heard. the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota. mr. dorgan: mr. president,

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:48:23 to 7:48:37( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: i intend to offer an amendment. i have spoken at som length with the -- the manager and the -- well, both senator mikulski and the ranking member, and i will withdraw the amendment. i want to offer

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:48:37 to 7:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: the amendment and talk about it because i have received from them assurances of cooperation on this issue. and it's a very, very important issue. so what i would like to do is ask consent that the pending

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:48:51 to 7:49:08( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: amendment be set aside so that i might offer an amendment. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. dorgan: mr. president, i call up amendment 3240 which is at the

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:49:08 to 7:49:18( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: desk and ask for its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from north dakota, mr. dorgan, proposes an amendment numbered 3240. mr. dorgan: mr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:49:18 to 7:49:32( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: president, i ask consent the amendment be considered as read. the presiding officer: without object ion. mr. dorgan: mr. president, i offer this amendment on behalf of myself, senator bingaman, senator

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:49:32 to 7:49:50( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: tester, senator baucus, senator cantwell and senator thune. and, mr. president, the senate is not in order. the presiding officer: may we please have order in the senate. so that the senator from

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:49:50 to 7:50:01( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: north dakota may be heard. mr. dorgan: mr. president, the senate's not in order. the presiding officer: may i ask senators to please leave the well and take their conversations off the floor. the senator

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:50:01 to 7:50:16( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: will suspend until the senators have left the well and the conversations have concluded. mr. dorgan: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from north dakota. mr. dorgan: mr. president, i thank

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:50:16 to 7:50:32( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: u very much. mr. president, this amendment deals with the issue of the criminal justice system on indian reservations. before i talk about the amendment itself, i want to thank senator mikulski

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:50:32 to 7:50:46( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: and senator shelby for the bill they've put together. their piece of legislation that they bring to the floor from the appropriation subcommittee is an important and marked improvement on what the

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:50:46 to 7:51:00( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: president's requested. and let me describe what the president requested with respect to law enforcement activities on indian reservations. why is this important? because we have trust responsibilities on

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:51:00 to 7:51:14( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: indian reservations and we are not meeting them. tribal jails discretionary grants program in the year 20, there was $34 million. the president requested 0 this year. my colleague, senator mikulski and senator

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:51:14 to 7:51:28( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: shelby, appropriated $15 million. tribal courts assistance, the same thing. tribal cops, $40 million in the year 2000. zero in the administration's 2008 request. senator mikulski and senator shelby

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:51:28 to 7:51:40( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: restored that to $35 million. and -- and the list goes on. the question is this: do we or do we not have a responsibility to fund these law enforcement responsibilities that we have on indian reservations?

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

7:51:40 to 7:51:57( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: this week, my committee, the indian affairs committee, heard testimony. let me describe just a bit of that testimony. a recent report shows that 34% of indian women will be raped or sexually assaulted during

Barbara Mikulski

7:51:57 to 7:52:10( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Mikulski: their lifetimes. let me say that again. one-third of indian women will be raped or assaulted during their lifetimes. we heard from one retired bureau of indian affairs police officer who worked on

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