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Senate Proceeding on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 7:43:55 to 7:45:35
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Carl Levin

7:43:55 to 7:44:15( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: mr. levin: mr. president, we have just adopted a landmark defense we are sending to the president the 48th consecutive defense authorization bill. mr. president, i would move to

Carl Levin

7:43:55 to 7:45:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carl Levin

Carl Levin

7:44:16 to 7:44:38( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: reconsider the vote on that bill. and i move to table. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. levin: mr. president, we have an unbroken tradition on our committee. 48 consecutive national defense authorization bills. it's never easy to get this bill through the legislative process.

Carl Levin

7:44:39 to 7:44:59( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: the perseverance, a lot of faith and good work never let us down. we maintain our focus because we're acting on behalf of our true heroes, the men and women of the armed forces and their families. the enactment of the conference report report w the pay and benefits they deserve, the equipment and training they need.

Carl Levin

7:45:00 to 7:45:21( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: the conference report includes $164 billion for military personnel including cost of pay, allowances, bonuses, survivor benefits, and military health care. it authoriti across-the-board pay raise for a our troops, a half a percent above the budget request and the annual increase in the employment cost index. now, mr. president, i'm going to

Carl Levin

7:45:22 to 7:45:35( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: put t in the record except for some thanks, which are sefntle i want to first start by thanking my pattern, my friend, senator mccain, as well as all committee members for their

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