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Senate Proceeding on Nov 5th, 2009 :: 5:00:35 to 5:04:40
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Mary Landrieu

5:00:33 to 5:00:54( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: five pending amendments, move to votes, and try to get our country and our economy bac mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: senato recognized. mr. coburn: i'd ask unanimous consent that the senator from louisiana be recognized for three minutes and i follow with the 30 minutes that i had the presiding officer: is there objection? so

Mary Landrieu

5:00:35 to 5:04:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Landrieu

5:00:55 to 5:01:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the senior senator from louisiana is recognized. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. i appreciate the comments from our leader, senator mikulski, from maryland, who does a magnificent job as a member of the appropriations committee, and particularly in this area she feels passionate about, and i look forward to continuing to work with her and also criminal

Mary Landrieu

5:01:17 to 5:01:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: justice areas, particularly as it relates to the protection of children. i thank her for those comments. i thank the senator for giving me a chance to speak very, very briefly to do two things. one, to put in a floor on an amendment tha proposed on this bill by senator vitter that related to adding a question to the census.

Mary Landrieu

5:01:40 to 5:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: i have spoken on this several times. i've submitted several letters on this, one to him personally. and i wanted to just submit this for the record. and i'd like to turn it in now. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. ms. and i ask unanimous consent for it to be included. but, secon

Mary Landrieu

5:02:01 to 5:02:21( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: want to quickly just to, since puerto rico senator, as it is still a territory and not a state, i wanted to take the to just express to the people of puerto rico our sadness about a terrible explosion that happened there just recently, on october 24.

Mary Landrieu

5:02:22 to 5:02:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: it occurred at one of their major refineries. this came to my attention for two reasons. one, we also have a lot of refineries in louisiana, so we're sensitive that accidents like this can happen. but also, as the chair of the small business -- not the small business committee, the subcommittee on disaster response, i wanted to say a minute about this.

Mary Landrieu

5:02:44 to 5:03:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: this fire burned for 24 hours. it destroyed 2 storage tanks. thankfully and amazingly, no one was killed. and i come to the floor to congratulate the local officials, the governor, the fema representatives, the law enforcement that responded to this horrific disaster.

Mary Landrieu

5:03:06 to 5:03:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: 1,500 people were evacuated, 596 people were sheltered outside of the impacted area, 130 frights and national guard troops worked to bring the inferno under control. the good news is they did. the purpose of this comment, for the record, is just to say that training and preparedness help. the members of this

Mary Landrieu

5:03:27 to 5:03:48( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: democrats and republicans, supported additional funding in last year's bill for fema for local traing. congress recognized the importance of traing since 19 -- since 2007, and appropriated over $250 million each yea in grants. the

Mary Landrieu

5:03:49 to 5:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: management reform gave fema regional administrators specific responsibility for coordinating that traing. i'm encouraged that fema seems to have learned some of the lessons from hurricanes katrina and also, of course, september 11, which is now several years behind

Mary Landrieu

5:04:11 to 5:04:31( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: but nonetheless, still on our minds. so i just wanted to come to say that traing, the appropriate amounts of i training work. no one, again, was killed. i want to give credit to fema and the governor of puerto rico, lewis action in keeping people safe in

Mary Landrieu

5:04:32 to 5:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: response to this situation. hopefully we'll continue to refine our make disaster response even

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