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Senate Proceeding on Dec 9th, 2010 :: 5:57:10 to 5:58:35
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5:57:05 to 5:57:10( Edit History Discussion )

House Clerk: it's a vitally important bill. and i just do not understand why

Susan Collins

5:57:10 to 5:58:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

5:57:11 to 5:57:31( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: we can't proceed along a path that will bring us to success and that will allow us to get the 60 votes to proceed, which i am willing to be one of those 60 votes. i thought we were extremely close to getting a reasonable

Susan Collins

5:57:32 to 5:57:52( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: agreement yesterday that would allow us to proceed. i was even willing to consider a proposal by the majority leader that we would start on the d.o.d. bill, then go to the tax bill, finish the tax bill, and then return to finish the d.o.d. bill.

Susan Collins

5:57:53 to 5:58:14( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: so i think there was such a clear path for us to be able to get this bill done, and i am perplexed and frustrated that this important bill a going to become a victim of politics. we should be able to do better,

Susan Collins

5:58:15 to 5:58:35( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: and senator lieberman and i have been bargaining in good faith with the majority leader. he, too, has been creative in his approaches. so i just want to say that i'm perplexed as to what has happened and why we're not going

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