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Senate Proceeding on Dec 13th, 2007 :: 1:36:09 to 1:38:49
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Tom Harkin

1:29:02 to 1:36:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin

1:35:50 to 1:36:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: court of appeals. mr. president, i yield the floor.~ mr. chambliss: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from georgia is recognized. mr. chambliss: i rise today in opposition to this amendment,

Saxby Chambliss

1:36:09 to 1:36:24( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and i too have great deference to those folks who till the soil and produce products that we all enjoy as consumers from an agriculture perspective. and i'm not a farmer, but i am a lawyer. i read laws

Saxby Chambliss

1:36:09 to 1:38:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

1:36:24 to 1:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: all my life, and frankly, all you have to do is read this amendment to realize that the amendment would prevent businesses from using legitimate business justifications as a defense against claims of

Saxby Chambliss

1:36:42 to 1:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: unlawful practices under the packers and stockyards act. i would simply go to the first page in section 2 where it says on page 1232 that we're going to strike the clause regardless of any business

Saxby Chambliss

1:36:55 to 1:37:08( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: justification. mr. president, this clearly is a determination that should be left to the discretion of the united states courts and not summarily decided in advance by congress. business should be

Saxby Chambliss

1:37:08 to 1:37:21( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: able to offer as a defense that their actions were done legitimately as a means of conducting business. the court has the option to examine this defense and gauge it against those practices deemed unhraufpl

Saxby Chambliss

1:37:21 to 1:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: under the packers and stockyards act. if a producer feels that a packer has conspired to create a monopoly, he has the right to sue that packer. but what if the packer's decision was made not as an

Saxby Chambliss

1:37:35 to 1:37:48( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: effort to create a monoply, but as an effort to secure higher-quality cattle from a consistent supplier? the court simply must have the discretion to make this determination. including language in the

Saxby Chambliss

1:37:48 to 1:38:00( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: packers and stockyards act that enumerates unlawful practices and adds the phrase "regardless of any alleged business justification" is simply prejudicial against american businesses. i'm sympathetic

Saxby Chambliss

1:38:00 to 1:38:12( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: to producers who are concerned about their evolving role in the livestock marketplace, but this amendment is overreaching and will eject uncertainty into legitimate business decisions. let's not

Saxby Chambliss

1:38:12 to 1:38:26( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: attempt to stack the deck on behalf of one party over another. we should allow the courts all due discretion in determining if the actions of american businesses are justified under the packers and

Saxby Chambliss

1:38:26 to 1:38:35( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: stockyards act. and i would urge my colleagues to vote against this amendment. i'd be happy to yield to the senator from kansas, senator brownback. the presiding officer: theid senator from kansas is recognized.

Saxby Chambliss

1:38:35 to 1:38:49( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: mr. brownback: mr. president, how much time remains in opposition? the presiding officer: the opposition has 15 minutes remaining. mr. brownback: mr. president, i'd like to useo five minutes of that.

Sam Brownback

1:38:49 to 1:39:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: mr. president, i respect those who do farm. my dad does that, and i have a lot of respect for him. and i have a brother that farms as well. and it's tough. it's a hard life. i went off to law school.

Sam Brownback

1:38:49 to 1:43:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sam Brownback

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