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Senate Proceeding on Dec 13th, 2007 :: 3:52:54 to 3:57:11
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Kent Conrad

3:41:38 to 3:52:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kent Conrad

Kent Conrad

3:52:31 to 3:52:54( Edit History Discussion )

Kent Conrad: officer: who yields time? mr. brown: howh time on each side? the presiding officer: the senator from ohio has 17 1/2 minutes. and the republican side has 2 minutes. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president.

Sherrod Brown

3:52:54 to 3:53:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: i would like to go last. i assume senator roberts will take his last two minutes? do you plan to take the last two minutes on your side? or senator chambliss? mr. chambliss: what is the we? mr. brown:

Sherrod Brown

3:52:54 to 3:57:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

3:53:07 to 3:53:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: i have a good bit of time and you only have a couple of minutes. i want to close but i want to make some comments first. mr. chambliss: sure, you talk whoever long you want to. we will take our two and

Sherrod Brown

3:53:19 to 3:53:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: then you can close. if you need some additional time, we're happy to -- mr. brown: i'm fine. we should wrap this up we have so many other amendments. i appreciate the comments of my friend from north

Sherrod Brown

3:53:29 to 3:53:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: dakota who has fought more passionately for his farmers in north dakota than, perhaps, anybody in this senate. but this debhiate is not about how much money has again to conservation or how much

Sherrod Brown

3:53:46 to 3:54:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: money has gone to nutrition and how much money has gone in or out of direct payments, this amendment is the subsidies, the taxpayer dollars to go directly into crop insurance. the huge bloated subsidies,

Sherrod Brown

3:54:01 to 3:54:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: taxpayer dollars that go to the companies that, by any measurement, are the most profitable insurance companies in america: federal crop insurance, 17.8% 1 profits and 8.3%. i know crop insurance

Sherrod Brown

3:54:18 to 3:54:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: is different. they have federal rues. i know that. but in the end, this profit is about taxpayer subsidies, not the same kind of property that a private insurance company has. it is taxpayer dollars from

Sherrod Brown

3:54:33 to 3:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: taxpayers in providence, rhode island, and columbus, georgia, and mansfield, ohio. i hear senator conrad's decision of grant thornton analysis of the last dozen or is years. i don't know who paid for

Sherrod Brown

3:54:46 to 3:54:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: that study. it doesn't much matter. i know who paid for the g.a.o. study. i know about the professionalism even though called into question by my friend from kansas whenned ought its don't come out

Sherrod Brown

3:54:59 to 3:55:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: the -- audits don't come out the way some want. i know what they said about crop insurance and what they have said about overpayments and profitability. most importantly, that study from grant thornton

Sherrod Brown

3:55:14 to 3:55:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: looks over a period of many years. i wouldn't have offered this amendment probably in 1999 or two or 2001 or 2002 but look where we are today. look at the subsidies we provide to crop insurance

Sherrod Brown

3:55:30 to 3:55:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: from taxpayer dollars. again i repeat, these are taxpayer dollars, subsidies to these crop insurance companies, $723, $696, $830 per policy was the subsidy leading up to this year when the policy has

Sherrod Brown

3:55:51 to 3:56:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: jumped jumped -- the subsidy jumped it $1,072. take the huge overpayment from this year and go back to the profitable year of 2006. this is not a debate about what fearments get. farmers get. farmers will

Sherrod Brown

3:56:04 to 3:56:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: still have the same services and access. and will still have the same access despite what some people say, same access to the crop insurance policy. mr. president, are you on the side of the farmer?

Sherrod Brown

3:56:19 to 3:56:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: on the side of taxpayer? and the side of conservation and nutrition? or are you on the side of a very small number of crop insurance companies who are reaping huge profits, getting huge subsidies,

Sherrod Brown

3:56:33 to 3:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: getting bloated numbers of dollars from taxpayers, in their pockets. whose side are you on? it is clear to me we should be on the side of the family farmer and the side of the taxpayer. mr. president,

Sherrod Brown

3:56:46 to 3:56:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: i reserve the balance of my time and i will close after senator chambliss' last couple of minutes. mr. chambliss: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. chambliss:

Sherrod Brown

3:56:55 to 3:57:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: crop insurance has had tremendous growth and success since enactment of the two reform bill which increased premium subsidies to producers and made other program improvements. in my home state of georgia,

Saxby Chambliss

3:57:11 to 3:57:26( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: for example, we were not a big user of crop insurance in years' past. in 1994 only 38 percent of eligible acres were insured whereby in 200689% of eligible acres were insured. this is a valuable tool

Saxby Chambliss

3:57:11 to 3:59:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

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