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Senate Proceeding on Dec 21st, 2010 :: 6:02:15 to 6:04:15
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Benjamin L. Cardin

6:02:02 to 6:02:23( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: that the senate proceed to its immediate consideration, that the bill be read a third time and passed, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, and any statements relating to the measure appear at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: is there an objection? mr. cardin: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from maryland. mr. cardin: reserving the right

Benjamin L. Cardin

6:02:15 to 6:04:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Benjamin L. Cardin

Benjamin L. Cardin

6:02:24 to 6:02:45( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: to object, and i do intend to object. first let me point out to senator crapo, he and i have worked together on the water and wildlife subcommittee and the environment of public works committee that has jurisdiction over the endangered species act. i think we have had a very fine working relationship over these past two years. we have worked together on a series of bills that i think will improve water and wildlife in this nation.

Benjamin L. Cardin

6:02:46 to 6:03:08( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: this legislation has not had a hearing and has not been approved by the environment of public works committee, and it deals with undermining one of the most important laws in our country, the endangered species act. the endangered species act is one of our most important environmental laws and is protecting iconic species like the bald eagle. the endangered species act has

Benjamin L. Cardin

6:03:09 to 6:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: long enjoyed bipartisan support. president nixon signed the e.s.a. into law on december 28, 1973. this bill attempts to solve politically what should be done by good science. despite many disagreements in the more than three decades of the endangered species act, there has never been a removal of a species by congress. i might also point out that

Benjamin L. Cardin

6:03:31 to 6:03:51( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: there has been efforts made to work out a reasonable compromise as it relates to the wolf, and it's my understanding that it's been blocked on the republican side in trying to get that -- that compromise brought forward. but let me make one more suggestion to my friend, senator crapo, and that is, as you know, the work product of our subcommittee, along with other

Benjamin L. Cardin

6:03:52 to 6:04:12( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: bills from the environment of public works committee and some lands bills have been combined into one bill. calendar 30, s. 303. what i would encourage my friend to do is to take a look at that package. if we can get a consent, put together a package including a compromisal on the gray wolf, we would try to work with you and

Benjamin L. Cardin

6:04:13 to 6:04:16( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: try to get it done yet in the remaing hours of this session.

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