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Senate Proceeding on Dec 23rd, 2009 :: 4:54:55 to 4:56:20
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Bob Corker

4:54:45 to 4:55:05( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: who yields time? mr. corker: mr. preside the presiding officer: the senator from tennessee is mr. baucus: in order. the senate is clearly not in order. the presiding officer: will the senate please come to order. will the gentlemen and ladies in the well please remove their conversations. the senator from tennessee is

Bob Corker

4:54:55 to 4:56:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

Bob Corker

4:55:06 to 4:55:26( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: entitled to be heard. the senate will be in the senator from tennessee recognized. mr. corker: mr. president, thank you so much. there's almost nothing held in lower esteem than for us to pass walls in this body that cause mayors and governors to have

Bob Corker

4:55:27 to 4:55:47( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: budgetary problems bec create unfunded mandates. many of you have been mayors and governors. and for that reason, in 1995 in a bipartisan way, a law was created -- the presiding officer: senator will suspend. the senate will the senator from tennessee. mr. corker: in 1995 a law was created.

Bob Corker

4:55:48 to 4:56:08( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: 15 senators on the other side of the aisle that are now serving supported this law to keep us from passing unfunded mandates. c.b.o. has said without a doubt, this bill violates that. i urge you to vote against this motion to waive that. it's important. it says everything about the way we do business here in washington.

Bob Corker

4:56:09 to 4:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: please let's do not pass another huge unfunded mandate to states at a time when they all are having budgetary problems. this speaks to the who we are and the arrogance that many people perceive us to

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