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Senate Proceeding on Dec 23rd, 2009 :: 5:54:05 to 5:55:20
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Jim DeMint

5:53:59 to 5:54:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: amendment which would correct this error. it mirrors the durbin-demint language which passed the senate 98-0, and i'll read the relevant parts. and i quote -- "it sha in order in the senate to consider a congressionally directed senator has conditioned the

Jim DeMint

5:54:05 to 5:55:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

5:54:20 to 5:54:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: inclusion vote cast by any membe mr. president, this language had unanimous bipartisan support in 2007 and it should be part of the rules today. this rule would provide needed accountability and allow any sena order to strike any earmark that has been used to buy votes.

Jim DeMint

5:54:42 to 5:55:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: this point of order could be waived and the ruling of the chair could be appealed with the support of two-thirds of the senators here and voting. before i make the motion and we vote to make a few things absolutely clear. first, the rule has already won a unanimous vote in the senate in 2007 so it is not controversial.

Jim DeMint

5:55:04 to 5:55:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: second, to earmarks used by votes in the future. it will not, unfortunately, apply to the earmarks in this bill. third, this vote is not a the amendment is written as a standing order so it will increase the number of votes

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