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Senate Proceeding on Dec 23rd, 2009 :: 5:58:40 to 5:59:35
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Jim DeMint

5:58:21 to 5:58:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: is the mirror -- mr. durbin: are you yielding time? i don't understand how this amendment would work. if the senator happens to have hurricane in his state and needs disaster aid and the bill, then do we have to question your motive for voting for the bill? i think i goes entirely too far and i support this effort to table. mr. demint: senator, this was

Jim DeMint

5:58:40 to 5:59:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

5:58:42 to 5:59:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the demint-durbin amendment. it is mirrored after the speaker -- speaker pelosi's bill. they have this rule in the house. they can make it workable. certainly the integrity of this body is worth considering. i would encourage my colleagues, at this point when the public is looking at us, asking for some trust and integrity, we can make this bill work. i -- i ask my colleagues to

Jim DeMint

5:59:04 to 5:59:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: support my amendment and oppose the tabling mion. mr. baucus: mr. president, i move to table the amendment and ask for ys and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? is there a sufficient second? there appears to be a sufficient second. the question is on the motion to

Jim DeMint

5:59:25 to 5:59:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: table to suspend the rules -- the motion the yeas and nays have been the clerk will call the roll.

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