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Remembering Senator Robert C. Byrd June 29, 2010
Bill Nelson, D-FL
"Later on, as we were debating that budget, the great orator from West Virginia took the floor and began talking about a tax cut the Senate was considering; a tax cut he voted against, and so did this Senator from Florida. The Senator from West Virginia talked about this tax cut that was going to be a staggering $1.6 trillion. This is what the great senior Senator from West Virginia said. “That is $1,600 for every minute since Jesus Christ was born,” Senator Byrd declared. He went on to say, “If we go for this big tax cut … that money … is gone.”"
Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010—Conference Report October 20, 2009
Robert Byrd, D-WV
"Funding for the Department of Homeland Security totals $42.8 billion. Do you know how much money that is? That is $42.80 for every minute since Jesus Christ was born. That is a lot of money. It is an increase of $2.65 billion over 2009. Again, I thank my friend, the very able Senator George Voinovich, the ranking member, for his notable contributions to this legislation. I thank Senator Daniel Inouye and Senator Thad Cochran, the chairman and the vice chairman of the Appropriations Committee."
Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010—Conference Report—Continued October 20, 2009
Robert Byrd, D-WV
"More than 655 miles of border fence will be complete in early 2010. The agreement provides $800 million or $25 million above 2009 for the deployment of additional sensors, cameras, and other technology on the southwest border. Since beginning major border fence and security construction along the southwest border in fiscal year 2007, when combined with the $800 million in this bill and the $100 million provided in the Recovery Act, nearly $4.1 billion—spelled with a “b”—nearly $4.1 billion has been appropriated for this purpose. That $4.1 billion is a lot of money, a lot of money. That is $4.10 for every minute since Jesus Christ was born the way I figure it."
Economic Stimulus November 19, 2008
Robert Byrd, D-WV
"The stimulus package includes $37.8 billion—that is $37.80 for every minute since Jesus Christ was born—to reduce the State’s share of Medicaid costs by increasing the Federal share—increasing, I say—the Federal share by 8 percent."
Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, And Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 September 27, 2008
Robert Byrd, D-WV
"The bill total is $42.2 billion. That is $42.20 for every minute since Jesus Christ was born. The bill total is $42.2 billion, which is $2.4 billion above the President’s budget request. And despite—hear me now—despite the administration’s assertion that al-Qaida has reconstituted itself in Pakistan with the goal of striking America, the President—get this—the President submitted a flat budget proposal for the Department of Homeland Security."

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