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Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. COBURN. Madam President, this is a straightforward amendment on a program that fails 70 percent of the time. We spend $35 million a year. It has an abject failure rate. Only 30 percent of it results in anything positive happening; 70 percent of the time it does not. The Obama administration and the Bush administration thought this program should be canceled.

I reserve the remainder of my time.

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Mr. COBURN. Madam President, what the Senator from Maine just said is that $4.2 million is going to be unsuccessful and $2.8 million might be. The fact is that with a $1.3 trillion deficit and a $15 trillion debt, we can't continue to do this no matter how great it sounds when it fails 70 percent of the time.

I ask for the yeas and nays on my amendment.

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