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Lakers return to Washington this week to begin this year's -- lame duck session and with a full plate including the controversial bush era tax cuts one has to wonder.
We'll -- get anything done.
Would do they.
Who joined right now by Republican congressman.
To about to turn Illinois senator Mark Kirk you'll hold the seat President Obama vacated when he became president.
Mark Kirk will be sworn in tonight just in time to join the lame duck session.
Along with two others so.
Senator elect Kirk welcome I know you must be excited today which you have no time to rejoice you -- get to work.
This the first thing the future the bush tax cuts.
It is we should extend the bush tax cuts and make sure that we don't have a double dip recession.
And I have the honor to be the first up 95.
New Republicans coming to the congress fiscal conservatives to -- right our ship of state.
Yeah and -- -- you your first item also the other things that are on the item before you get there.
The DREAM Act and that's would senator Reid wants to get done he's a -- so we gets to do it.
Approval of the start I treaty -- -- -- -- a lot of people say with the urgency with Russia would not about the fight them and food safety modernization act.
Gays in the military Don't Ask Don't Tell so to speak the measure to ban all earmarks and the 2011.
Omnibus spending bill all along with the president's deficit reduction commission.
Out of that list that I -- you memorize what's gonna be outside the bush tax cuts of the -- jump in second and third.
But the probably do an omnibus spending bill and I hope that we act complete our actions have -- all earmarks then this congress should go home.
The current majorities lost the election.
And I think we should reserve the big decisions for the country to the new congress because they have a new mandate from the American people.
When senator senator like Kirk.
You -- you first thing you talk about -- deficit reduction and spending does that mean it right now as of today you be against extending unemployment insurance.
That's right you should -- you could extend -- if you found a way to pay for it and I voted for that in the past.
But these proposals to extend unemployment insurance by just adding it to the deficit are misguided.
We are now seeing a European debt crisis and Ireland and Greece that teaches us what happens -- governments that spend too much now senator elect Kirk.
-- -- he said a good tone for the election and when you had your beer summit.
With the menu you snuck -- and beat by two percentage points exe June -- -- what led to that you guys really like each other.
We get off camera he was very very gracious person and suggested we do a beer summit.
So the night he called to ask concede the election and I said you still want to do this and he said yes so we've met at the Billy goat tavern a famous Chicago landmark.
And buried the hatchet which was just an important a lesson especially for America's kids -- it while the election was a tough one.
We and then move on to join together as Americans.
Right you -- dressed him by a longshot but then again but the senate liquor congratulations on the historic victory taken president Obama's seat that really must being.
And must be very nice for you good luck today and congratulations on the ceremony tonight thank you -- -- --
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