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House Proceeding 01-28-09 on Jan 28th, 2009 :: 0:16:00 to 0:20:00
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Doris O. Matsui

0:15:56 to 0:16:16( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: obviously there is a desire to make major modifications in this legislation and for that reason, this rule is badly flawed and i'm going to urge my co with that i reserve the balance of my time -- reject it and with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of h time. the gentlewoman from florida is recognized -- i'm sorry, the gentlewoman from new york is

Doris O. Matsui

0:16:00 to 0:20:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doris O. Matsui

Doris O. Matsui

0:16:17 to 0:16:37( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: recognized. ms. slaughter: i yield four minutes to the gentlewoman from committee on rules, ms. matsui. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for four minutes. ms. matsui:hank you and i want to thank the gentlelady from new york for yielding me time, our leader on the rules committee. madam speaker, everyone here knows the dire state of our

Doris O. Matsui

0:16:38 to 0:17:00( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: economy. i have talked with and listened to many of my constituents in sacramento who are struggling to make ends meet. they're facing layoffs, fur lows, foreclosure, unpaid medical bills and a lack of support to help them in this crucial time. last month the greatest sacramento unemployment rate rose .6.

Doris O. Matsui

0:17:01 to 0:17:21( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the highest job loss since 1993. approximately 4,700 jobs were cut in the region st that month. and also last month, the state of california suffered the third ggest monthly job loss since the end of world war ii. that is why my colleagues and i have been working to develop this economic recovery package.

Doris O. Matsui

0:17:22 to 0:17:42( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: this package includes an historic investment in clean technology, transportation infrastructure, fraud protection and our children's education. it also goes to great lengths to assist our states in these difficult times, one employment, medicaid and funding. these investments will help important priorities in my city

Doris O. Matsui

0:17:43 to 0:18:05( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: and region as well as across the state. sacramento needs urgent funding to strengthen levees on the sacramento and american rivers, make renovations at sacramento state university and our local schools, invest in sacramento regional transit, light rail and bus, improve the terminal at sacramento international and

Doris O. Matsui

0:18:06 to 0:18:27( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: work to improve sacramento's electric grid. we also have progress to be made on thdowntown inner mobile station and the company relocation of the wntown rail lines. i'm glad that awful these important projects will be eligible for funding under this package. each project will improve our city and create jobs that will stimulate the economy.

Doris O. Matsui

0:18:28 to 0:18:48( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: this legislation will go to great lengths to help sacramento's 8.7% unemployment rate. i also understand that sacramento will receive or actually california will receive about billion in education funding. something our state desperately needs. under the key investment in this package is our nation's

Doris O. Matsui

0:18:49 to 0:19:10( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: broadband. it is unacceptable that our country has progressively fallen behind in broadband deployment. this new investment will ensure that every american can access information so they can achieve the american dream. of significant importance to sacramento is fraud protection. the constant thread of flooding makes it more urgent than ever

Doris O. Matsui

0:19:11 to 0:19:32( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: that the federal government commit the flood protection infrastructure. m encouraged that this bill includes billion to fund the u.s. army corps of engineers' construction account. this money will help restore levees in my district and other flood-control infrastructure across the country. i know that there needs more to be done.

Doris O. Matsui

0:19:33 to 0:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: especially in sacramento. and i look forward to working with chairman obey and chairman advice lossky to continue their commitment to the corps and ensure that adequate resources are dedicated to flood protection and public safety. madam speaker, we need to address this economic crisis head-on. this package is a substantial step forward. and as we've heard from experts

Doris O. Matsui

0:19:54 to 0:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: on both sides of the aisle, on both sides of the political spectrum this ll not cure our economy's problems.

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