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House Proceeding 02-03-09 on Feb 4th, 2009 :: 0:09:55 to 0:13:40
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Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:09:43 to 0:10:03( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: mr. defazio. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, and under a previous order of the house, the following members are recognized for five minutes each. ms. roybal-allard from california.

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:09:55 to 0:13:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lucille Roybal-Allard

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:10:04 to 0:10:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for five minutes. ms. last week i re-reintroduced the security and financial empowerment act, better known as the safe act, to help stop a cycle of violence that exists in many american families today. domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:10:26 to 0:10:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: stalking are serious widespread social problems which impact all americans regardless of race, ethnicity, or social status. the reality of this violence is highlighted by the fact that one in four american women report being physically or sexually abused at some point in their lives.

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:10:49 to 0:11:10( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: . these crimes against women have physical and psychological consequences, yet research has found that ll many women stay in abusive relationships because they cannot support themselves. as a result, victims are faced with a terrifying decision of living with the abuse or

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:11:11 to 0:11:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: leaving without financial security. for victims, this choice is even more daunting during tough economic times like now. research tells us that as the economy worsens, the snid incidents of violence increases. it will create a safe and

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:11:32 to 0:11:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: stable environment for themselves and their children by eliminating obstacles that may prevent them from gaining meaningful employment or seeking help. my bill makes it possible to take leave from work for necessary court appearances without the threat of losing a job. the safe act provides job

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:11:54 to 0:12:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: protection when reasonable workplace safety modifications are requested. to protect victims of violence who seek help against their abuser, the safe act prohibits employers or iurance providers from basing insurance coverage or hiring decisions on an individual's history of abuse. the safe act also makes a

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:12:16 to 0:12:36( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: survivor of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking eligible for unemployment insurance if it is necessary to leave a job to escape the abuse. madam speaker, the safe act is needed to provide these victims with equal protection throughout our country. while several states have laws

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:12:37 to 0:12:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: similar to the safe act, the reality is that today, a person's financial ability to leave an abusive environment depends primarily on where they live. i thank the many dedicated advocates who work to empower women against the horrific crime of dating and domestic violence, sexual assault and

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:13:00 to 0:13:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: stalking, for their invaluable input, expertise and support of the sa act. i encourage my colleagues to join me and representative ted poe in co-sponsoring and helping to pass the safe act, which, for many of these victims between life and death. i yield back the balance of my time.

Lucille Roybal-Allard

0:13:21 to 0:13:41( Edit History Discussion )

Lucille Roybal-Allard: the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. >> i ask unanimous consent to take my five minutes out of order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognize dollars for five minutes. mr. chaffetz: i rise to comment

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