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House Proceeding 03-04-10 on Mar 4th, 2010 :: 0:38:25 to 0:41:40
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:38:21 to 0:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: three minutes to the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for three minutes. without objection, so ordered. the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished gentlelady from

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:38:25 to 0:41:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:38:42 to 0:39:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: california. i rise to thank the rules committee. this is a tough business. they had to do their work in the backdrop of senator bunning who didn't care about the unemployed. thousands upon thousands and millions and held up this bill in the negotiateations for this bill for as long as he -- negotiations for this bill for

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:03 to 0:39:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: as long as he thought it was relevant. so here bestand trying to address this question -- we stand trying a dress this question. i would like to say there are some good things. the fact that employers have a $1,000 income tax credit for every new employee that continues to work for 52 weeks. the fact there is an incentive to hire new employees and keep them hired. the fact that there is an

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:24 to 0:39:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: extensi expensing to allow small businesses the backbone of america to be able to write off certain capital expenditures so they can hire new people. the safetea-lu, the infrastructure bill is a good thing that deals with the rebilling of the infrastructure that is so important. and of course protecting minority-owned business that is

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:46 to 0:40:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: likewise go into those hard-h communities and should be hiring people. but yet we are dealing with a senate bill,he other body has a different understanding. so that some states, for example, are not getting the money that they should. texas, it raises a lot of concerns. and then i have to rise on this floor to talk about young people and the summer youth

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:08 to 0:40:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: program, why isn't that in the bill? the chronically unemployed that i see walking the streets of my district over and over again, when are we going to provide for them? it is key to recognize that there is obstruction on the other body that now pours over into this body. and so we have to stymie the unemployment benefits which all of us should have rallied around to support.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:30 to 0:40:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: y state alone rejected just a couple months ago $515 million for the unemployed. where is the compassion there? where is the compassion for individuals who have served their time, have their families, trying to do well in our state houses being worked with by faith organizations and persistently cannot find jobs? there is a lot to be desired. the rules committee, however,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:52 to 0:41:12( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: worked with what they had to work with. bumy message is that we have to go back to the drawing board not for what my colleagues are talking about, more tax cuts, more tax cuts, but to help the people who are working the streets of america who ask us, can you put a job in their hands? they are qualified and there is nothing in this bill that would

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:41:13 to 0:41:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: suggest that you are putting a job in their hands. let me say this, the infrastructure work is important. if this is going to generate a job in their hand, then it is important for us to hear that, that jobs in the hand is going to get the folks that are walking the streets in fifth ward, in fourth ward, and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:41:34 to 0:41:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: places around ameri, those places, in the 18th congressional district, i'm fighting for jobs and i want to make sure that we have the

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