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House Proceeding 03-11-09 on Mar 11th, 2009 :: 1:51:25 to 1:55:55
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Janice D. Schakowsky

1:51:19 to 1:51:39( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: pleased to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from illinois, ms. schakowsky. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from illinois is recognized for three minutes. ms. schakowsky: thank you, mr. speaker. and i thank you, mr. chairman, for yielding to me. as a member of the human rights commission, i'm proud to rise today in support of this

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:51:25 to 1:55:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Janice D. Schakowsky

1:51:40 to 1:52:00( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: resolution on behalf of the people of tibet. i also want to take this opportunity because i just returned from the white house where the president of the united states created a white house council on women and girls and acknowledged the recent on

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:52:01 to 1:52:22( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: may 8 passage of the international women's day. while i was there i'm very grateful to you, mr. chairman, and to the house of representatives, for passing the resolution in support of international women's day and would like to take this opportunity to speak to it for just a couple minutes. i want to thank representative

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:52:23 to 1:52:43( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: mary falon, the lead -- falin, thlead rublican co-sponsor, and republican co-chair of the women's caucus for her tireless support. it's been my pleasure to work with her on this bill and i'm sure it's the first of many we will work together throughhe caucus. where i'm the kemic co-chair, to advance the goals of wen.

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:52:44 to 1:53:05( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: also i'd like to acknowledge the caucus vice chairs, representative gwynn moore, representative kay granger and i'm honored to have this resolution to be the first of our must-pass lislative agenda items to make it to the house floor with such remarkable bipartisan support. each year countries around the world mark march 8 as international wen's day as a day to recognize the

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:53:06 to 1:53:26( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: contributions and impact that women have made to our world's history. to recognize those women who have worked together for gender equality and to acknowledge the work that is yet to be done. over the years, women have made significant strides all over the world and throughout history. they have, we have consistently coributed to their economies, participated in their governments, improved the

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:53:27 to 1:53:49( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: quality of life for their families, and of their nations. in 2007, congresswoman now speaker nancy pelosi was elected the first woman speaker of the u.s. house of representative. in 2006 i attended the inauguration of michelle bachile the first woman president of

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:53:50 to 1:54:10( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: chile and visited ellen sirleaf johnson. in the 111th congress we have an all-time high of 74 women in congress. a 35% increase from just eight years ago. women still only make up about 17% of the house of representatives. in the u.s. we have made significant strides in education. women now graduate from high

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:54:11 to 1:54:32( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: school at higher rates and earn bachelors or higher degrees at greater rates than men. while american women earn more in high school and bachelors gee dee gree than men, 2/3 of the 876 million ill literate individuals in the world are women. 2/3 of the 125 million school-aged girn not attending school worldwide are girls.

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:54:33 to 1:54:54( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: girls are less likely to complete school than boys elsewhere around the globe. women are making progress in business and make up 12% of the current c.e.o.'s of the fortune 500 companies. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. mr. berman: pleased to yield an additional minute to the gentlelady. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from illinois is

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:54:55 to 1:55:15( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: recogniz for one minute. ms. schakowsky: globally women work 2/3 of the world's working hours and produce half of the women's food and still we earn only 1% of the world's income and own less than 1% of the world's poverty. of the 300 million people living in poverty, 70% are girls and women.

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:55:16 to 1:55:37( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: millions of women and girls affected -- are trafficked, physically abused, sexually abused, or face the threat of violence every day. and although congress passed the protect act, a goodipartisan bill, to prevent trafficking in iraq, darfur, afghanistan, man other places around the world, we are still seeing that women and girls tend to be the targets

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:55:38 to 1:55:55( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: of extreme violence, brutality, and intimidation. so, madam speaker, it's important that the congress recognize the importance of march 8. i'm so glad we passed this resolution. i am grateful to the congress for recognizing international women's day which we just celebred on

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