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House Proceeding on Mar 18th, 2009 :: 0:46:20 to 0:55:40
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Doris O. Matsui

0:46:17 to 0:46:37( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for one hour. ms. matsui: i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from florida, there diaz-balart. all time yielded during consideration of this rule is for debate only. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i also ask unanimous consent

Doris O. Matsui

0:46:20 to 0:55:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doris O. Matsui

Doris O. Matsui

0:46:38 to 0:46:58( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on house resolution 250. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. matsui: mr. speaker, house res. 250 provides for consideration of h. 1388, the generations invigorating volunteerism and education, or the give act.

Doris O. Matsui

0:46:59 to 0:47:20( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: under a structured rule. the rule provides one hour of general debate controlled by the committee on education and labor. the rule makes in order 11 amendments, which are listed in the rules committee report, accompanying the resolution. each amendment is debatable for 10 minutes except the manager's amendment which is debatable for 30 minutes. the rule also provides one

Doris O. Matsui

0:47:21 to 0:47:42( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: motion to recommit with or without instructions. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of a vital piece of bipartisan legislation that directly affects all of our communities and the lives of millions of americans. legislation that strengthens our communities, helps educate our future generations, teaches our

Doris O. Matsui

0:47:43 to 0:48:04( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: youth to prepare for and respond to unthinkable tragedies, and fosters a growth of respect and compassion throughout our entire society. the give act will help launch a new era of american service and volunteerism. the bill answers president obama's call for americans of all generations to help get the

Doris O. Matsui

0:48:05 to 0:48:27( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: country through the economic crisis by serving and volunteering in their communities. the give act re-authorizes for the first time in 15 years our country's investment in community service and volunteerism. as a co-chair of the national service caucus, it is aleasure to call attention to the tremendous work of those

Doris O. Matsui

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

Doris O. Matsui: involved at every level and every program of the corporation. service programs not only help each of our communities, but also provide training that could lead to future careers. many individuals who are involved in service at a young age continue in public service careers and a service programs throughout their lives. mr. speaker, service and

Doris O. Matsui

0:48:49 to 0:49:10( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: volunteerism are the bedrock of emergency preparedness and national security. in times of strife, the american people have always shown a spirit of service and ingenuity. investing in service and volunteer programs prepares us to handle any crisis. we must focus on building our national capacity and harnessing

Doris O. Matsui

0:49:11 to 0:49:32( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the enterprising spirit of the american people is a good way to do so. in the wake of a catastrophe, a first responder is likely to be a civilian. a neighbor is likely to be the first one to provide assistance. by building up our service and volunteer programs, we are taking proactive steps to bolster our national security

Doris O. Matsui

0:49:33 to 0:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: and capability, to weather a disaster now and in the years to come. weaw firsthand the importance of having trained volunteers in the wake of the 2005 hurricanes, katrina and receipta. these forever changed thousands of lives and communities in the gulf coast. we also witnessed an outpouring of support and compassion from

Doris O. Matsui

0:49:54 to 0:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: individuals who were touched by this immense tragedy. following the devastation in the gulf coast, more than 92,000 national service volunteers contributed over 3.5 million hours of work to the recovery effort. they repair neighborhoods. they rebuilt lives.

Doris O. Matsui

0:50:16 to 0:50:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: since september of 2005, over 4,070 natiol civilian community corps, or the nccc members have served more than 2.1 million hours in the gulf coast on over 830 relief and recovery projects. through programs such as amar'e corps, -- americorps, or vista,

Doris O. Matsui

0:50:37 to 0:50:58( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: and triple c, service members address critical needs in our communities. americorps and triple c members are disaster trained and available for immediate deployment in the event of a natural disaster anywhere within the united states, just as they were to the gulf coast. in fact, nccc teams have responded to every natural

Doris O. Matsui

0:50:59 to 0:51:19( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: disaster, including the recent fires in my home state of california. disaster relief and emergency response now accounts for over 60% of the nccc portfolio. over $42 million worth of hurricane recovery resources have come from americorps and triple c alone which is more

Doris O. Matsui

0:51:20 to 0:51:40( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: than we have spent on the entire program nationwide. this is a clear return on our investment. these exceptional young men and women are especially trained in disaer preparedness and organizing local volunteers into an effective recoveryp operation. these programs continually put more back into the community than we put into them.

Doris O. Matsui

0:51:41 to 0:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the give act shows congress' support for the heroic and continued efforts and ensures these programs continue for years to come. the give act of 2009 will strengthen the emergency preparedness and response training of participants. the changes will also help the program continue to grow. the legislation expands the

Doris O. Matsui

0:52:04 to 0:52:24( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: scope of nccc to specifically include disaster relief, infrastructure improvement, environmental and energy conservation, and urban and rural development. the give act also establishes four new service corpses, including a clean energy corps, to encourage energy efficiency and conservation measures. an education core corps to help

Doris O. Matsui

0:52:25 to 0:52:46( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: increase student engagement, achievement, and graduation. a healthy futures corps to improve health care access, and veteran service corps to enhance services for veterans. this bill includes a call to slerviss -- service cpaign to encourage all americans to engage in service and to observe september 11 as a national day of service and remembrance.

Doris O. Matsui

0:52:47 to 0:53:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the bill seeks to tap the growing pool of baby boomers reaching retirement that wish to continue serving their country. and provides real alternative to traditional employment at a time when jobs are scarce. the give act also seeks to engage our future generations in lifetimes of service. engaging young men and women's vitally important.

Doris O. Matsui

0:53:08 to 0:53:28( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the education awards which will be increased in this bill encourage our youth to apply the skills that they learn of volunteerism to a successful education and the lessons they learn in school to improving their communities. the ge act to make a difference not only by the services that arerovided,

Doris O. Matsui

0:53:29 to 0:53:50( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: but by who we are engaged in serving. it seeks to exponentially increase the numbers of disadvantaged and at-risk youth participating in service. each one of tse val yuble young men and women will take the respect and compassion that they learn in service programs back to their schools and to their families and be a seed of inspiration amongst those who need it most.

Doris O. Matsui

0:53:51 to 0:54:12( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: we cannot pass up the opportunity to bert our future generations. service programs provide an opportunity to give our youth the most valuable lesson of all -- positive personal experience. mr. speaker, as a result of the great work of amar'e corps members, extraordinary things are happening all around -- americorps members extraordinary

Doris O. Matsui

0:54:13 to 0:54:33( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: things are happening all around america. hatat for humanity, city year, and the red cross. they have built homes, healed wounds, worked at national parks, and taught elementary school kids. these volunteers are part of the backbone of our country. with very little funding, service participation --

Doris O. Matsui

0:54:34 to 0:54:54( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: participants leverage millions of dollars and perform crucial work in classrooms and in areas of our nation hit by disaster. the certificate vase programs and new initiatives in h.r. 1388 help address some our nation's toughest problems from poverty and unmet education needs, to natural disasters. just this week "the new york

Doris O. Matsui

0:54:55 to 0:55:15( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: times" and the "wall street journal" pointed to the rise of a number of volunteers nationwide. many who have been laid off or are in between jobs have joined volunteer programs to stay connected to their community and learn new skills. some have even benefited by gaining empyment through the work as volunteers. the givect will expand these

Doris O. Matsui

0:55:16 to 0:55:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: opportunities as well as health care access, provide seniors with help living independently, enhance services for veterans, and help build a clean, green energy efficient economy. as a result, i hope that my colleagues will support the rule and the underlying legislation. the spirit of service haseen

Doris O. Matsui

0:55:37 to 0:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: renewed at a time of economic challenges. and it isime for our

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