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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 0:24:55 to 0:28:50
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Barbara Lee

0:24:51 to 0:25:12( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from arizona. mr. grijalva: let me yield three minutes for the gentlelady from california, ms. barbara lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for three minutes. ms. lee: thank you very much, madam speaker. let me thank chairman grijalva

Barbara Lee

0:24:55 to 0:28:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

0:25:13 to 0:25:33( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: for his leadership in bringing this bill to public land service corps act to the floor. and i want to thank you for bringing it to the floor and our leadership for allowing it to be brought to the floor today on such a historic day, historic weekend. and congressman cri hal have a, i just want to salute you and congresswoman woolsey and all

Barbara Lee

0:25:34 to 0:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: those who fought so hard for this health care reform bill for this weekend, especially for the public option. let me just say when we cast this vote this weekend, we will be casting a vote on behalf of all of those uninsured and underinsured, on we half --

Barbara Lee

0:25:57 to 0:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: behalf of all those who died prematurely because they did not have preventive health care, and we will be casting this vote this weekend on behalf of our children and grandchildren so that they may live longer and healthier lives. i'm very delighted that this bill is up this weekend so we would have a chance to talk about the importance of what we are doing within the context of

Barbara Lee

0:26:18 to 0:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: this great bill. this bill will train and connect young adults to service opportunities on public lands, putting a new generation of americans back to work finally. while instilling in them a great respect for america's legacy of conservation and stewardship. the work done by the public

Barbara Lee

0:26:39 to 0:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: lands service corps will do more than restore our public lands. it will also protect and preserve our environment, improve infrastructure, and help to ensure the american public will always have access to the world's greatest recreational and scenic resources. the bill would also engage with noaa to allow young adults to

Barbara Lee

0:27:00 to 0:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: serve near coastal and marine waters along our treasured coastlines such as those near my home in california in the bay area. and we have many, many young people, especially those with martin luther king freedom center, who work on many conservation projects. also they are learning about protecting our environment,

Barbara Lee

0:27:22 to 0:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: ecology studies, nature studies. so this bill is going to be of tremendous help to the young people in my district. perhaps -- but perhaps more importantly this ll will provide service opportunities for our youth to work in restoring and preserving our public lands during a time when young adults have been particularly hit hard by the economic downturn.

Barbara Lee

0:27:43 to 0:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: we have to rember that the youth unemployment rate now sands at more than 20%. many low-income and minority youth pulations face even greater challenges. african-american youth, latino youth, unemployment rates are now estimated to be as high as 42%. in light of these harsh

Barbara Lee

0:28:04 to 0:28:24( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: economic realities, i am so pleased that h.r. 1612 would encourage federal agencies to prioritize outreach to underrepresented communities and populations and take steps to prepare participants -- the speaker proempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. ms. lee: an additional 30 seconds. mr. grijalva: an additional 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlady is recognized for 30 seconds.

Barbara Lee

0:28:25 to 0:28:45( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: ms. lee: thank you, madam speaker. let me just say that this bill would prioritize actually outreach to underrepresented communities and populations and would take steps to prepare participants for careers with those agencies or within related congregation field. simply put this bill could not come at a better time.

Barbara Lee

0:28:46 to 0:28:51( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: i encourage my colleagues to support this bill and to provide the necessary funding

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