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House Proceeding 03-23-10 on Mar 23rd, 2010 :: 0:54:10 to 0:57:35
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Barbara Lee

0:54:06 to 0:54:26( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: american workers. madam speaker, at this time i yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from california, ms. lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for three minutes. ms. lee: thank you, madam speaker. i'like to thank my colleague for yielding and for his tremendous leadership on this bill. i rise in support of the rule and, of course, of the bill,

Barbara Lee

0:54:10 to 0:57:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

0:54:27 to 0:54:47( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: h.r. 4849, the small business and fracks jobs tax act of 2010. i want to especially thank speaker pelosi, chairman levin, chairman rangel, chairman mcdermott and the staff of the ways and means cmittee and our staff for working with my colleagues in the congressional black caucus to ensure that this legislation targets those hardest hit by the recession.

Barbara Lee

0:54:48 to 0:55:09( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: the members of the congressional black caucus has been laser focused on stimulating our economy and creating jobs, especially for the chronically unemployed. as my colleagues know, we are in the midst of a five-week campaign launched at the beginning of this month to seek policy solutions for the chronically unemployed. we are working together with president obama, speaker

Barbara Lee

0:55:10 to 0:55:30( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: pelosi, mr. -- our senate majority leader reid and all of our leadership and members of congress and our coalition partners on a strategy to put america back to work. one of our proposed jobs package was to seek an extension of tanf emergency contingency fund for e year with an appropriation of $2.5 billion.

Barbara Lee

0:55:31 to 0:55:52( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: this valuable program was originally authorized in the american recovery and relief acts of -- for a total of $5 billion to help tanf related expenditures, including basic assistance, nonrecurring, short-term benefits. put simply, the tanf fund allows states to leverage

Barbara Lee

0:55:53 to 0:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: federal dollars to subsidize private company wages by providing states with an 85% reimbursement rate for their increased tanf expenditures in these categories. now, back in december we communicated with president obamand our speaker and raised the importance of extending the tanf emergency contingency fund.

Barbara Lee

0:56:15 to 0:56:35( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: earlier this month, chairman mcdermott held a meeting will be his committee. this was another important moment that reinforced the congressional black caucus' call for an extension and helped generate the momentum we need to move this important provision forward. i was also pleased of having the opportunity to be before

Barbara Lee

0:56:36 to 0:56:58( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: this rules committee yesterday and testify with chairman levin in support of the manager's amendment and the tanf extension. in addition to the extension, the manager's amendment also allows tanf moneyo be used for subsidized jobs for people who have run out of unemployment insurance benefi. ultimately, the tanf emergency contingency fund will create

Barbara Lee

0:56:59 to 0:57:21( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: jobs by helping businesses hire, manage and train new employees by paying part of wages and their costs. as the chair of the congressional black caucus, i am pleased that we could move this critical bill forward. taken together, this provision and the bill overall is another important step towards spurring economic growth and creating jobs. particularly for the chronically unemployed.

Barbara Lee

0:57:22 to 0:57:35( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: business tax cuts alone won't work. we have a sustained -- may i have an additional 15econds? thank you very much. the congressional black caucus has a very sustained and focused effort to create and economic opportunities, and

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