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House Proceeding 03-24-10 on Mar 24th, 2010 :: 0:34:50 to 0:38:45
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Barbara Lee

0:34:46 to 0:35:06( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: our communities rebuild. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. obey: i yield three minutes to the the gentleman from cafornia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is recognized for three minutes. ms. lee: thank you, chairman

Barbara Lee

0:34:50 to 0:38:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

0:35:07 to 0:35:27( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: obey and thank you for introducing this bill it's very important and thank you for your chairm miller and speaker pelosi for working with members of the congressional black caucus to ensure that this legislation does include funding which is paid for for summer youth jobs initiatives to target funds for young people who are unemployed.

Barbara Lee

0:35:28 to 0:35:49( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: the members of the congression black caucus have been focused on stimulating the economy and creating jobs, especially for the chronically unemployed. as my coleagues know, we are in the midst of a five-week campaign launched at the beginning of this month to sek policy solutions for the chronically unemployed. we are working with our leadership, president obama,

Barbara Lee

0:35:50 to 0:36:10( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: members of this house and our coalition partners to put a strategy together to put amera back to work. one of the key components of our proposed jobs package was to provide $1.3 billion to the summer youth program with the goal of creating 500,000 jobs for young people throughout the country. we met with the president and

Barbara Lee

0:36:33 to 0:36:54( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: it's clear why this funding is so ctical. the youth unemployment rate currently stands at 23%. this is a national emergency. many low-income minority-youth populations face even greater challenge, african americans, the rate is as high as 42%. we need targeted asistance to

Barbara Lee

0:36:55 to 0:37:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: put our young people to work and teach them an aray of valuable job skills they can use throughout their lives. while this does not include the $1.43 billion for summer youth jobs we requested, it does make a down payment of $600 million which is fully paid for to create 300,000 new jobs.

Barbara Lee

0:37:16 to 0:37:36( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: and this is an important step forward. frankly, we need the full amount. i hope we can continue to work and expand increased funding for this valuable program. in addition, this bill will provide $5.1 bilion in disaster relief to local communities through fema to adress the impact of recent storms and disasters throughout the country.

Barbara Lee

0:37:37 to 0:37:57( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: as one who comes from prone to earthquakes and floods, i can tell you this $5.1 bilion is desperately needed. and the bil wil include additional 60 million to stepped the provision of the recovery act for another month to help small businesses to defray certain loan fees charged by the

Barbara Lee

0:37:58 to 0:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: small business administration as small businesses are creating jobs to help turn this economy around. as chair of the congressional black caucus, i thank chirman obey and speaker and leadership for this initial down payment. we are pleased we can provide some some funding for summer jobs for young people and he are

Barbara Lee

0:38:19 to 0:38:39( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: doing so in this jobs package. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized for two minutes. mr. latta: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, on march 4rks i

Barbara Lee

0:38:40 to 0:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: sent a letter to the fema administrator, that letter was regarding my concerns and the concerns i've heard from u.s. tent manufacturers and suppliers

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