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House Proceeding 03-31-09 on Mar 31st, 2009 :: 0:29:20 to 0:34:00
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Doris O. Matsui

0:29:18 to 0:29:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: amendments to the bill h.r. 1388. the rule makes in order a motion by the chairman of the committee on education and labor to in senate amendments to h.r. 1388. the rule provides one hour of debate on the motion controlled by the and labor. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of a vital piece of

Doris O. Matsui

0:29:20 to 0:34:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Doris O. Matsui

0:29:39 to 0:30:00( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: bipartisan legislation. legislation that directly affects all of our communities and the lives of millions of americans. legislation that has seen broad support in both this house and our colleagues in the senate. this legislation strengthens our communities, helps educate future generations, teaches our youth to prepare for respond to natural disasters, and

Doris O. Matsui

0:30:01 to 0:30:21( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: fosters a growth of respect and compassion throughout our entire society. the senator edward m. kennedy service america act will help launch a new era of american service and volunteerism. the bill answers president obama's call for americans of all generationso help get the country through cris by serving and

Doris O. Matsui

0:30:22 to 0:30:43( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: volunteering in their communities. . the bill was named a lion in the senate, edward kennedy, to recognize his commitment to his lifetime of national commitment and making america a more collective nation. the edward m. kennedy act

Doris O. Matsui

0:30:44 to 0:31:04( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: re-authorizes for the first time in 15 years our country's investment in community se and volunteerism. as a service caucus, it is a pleasure to call attention to the tremendous work of those involved at every level and in every program in the corporation. mr. speaker, service of volunteerism are the b

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:05 to 0:31:27( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: our emergency preparedness and national security. in times of strife, the american people has always shown spirit of service and ingenuity. investing in service and volunteer programs prepa to han we saw firsthand the importance of having trained volunteers in the wake of the 2005 hurricanes, katrina and rita.

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:28 to 0:31:48( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: following the devastation in 290,000 national volunteers contributed over 3.5 million hours of work to the recovery effort. they repaired homes, neighborhoods and lives. the assistance from trained volunteers following the devastating storms represented only one example of the many accomplishments that our

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:49 to 0:32:09( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: service volunteers achieve every single day. since september, 2005, over 4,070 national civilian unit corps, or as we call it, members have served 1.2 million hours in the gulf coast on over 830 relief and recovery

Doris O. Matsui

0:32:10 to 0:32:30( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: projects. n.s.a. year nccc members from my hometown of sacramento helped with the fires that devastated thousands of californians andn doing so helped protect thousands more. amc are disaster trained and are available for immediate deployment in the event of a

Doris O. Matsui

0:32:31 to 0:32:53( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: natural disaster anywhere in the united states, just as they were to the gulf coast and in california. through programs such as americorps, volunteers and service to america or vista and nccc they address critical needs in our communities. in fact, these programs continually put more back in

Doris O. Matsui

0:32:54 to 0:33:14( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the community. the serve america act shows congress' support for the heroic and continued efforts and ensures these programs for the edward m. kennedy serve america act will expand these opportu care access, provide seniors with help living independently and enhance services for veterans and help build a

Doris O. Matsui

0:33:15 to 0:33:35( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: green, energy-efficient economy. mr. speaker, in 2007, more than 61 million americans spent over eight billion hours volunteering. overall, about 27% of americans volunteer and the number of volunteers increase by a million from 2002 to 2007.

Doris O. Matsui

0:33:36 to 0:33:56( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: additionally, with increased numbers or americans losing jobs, many are turning to service as a way to contribute to their communities and learn new skills. now is precisely the time that we should make national service more accessible to the millions of americans who want to serve their country by contributing to their communities. as a result, i hope that my colleagues will support the

Doris O. Matsui

0:33:57 to 0:34:01( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: rule and the underlying legislation. i look forward to the passage

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