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House Proceeding 05-20-09 on May 20th, 2009 :: 1:05:20 to 1:07:35
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Nydia M. Velazquez

1:05:16 to 1:05:36( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: microenterprises don't have access to training. so creating another training that duplicates this is not a sound use of taxpayer llars. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman from connecticut. mr. himes: i yield to the

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:05:20 to 1:07:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Nydia M. Velazquez

1:05:37 to 1:05:57( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: ms. velazquez: -- the chair: the gentlewoman from new york is recognized. ms chairman. let me thank the gentleman from connecticut for this great amendment. we often hear discussion of the concept of welfare to work. well, the amendment before us will move many americans from

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:05:58 to 1:06:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: welfare to entrepreneurship. studies consistently demonstrate that entrepreneurship provides a path out of poverty for many americans. in particular, we have seen that for many impoverished women, launching their own small business can mean a chance at a brighter future. this amendment will provide

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:06:19 to 1:06:39( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: entrepreneurial development resources to those communities that have been hardest hit by this recession by creating microenterprise training centers. these centers will let americans interested in starting a very small business such as a home-based business

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:06:40 to 1:07:00( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: access valuable classes, one-on-one instruction and other guidance. these resources will help launch the smallest of small businesses, those with six or less employees and that start with $40,000 or less in capital. under the amendment, the s.b.a. will establish these traing

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:07:01 to 1:07:22( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: centers. the administrator is instructed country that have a high proportion of low income and unemployed individuals. mr. chairman, when economic downturns like the current one hit, those communities that are already hurting often carry the brunt of the pai those areas already struggling

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:07:23 to 1:07:35( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: with high unemployment suffer the most when jobs become even more scarce. the amendment before us will provide additional options for americans living in these communities.

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