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House Proceeding 05-20-09 on May 20th, 2009 :: 1:12:30 to 1:14:00
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Nydia M. Velazquez

1:12:26 to 1:12:47( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: amendment that will ensure our nation's rural entrepreneurs are not left behind. i urge support of the am as well as the under thank you, mr. chairman, i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from maryland reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? ms. velazquez: mr. chairman, while not opposed to the amendment, i ask unanimous consent to claim the time in

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:12:30 to 1:14:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nydia M. Velazquez

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:12:48 to 1:13:10( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: opposition. the chair: without objection, e gentlewoman from new york is recognized for five minutes. ms. velazquez: thank you, mr. chairman. the amendment offered by the gentleman from maryland will greatly expand the reach of entrepreneurial development programs. too often small business owners or prospective entrepreneurs cannot access these programs because they live in a rural or remote area. for these businesses, the

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:13:11 to 1:13:31( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: nearest all business development center or women's business center is often many miles away. this can prevent small businesses from accessing the services that we are improving and re-authorizing in the underlying bill. the amendment offered by the gentleman from maryland will further ensure that the s.b.a. pays attention to the needs of

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:13:32 to 1:13:53( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: rural america, specifically it creates a rural entrepreneurship advisory council at the small business administration. drawing from the expertise of the departments of agriculture and commerce, it will make sure that the services are effective for rural small businesses.

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:13:54 to 1:14:01( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: in many rural areas, many small businesses are particularly important. often they are the communities' largest employer.

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