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House Proceeding 05-20-09 on May 20th, 2009 :: 1:17:50 to 1:18:55
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Nydia M. Velazquez

1:17:41 to 1:18:01( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: ms. velazquez: i thank the gentleman from new york for offering this amendment as i think it will improve the bill. as we have seen and heard veteran entrepreneurship is on the rise, meaning these services are in greater demand. the veterans business centers have seen a 61% in veterans request for their services.

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:17:50 to 1:18:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nydia M. Velazquez

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:18:02 to 1:18:23( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: women business centers report a 103% increase in veterans' requests. clearly there is a hunger out there for these type initiatives. as more our men and women afghanistan, ey need -- the need for veterans entrepreneur development programs are expected to grow.

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:18:24 to 1:18:44( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: by increasing the programs available for our service men and women this amendment will help many of the own businesses. i will now yield to the gentleman from missouri, mr. graves, for any comments that he wishes to make. mr. graves: thank you. the chair: the gentleman from missouri. mr. graves: i have no

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:18:45 to 1:18:55( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: opposition to the amendment and support it and thank the gentlelady for yielding time. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from missouri yields back. the gentlewoman from new york. ms. velazquez: if the gentleman

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