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House Proceeding 05-20-09 on May 20th, 2009 :: 1:28:35 to 1:30:35
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Nydia M. Velazquez

1:28:32 to 1:28:52( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: a year use in my state and they're desperately need that the time. i hope my colleagues will suppor and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman 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

1:28:35 to 1:30:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nydia M. Velazquez

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:28:53 to 1:29:13( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: opposition. the chair: without objection, the gentlewoman from new york is recognized for five minutes. ms. velazquez: mr. chairman, the amendment offered by the gentleman from michigan is a well thought out proposal. in fact, earlier this month the house small business committee conducted a hearing regarding how small parts suppliers and manufacturers can are coping, given the current problems in the automobile industry.

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:29:14 to 1:29:39( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: at we heard is troubling. experts predict that half of the nation's auto suppliers will be shut down by 2012, many have already cled their doors. this moment manufacturers are vital, not just to the automotive sector but to our overall economy. part suppliers alone employ 3.2 million workers.

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:29:40 to 1:30:01( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: we know that the manufacturers are suffering, bu these are the smaller of the smaller and they need our help. so it is very important what this amendment will do in the past. this -- these manufacturers have supplied the american automobile industry and i believe they can continue to have a bright future.

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:30:02 to 1:30:23( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: by modernizing their facilities and entering new markets, they can keep offering good paying jobs to millions of americans while manufacturing -- manufacturing base in this country. if we have learned any one thing from the current economic cris, it is that economic stability starts from the bottom up. not the other way around.

Nydia M. Velazquez

1:30:24 to 1:30:35( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: by stabilizing small manufacturers and part suppliers we can help the larger firms in the automotive industry. in that process, we will protect millions of jobs. the amendment before us will

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