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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 4th, 2009 :: 1:09:10 to 1:11:55
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James Jordan

1:09:07 to 1:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: ad systems which is already strained by ballooning case loads. i would like to place in the record the remaining parts of my comments. the chair: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman from california. mr. issa: at this time, i would like to three minutes to the the gentleman from from ohio, ranking subcommittee member and

James Jordan

1:09:10 to 1:11:55( Edit History Discussion )
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James Jordan

1:09:30 to 1:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: somebody who has worked hard in trying to make this bill better, mr. jordan. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. jordan: i thank the gentleman for yielding and his work on this issue and many others. on monday, june 1, 2009 in ontario, ohio in our district, 1,200 general motors employees

James Jordan

1:09:51 to 1:10:11( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: found out they were losing their jobs. the obama task force said 1,200 families will face the consequences of unemployment. we are ready to pass another $1 billion entitlement for federal employees where millions are

James Jordan

1:10:12 to 1:10:35( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: struggling with joblessness, it is unconscionable that this congress puts more spending on the backs of american families and bunesses at a time when taxpayers have to fighten their belts, we are asking for an additional $1 billion. federal employees are entitled to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period because of a birth, adoption or

James Jordan

1:10:36 to 1:10:56( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: the taking in of a foster child. federal workers can use accrued sick leave and annual vacation leave. if you have been a federal employee for three years, you have at least four weeks of annual leave and 2 1/2 weeks of sick leave each and every year. with this new benefit, we are putting small businesses at a

James Jordan

1:10:57 to 1:11:18( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: disadvantage. only 57% of private sector -- of the private sector offer any independently defined sick leave. now they will have to compete for workers against this expanded benefit for government workers. this moves us in the wrong direction. we need to incentivize the private sector, but yet we are

James Jordan

1:11:19 to 1:11:39( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: expanding the federal government that will crowd out the private sector and stifle innovation and entrepreneurship. the american people are watching us. they expect their government to do exactly what they have done, cut the waste and tighten their belts. that is the message i have heard all across our district and from families who are experiencing unemployment and small

James Jordan

1:11:40 to 1:11:56( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: businesses who have had to shut their doors. this congress continues to spend and spend and spend. rather than taking steps to improve the economy to create jobs for the 14 million unemployed americans, we are giving a better deal to the 2.7 million people who are already

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