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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 4th, 2009 :: 2:05:10 to 2:07:50
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Al Green

2:04:51 to 2:05:11( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: the noes have it. the amendment -- mr. issa: on that, i request the yeas and nays. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceed option the amendment offered by the gentleman from cave will be postponed. it is now in order to consider amendment number 2 printed in house report 111-133.

Al Green

2:05:10 to 2:07:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Al Green

Al Green

2:05:12 to 2:05:32( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. green: i have an amendment at the . the chair: clerkill designate the clerk: amendment number 2 printed in house report 111-133 offered by mr. al green of tick. the chair: pursuant to house resolution, mr. al green and a member opposed will each control

Al Green

2:05:33 to 2:05:53( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: 2005 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. green: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. thank you. madam speaker, this bill allows o.p.m., that's the office of personnel management, to increase the amount of paid

Al Green

2:05:54 to 2:06:14( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: pareal leave up to eight weeks . it allows this after considering a variety of factors. benefits to the federal government, cost to the federal government, trenleds in the private sector, -- trends in the private sector, the government's role as a model employer and

Al Green

2:06:15 to 2:06:36( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: such other factors. as a director considers necessary. this amendment, mo dam chair, will -- madam chair, will require the office of personnel management to consider the needs

Al Green

2:06:37 to 2:06:58( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: of some of our lower level employees. this amendment w any additional funding. it merely requires the office to consider the impact that this -- that increasing the number of weeks will have on some of our lower level employees.

Al Green

2:06:59 to 2:07:21( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: now, i'd like to introduce a term that i'm not exceedingly pleased with. it is called poverty spell. a poverty spell. a poverty spell is defined as entering poverty for at least two months. 25% of all poverty spells begin

Al Green

2:07:22 to 2:07:42( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: with the birth of a child. 25%. i would also note that 78% of the persons who are eligible for f.m.a., this leave that we've been discussing today, do not take it because they cannot afford to lose a paycheck. no one should go into poverty

Al Green

2:07:43 to 2:07:50( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: because of the birth of a child if we can prevent it. this bill will help many of our lower level

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