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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 0:44:15 to 0:46:35
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Kevin Brady

0:44:11 to 0:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: majority tagged on a trade bill to it and under the bill attaches it to the state bill. i am now proud to yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. braidy the ranking member on the ways and means subcommittee on trade. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlen from texas is recognized for two minutes. mr. brady: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in oppositi with the

Kevin Brady

0:44:15 to 0:46:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady

0:44:33 to 0:44:54( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: last minute of the pakistan opportunities zone bill. while i commend congressman van hollen for his commitment to this very important legislation, i'm concerned the bill fails to encourage significant investment in the afghan and pakistan regions under the trade program.

Kevin Brady

0:44:55 to 0:45:16( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: i say that as a person who thinks that trade can lift themselves up out of poverty. unfortunately, i believe this will discourage economic investment -- development investment because it includes some dangerous eligibility criteria that will drive away investment and require each firm, including u.s. fir there to meet labor standards

Kevin Brady

0:45:17 to 0:45:37( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: that could exceed u.s. law in such a way that will creata dangerous precedent that can be applied to our own free trade agreements making u.s. labor laws vulnerable to challenge from foreign countries. the scope of the eligible products in the bill, unfortunately, have been willed down. i know there are difficult

Kevin Brady

0:45:38 to 0:45:58( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: negotiations to try to broaden that. and it provides fee uncertain pakistan products in return for sales of others. again, sort of a tradeoff that's been difficult to swallow. i'm concerned that this measure, despite its excellence intentions and, ain, very hard work from congressman van hollen, will fall short of its

Kevin Brady

0:45:59 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: objectives in bringing economic stability to this very difficult region. i'd point out to -- you know, we are doing a lot to open up america to foreign countries. we've had six votes to open up america to foreign sales. but no votes to open up countries to what we sell. it's not enough to buy american. we need to sell american

Kevin Brady

0:46:21 to 0:46:35( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: products throughout the world. and in this economic recession, we have three pending trade agreements that would allow us to sell $11 billion of american produc around the world to create jobs here in the united states that are being held up, not brought to a vote on the floor.

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