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House Proceeding on Jun 12th, 2008 :: 0:57:56 to 1:00:27
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Michael Arcuri

0:57:38 to 0:57:56( Edit History Discussion )

Michael Arcuri: granting this extension of benefits, but i believe strongly that those concerns are far outweighed by the needs of struggling american families. i urge awful my colleagues to join together

Charles B. Rangel

0:57:56 to 0:58:10( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and to take this important step to provide a helping hand to fellow americans in need. again, i oppose this rule but i strongly support the underlying bill. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore:

Charles B. Rangel

0:58:10 to 0:58:28( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: the gentlewoman from michigan yields back her time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: madam speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from kansas, mr. moore. the speaker pro tempore:

Charles B. Rangel

0:58:28 to 0:58:41( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: the gentleman from kansas is recognized for two minutes. mr. moore: thank you, madam speaker. last friday the labor department in our country reported that in may theed unemployment rate rose

Charles B. Rangel

0:58:41 to 0:58:55( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to 5.5% from 5%, and reported that employment continued to fall in construction, manufacturing, retail, trade and temporary help service while health care continued to add jobs. the half

Charles B. Rangel

0:58:55 to 0:59:08( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: percentage point increase is the largest single increase in the unemployment rate in 22 years with more than 861,000 jobs lost in may. the unemployment insurance program provides benefits

Charles B. Rangel

0:59:08 to 0:59:25( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to those who become unemployed through no fault of their own and meet certain conditions. our economy has also losont jobs for five consecutive months and is likely that more than 1.4

Charles B. Rangel

0:59:25 to 0:59:44( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: million workers have exhausted their unemployment benefits in the first six months of this year alone. the congressional budget office estimated that this legislation would provide additional

Charles B. Rangel

0:59:44 to 0:59:59( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: benefits to 3.8 million unemployed workers, many of whom are in extreme financial risk. extending these benefits is one of the most cost-effective and fast-acting ways to stimulate our

Charles B. Rangel

0:59:59 to 1:00:13( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: faltering economy because the money is spent quickly, according to the congressional budget office. every one dollar spent on unemployment benefits generates $1.64 in new economic demand.

Charles B. Rangel

1:00:13 to 1:00:27( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: congress has enacted -- extended unemployment benefits on seven different occasions over the last 50 years in response to economic weakness. this is another one of those times in which congress

John S. Tanner

1:00:27 to 1:00:42( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: must take immediate action to address this emergency on behalf of the people in our country. i urge my colleagues to sposh this temporary, i repeat, temporary extension of unemployment benefits

John S. Tanner

1:00:27 to 1:01:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John S. Tanner

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