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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 0:38:20 to 0:41:50
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:38:17 to 0:38:38( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: among families and communities the opportity to work with you. ms. delauro: i yield the gentlelady -- ms. moore: i yield back. the chair: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from georgia continue to reserve? the gentlewoman from connecticut. ms. delauro: i yield two minutes

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:38:20 to 0:41:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:38:39 to 0:39:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: to the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee. the chair: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. . mr. jackson: i rise today to support the underlying bill and to particularly focus on the question of hunger in america. this past weekend i joined one

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:01 to 0:39:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: of the more well known constituents of mine, beyonce, who is engaged in an online opportunity to ensure that food banks of america are taken care of. we realize that in this economic recession, although we are working very hard with stimulus funds, that many people are in need.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:23 to 0:39:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: families who work are in need of an extra assistance -- are in need of extra assistance. so i'm concerned that this legislation, the appropriations, will be supportive of the works of the nation's food banks and help the various food pranks -- banks through a number of provisions that may ensure that food banks are a viable part of our economic food line.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:45 to 0:40:05( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we know that there are about 900 million, 923 million people plus that are hungry around the world or lacking in what we call food security. the inability to secure the right kind of food. we know that development concerns occur in children who are not inssence able to participate or to have the kind

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:06 to 0:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: of food security they need to have. and i'm very pleased that again the legislation has been supported as an international food aid providing some $1.69 billion as requested and $464 million above the 2009. i'm also very glad that this is able to meet the emergency and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:27 to 0:40:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: nonemergency humanitarian food needs in countries stick within natural disasters and political strife. $199.5 mlion for the international food for education and child nutrition program, the same as requested in -- and $99.5 million above 2009 to support education, child

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:48 to 0:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: development and food security to some of th children. can i have an additional 30 seconds? ms. delauro: i yield the gentlewoman an additional 30 seconds. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentlelady. might i also say that i'm also glad that this legislation continues to support the congressional hunger center which many of us have been supportive of over the years in terms of its funding and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:41:09 to 0:41:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: likewise, i'd like to emphasize the importance in conclusion that hunger has not been overcome. this bill deals with many issues, trition for women, infant and children, the program that is so very important. the commodities, supplemental food program, again, all focusing on the large need of hunger not only internationally but domestically. i want to thank the chairwoman

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:41:31 to 0:41:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: again and would like to continue to work with her as this bill makes its way through the congress. the chair: the gentlewoman's time has expired. delaurclaur additional 10 seconds -- ms. delauro: additional 10 seconds. jackson scraction jackson i think you're well aware of the work my -- ms. jackson lee: i think you're

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