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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 0:58:10 to 1:00:30
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Kevin Brady

0:58:08 to 0:58:29( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: amendment made in order under the rule. the clerk: part b, amendment report 111-191 offered by mr. brady of texas. the chair: the gentleman from texas, mr. brady and member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. brady: this amendment seeks

Kevin Brady

0:58:10 to 1:00:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kevin Brady

Kevin Brady

0:58:30 to 0:58:50( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: to shift $50,000 from the office of the chief economist at the u.s. department of agriculture to the economic research service. the goal of this amendment is to have the office of the chief economist work jointly with the economic research service and foreign ag service to conduct a study on the potential growth in u.s. ag exports that would

Kevin Brady

0:58:51 to 0:59:13( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: result from implementation of the pending trade promotion agreements with colombia, panama and south korea within 90 days of this bill becoming law. it would report on the potential impact of u.s. ag exports if these agreements are not implemented. in each case, the you usda would

Kevin Brady

0:59:14 to 0:59:34( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: analyze impacts or sector jobs, farm income and commodity prices. each of these countries have signed or are negotiating trade agreements with several countries that are major competitors for america's farmers and ranchers. we are all concerned about the potential loss of competitiveness to families and workers in our agriculture

Kevin Brady

0:59:35 to 0:59:56( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: sector would face if the pending trade agreements are not implemented. while there has been some analysis of the impact of the pending trade agreements on american farmers and ranchers, much of this analysis is outdated. for example, the study by the u.s. international trade commission on the u.s.-colombia trade agreement was published in december of 2006 and relied on

Kevin Brady

0:59:57 to 1:00:19( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: trade data from 2005, obviously conditions have changed since then. in these difficult economic times, congress now more than ever must pursue policies to enhance e competitiveness of america's farmers and ranchers. and since 95% of all consumers live outside the united states, increasing exports, finding new customers for american farmers

Kevin Brady

1:00:20 to 1:00:30( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: and ranchers are a vital component of that effort. and as a result of this amendment, it will help members of congress understand fully the importance of leveling the playing field for america's

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