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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 1:31:05 to 1:32:40
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Nita M. Lowey

1:31:02 to 1:31:24( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: responsibility and also staying in line with what president obama has requested. so with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlewoman from new york. mrs. lowey: i claim time in opposition and would like to remind my good friend, mr. stearns, that the peace corps is also a job-creating program. these are our young people who

Nita M. Lowey

1:31:05 to 1:32:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Nita M. Lowey

1:31:25 to 1:31:46( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: are going abroad to serve our country. so it is also a job creation program for our young the peace corps, which is funded at $450 million in this bill has long been one of america's most effective tools in directly reaching citizens of other countries, demonstrating firsthand the best of american values and generating goodwill

Nita M. Lowey

1:31:47 to 1:32:08( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: for our nation around the world. just last year, peace corps volunteers helped train 148,000 teachers, health care workers, other professionals overseas. their efforts improved the lives of over two million people in developing countries, including countries that are vital to our national security interests. in recent years, the peace corps

Nita M. Lowey

1:32:09 to 1:32:29( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: has been chronically underfunded. last year, the agency was forced to cut 500 new positions. funding the peace corps at the $450 million lays the groundwork toll fulfill the president's peace corps volunteers at a responsible pace. in additn, the bill calls for

Nita M. Lowey

1:32:30 to 1:32:42( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: the g.a.o. to conduct a management review to ensure that every dollar is well spent and every vol untear's effort -- volunteer's effort well placed.

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