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House Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 1:24:31 to 1:29:29
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Howard Coble

1:20:25 to 1:24:31( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard Coble

Howard Coble

1:24:16 to 1:24:31( Edit History Discussion )

Howard Coble: mr. chairman, come to the exact opposite conclusion. the textile industry is a major player and will be a major player in the u.s. economy. it employs 600,000 workers nation wide and contributes

Melvin L. Watt

1:24:31 to 1:24:45( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: almost $60 billion to the national g.d.p. many lower skilled and lower paid scrobs have left he our states. but the -- jobs have left our states, but the domestic textile industry is undergoing

Melvin L. Watt

1:24:31 to 1:29:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Melvin L. Watt

Melvin L. Watt

1:24:45 to 1:24:57( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: a transformation and the textile center is helping to advance the industry to a new height, providing new, higher he paying jobs, increasing u.s. competitiveness in the process. as chairman

Melvin L. Watt

1:24:57 to 1:25:12( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: of the subcommittee on homeland security, i know about the new fabrics, new fiber protecting our first responders in new and threatening situations. the suits worn in this chamber, the next

Melvin L. Watt

1:25:12 to 1:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: generation of suspension bridges. there is a long list of products and technologies that this research consortium is going to help shape. the new textile products and processes created by this

Melvin L. Watt

1:25:27 to 1:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: research is valued at three times the federal investment to date. it is not the time to pull the rug out from under these vital projects. mr. chairman, the national textile center is needed

Melvin L. Watt

1:25:41 to 1:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: by a national industry. it is wanted and welcomed by the department of commerce. and the national textile center was requested by more members than any other project in this bill. it's a worthy

1:25:56 to 1:26:11( Edit History Discussion )

recipient of federal funding and i urge defeat of the amendment and i yield back the balance of my time. the chairman: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina rise? the gentlemen

1:26:11 to 1:26:27( Edit History Discussion )

is recognized for five minutes. >> i thank the speaker. mr. speaker, when it comes to earmarks, it is easy for me to embrace my earmark as good government and reject your earmark as wasteful. the

1:26:27 to 1:26:45( Edit History Discussion )

same token is to respect your earmarks as good government and reflect mine as wasteless pork. that probably amounts to hypocrisy, but it is nonetheless a political fact of life. now, when you

Melvin L. Watt

1:26:45 to 1:27:04( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: talk about the textile industry, mr. speaker, i become very subjectively involved. my late mama was a machine operator at a mill. she later worked for the blue bell corporation, which

Melvin L. Watt

1:27:04 to 1:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: was the president sessor to the wrangler and v.f. corporation. her job was to sew pockets on overalls. a tedious demanding job, before the days of air conditioning, i might add. so when people

Melvin L. Watt

1:27:19 to 1:27:33( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: gang up on the textile industry, they're ganging up on my mama and it bothers me. we could talk all day here, mr. speaker, from north carolina% speaker, many of my friends from north carolina,

Melvin L. Watt

1:27:33 to 1:27:43( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: we represent what was recognized as the buckle of the textile belt. it is a beleaguered industry. we don't need to be piling on at this juncture. my friend from north carolina, mr. price,

Melvin L. Watt

1:27:43 to 1:27:53( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: has already suggested the sgnificance. let me treept. the national textile -- let me repeat it. the national textile center play a critical role in helping the u.s. textile and apparel industry

Melvin L. Watt

1:27:53 to 1:28:07( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: which currently employs over 600,000 workers nationwide and contributes nearly $60 billion to the nation's gross national product on an annual basis. to compete with textile manufacturers

Melvin L. Watt

1:28:07 to 1:28:23( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: in other countries. it should also be noted, mr. speaker, that the industry is a primary supplier of employment to women and minority workers with many of these jobs located in depressed

Melvin L. Watt

1:28:23 to 1:28:34( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: rural areas as well as major inner cities. the n.t.c. has proven and provides a unique and highly effective structure maximizing fundamental research to the industrial sector. the value of new

Melvin L. Watt

1:28:34 to 1:28:50( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: textile products and processes that have been created by n.t.c. research is over $300 million. nearly three times the federal investment at n.t.c. to date. t.c. is helping to transform the

Melvin L. Watt

1:28:50 to 1:29:02( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: textile and apparel industry into a highly flexible supply chain. capable of responding to rapidly changing market demands. during calendar year 2006, 60% of t.c. -- tc-2's annual budget was supplied

Melvin L. Watt

1:29:02 to 1:29:19( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: by the private sector. tc-2 expects 65% of the funding to be provided by the private sector. to date the public sector alone in tc-2 has advanced technology advancement valued at $375 million.

Melvin L. Watt

1:29:19 to 1:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: a return of more than 400%. these programs do not specifically benefit any particular congressional district. they are an important element of our national textile industry which once

Al Green

1:29:29 to 1:29:45( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: led the world, but as has been noted is struggling to keep pace. the textile industry needs these programs and our support which has proven to be a wise investment in the past and this is why

Al Green

1:29:29 to 1:31:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Al Green

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