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House Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2007 :: 6:53:35 to 6:56:41
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Rosa L. DeLauro

6:53:22 to 6:53:35( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: from illinois, mr. jackson. the chairman: the gentleman from illinois is recognized for three minutes. mr. jackson: let me first begin by congratulating the hardest working member of the congress,

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:53:35 to 6:53:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: chairwoman rosa delauro, for this outstanding bill. as a member of the agriculture subcommittee, i rise in support of h.r. 3161, the agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration,

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:53:35 to 6:56:41( Edit History Discussion )
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:53:48 to 6:54:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and related agencies appropriations bill. again, i want to congratulate chairwoman delauro and the subcommittee staff for the product here before us today. i also want to thank ranking member kingston

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:54:00 to 6:54:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and the minority subcommittee staff for working with us. over the past eight months i've learned a lot about agriculture policy. when asked why i serve on this subcommittee considering my largely

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:54:13 to 6:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: urban and suburban district, i quickly respond by saying, this bill touches the lives of 647,000 residents of the second district of nd illinois. we all eat, we all want safe food and we all

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:54:25 to 6:54:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: want safe medicines. but the recent passage of the farm, nutrition and bioenergy act of 2007, our nation's agriculture policy and spending reflects our growing investments, not only in rural

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:54:36 to 6:54:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: development and commodity programs but in nutrition, conservation and renewable energy. we want to continue to spport our farmers, as well as feed the hungry, protect our nation's food supply

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:54:47 to 6:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and invest in research. one out of five americans at some point in time in their lives will participate in at least one domestic food assistance program. our nutrition program serves as the

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:55:00 to 6:55:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: first line of defense against combating hunger, by helping low-income families purchase food. this bill illustrates congress' commitment to protecting our country's most vulnerable populations. it accomplishes

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:55:13 to 6:55:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: the following -- it increases the food stamp program by $1.7 billion and creates a $3 billion contingency reserve which helps feed over 26 million people annually. it restores the president's

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:55:32 to 6:55:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: proposed cuts to the commodity supplemental food program and feeds over 475,000 people monthly by adding five new states. it restores state grants to help administrator food programs.

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:55:45 to 6:56:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: it restores the food program that provides up to two meals a day to children under the age of 18 during the summer. this bill addresses a wide variety of needs ranging from increased grants

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:56:00 to 6:56:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and loans to rural communities to fully funding the usda food safety and inspection services. the provisions reflect our priorities, reinforcing our commitment to feed the hungry, to house the needy

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:56:16 to 6:56:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: and to protect us all. i recommend my colleagues to vote against any amendments to cut this program. i strongly urge them to vote yes. i yield back the balance of my time. the chairmanthe gentleman

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

6:56:27 to 6:56:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from georgia. the gentleman reserves. ms. delauro: let me ask how much time remains on both sides. the chairman: the gentlewoman from connecticut

Rosa L. DeLauro

6:56:41 to 6:56:52( Edit History Discussion )

Rosa L. DeLauro: has 14 1/2 minutes remaining. the gentleman from georgia has 17 minutes remaining. delauro reserve the balance of my time. i have -- i don't have -- ms. delauro: i reserve the balance

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