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House Proceeding on Jul 31st, 2009 :: 3:19:55 to 3:22:20
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Fred Upton

3:19:52 to 3:20:12( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: votes no on this is saying no to an important boost to our economy at a critical time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. lewis: mr. chairman, i am proud to yield two minutes to t bipartisan auto caucus, the gentleman from michigan. the speaker pro tempore: the geleman from michigan is recognized for two minutes.

Fred Upton

3:19:55 to 3:22:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Fred Upton

Fred Upton

3:20:13 to 3:20:34( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: >> i thank my friend from california. i'm from this great state of michigan where our unemployment is sadly at 15.2%. almost twice the national average. last night we learned from the national association of auto dealers that in fact this program in three days has brought about almost a quarter of a million new car sales in

Fred Upton

3:20:35 to 3:20:55( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: just those three days yet the cash is going to run out literally in the next couple of days without an infusion. it's important that we're not taking new money, this is existing money. this bill moves existing money into other accounts so it will not add to this year deficit. but it is going to run out without this legislation.

Fred Upton

3:20:56 to 3:21:16( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: here is today's "usa today," full page ad by chrysler, dodge, jeep, $4,500 if you bring in dollars back, if you purchase a new vehicle, bring in your old one. a lot of our auto dealers can do it. wheth it's the big three or the transplants, too.

Fred Upton

3:21:17 to 3:21:38( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: nationwide one in 10 jobs are auto related. in michigan it's about one in four, one in five jobs. auto sales, the last three years -- auto sales the last three years have declined by nearly 50%. 16 other countries have done this. whether it be germany, south korea, even slovakia has done this. and in all of those 16

Fred Upton

3:21:39 to 3:21:59( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: countries, car sales have come back. this country has lost one in five manufacturingobs in the last 16 months. if we want to keep jobs here in this country, bring back some of those that we have lost, obviously it's got to be in the auto sector where one in 10 jobs are auto related.

Fred Upton

3:22:00 to 3:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: this bill sends those dominoes the other way. it brings people back in the showroom, we've demonstrated that just this week. it brings back the call orders, we've heard in a number of dealers across michigan that they're running out of cars. guess what they're going to do? they're going to order them back and that's going to bring people back to work. wouldn't you rather have -- let

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