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House Proceeding on Sep 4th, 2007 :: 0:36:10 to 0:39:35
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Steve Chabot

0:34:09 to 0:36:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Chabot

Steve Chabot

0:35:58 to 0:36:10( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Chabot: original co-sponsors, the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. sestak, who is also the vice chair of the small business committee, as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the

Joe Sestak

0:36:10 to 0:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: gentleman is recognized. mr. sestak: thank you. mr. chairman, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. sestak: thank you, mr. speaker.

Joe Sestak

0:36:10 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Sestak

Joe Sestak

0:36:22 to 0:36:36( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: thank you, madam chairwoman, and ranking member, i very much appreciate your support on this bill. i rise to speak highly of it in particularly with my colleague, mr. john hall, who is also

Joe Sestak

0:36:36 to 0:36:47( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: an original co-sponsor. i believe this bill has a lot to do with enhancing global competitiveness of american small businesses. in fact, in may i held an economic summit in my district. in partnership

Joe Sestak

0:36:47 to 0:36:59( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: with the u.s. export assistae center in philadelphia. the day's program aimed to provide business owners with information about the resources and services provided by the local, state, and

Joe Sestak

0:36:59 to 0:37:09( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: federal government. the panels that day particularly focused on how to help local small businesses export their products to foreign markets. as well as on how firms interested in expanding

Joe Sestak

0:37:09 to 0:37:22( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: their businesses overseas could have obtained trade financing. i was extremely encouraged by the number of small business owners interested in expanding their business into overseas markets

Joe Sestak

0:37:22 to 0:37:34( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: during this summit. however, this should come as no surprise since small businesses make up 97% of all exporters and have contributed greatly to the growth of exports overseas. there is promise in

Joe Sestak

0:37:34 to 0:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: the ex-- economic impact of trade amongng small businesses. for example, with assistance from the philadelphia export assistance center, nelson kellerman, a small business in my district that

Joe Sestak

0:37:47 to 0:37:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: designs and manufacturers waterproof electronics for the use in the rowingtry works with trade specialists to expand globally. since 2001 has signed nine dealer agreements in germany and

Joe Sestak

0:37:57 to 0:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: successfully sold products in southeast asia, europe, central america, and the middle east. the firm continues to utilize the export assistance center for business counseling and guidance

Joe Sestak

0:38:11 to 0:38:22( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: to further expand their business overseas. however, i also saw during my district's economic summit that small exporters also face numerous challenges such as the higher transaction cost than

Joe Sestak

0:38:22 to 0:38:33( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: they do big business. they assume greater risk than larger exporters and they experience burdensome custom requirements which limit their access to foreign markets impeding small firms from maximizing

Joe Sestak

0:38:33 to 0:38:45( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: their full potential to expand their enterprises. this legislation not only addresses the need for a focus on assisting in overseas trading by calling for an annual trade strategy to increase

Joe Sestak

0:38:45 to 0:38:56( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: exports, but also, mr. speaker, also enhances the level of export assistance by increasing access to capital and establishing programs for trade adjustment assistance to help small firms adjust to

Joe Sestak

0:38:56 to 0:39:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: ever changing global economic conditions and demands. i believe the small business administration trade act is a comprehensive sclagse that -- legislation that is critical to the economic security

Joe Sestak

0:39:06 to 0:39:16( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: of our nation and urge my colleagues to support this legislation. mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio. mr. chabot: i continue to

Joe Sestak

0:39:16 to 0:39:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: reserve, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. velazquez: mr. speaker, i yield to the gentlelady from ohio, ms. sutton, as much time as she may consume. the

Joe Sestak

0:39:23 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from ohio is recognized. ms. sutton: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and ev extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection,

Betty Sue Sutton

0:39:35 to 0:39:47( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: so ordered. ms. sutton: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of h.r. 2992, the s.b.a. trade programs act. i want to thank congressman hall for introducing this important bill and for his continued

Betty Sue Sutton

0:39:35 to 0:42:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Betty Sue Sutton

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