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House Proceeding 09-22-09 on Sep 22nd, 2009 :: 2:02:40 to 2:04:15
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Jim McDermott

2:02:36 to 2:02:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: where jobs are the hardest to find, promoting job growth should be our number one priority. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington, mr. mcdermott is recognized. mr. mcdermott: i want to begin by thanking the minority on the committee, the subcommitte for being supportive of bringing this bill out here.

Jim McDermott

2:02:40 to 2:04:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

2:02:58 to 2:03:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: we did not go through some of the usual procedures, we brought it out straight to the floor. i think that their cooperation should be recognized, because it is a reflection of the fact that everybody this house cares about the american people. we all want people to have a job and we want them to have some way to sustain themselves

Jim McDermott

2:03:19 to 2:03:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: until this economy begins to open up again. one of the interesting things about period in our economic history that's been pointed out by some economists, there have been three real recessions. one was 19 306789 -- was 1930. in in that recessionmark

Jim McDermott

2:03:40 to 2:04:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: workers never returned to the work they did before. rather than going back to the farms, they went, they moved to the cities and that was a major shift in what's happening. in the 1980 recession, many workers were able to go back to the work they'd done before. the question that our country faces right now , will we be

Jim McDermott

2:04:02 to 2:04:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: able to go back to what we had before, or will we create a new economy. i think that this bill will give us a chance to get the industries, the new industry the green industries and so

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