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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 4:22:20 to 4:26:10
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Elijah E. Cummings

4:22:17 to 4:22:37( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: is being spent as well as it can be spent. we have almost 10% unemployment rate in the country we're taxing people who are working for a living. and we're taxing them to give the money to programs like this that -- for which, again, there's no accountabili and no idea that we're going to get any -- get our money's worth

Elijah E. Cummings

4:22:20 to 4:26:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Elijah E. Cummings

4:22:38 to 4:22:59( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: out of it. i just think it's very unfair to the american public. we may need to do this kindf program. i know that the merchant marine people told me that we need better educated and trained people, but i don't think this is the right program. thank you, mr. speaker. the speake pro tempore: the time of the expired.

Elijah E. Cummings

4:23:00 to 4:23:20( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. cummings: i'm sitting here and amazed what i jus we spend amounts of money on so many things, and we are talki

Elijah E. Cummings

4:23:21 to 4:23:41( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: about many you trying to have an opportunity to be all that god meant them to be. we have an industry that's has as been arisen many times, whether we are as a country being innovative where -- are we prepar opportunities that come forth?

Elijah E. Cummings

4:23:42 to 4:24:02( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: are we sitting back and alowing them to get to a certain point? and then when they try to enter the doors that will allow them to rise up to go into the fields that they want to go into, then we say, sorry, too b all the money's gone. it's something absolutely incredibly wrong with that picture.

Elijah E. Cummings

4:24:03 to 4:24:23( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: it's very easy to come down and say the marirs don't need this money when in fact the course of the mariner's education has gone up tremendously. it's very easy to say that we don't need this when we -- the age of our folks who are in the industry is at 50, and we need

Elijah E. Cummings

4:24:24 to 4:24:44( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: to begin to bring in new p and we're constantly talking about jobs in america and making sure that our people have the opportunities that they deserve. something is wrong with the picture. when their opportunity comes up and next thing you know we take a hike on them.

Elijah E. Cummings

4:24:45 to 4:25:07( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: industry is growing. we've had a little bit of slowdown recently because of the economic situation, but anybody who knows anything about the maritime industry knows that we are going to -- that we will be increasing after this economic situation is over, and we'll be increasing to a very -- at a

Elijah E. Cummings

4:25:08 to 4:25:28( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: large extent. the gentlelady for her comments, what i will say is that th is money that needed and it is money that, as i've often said, ou are the living messages that we send to a future we will never see.

Elijah E. Cummings

4:25:29 to 4:25:49( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the question is is what message do we send to the future of our children that are unprepared, to be unprepared to take on the responsibilities that lie in front of them. must we always go overseas to get people to come to do these jobs? we're trying to educate our own, and that is what this is all about. mr. speaker, i have no other speakers.

Elijah E. Cummings

4:25:50 to 4:26:10( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: and i would assume that the gentleman would have a closing statement. i reserve the balance of my the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland reserves the balance of his time. the gentlema recognized. mr. petri: i have no further requests for time, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin yields

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