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House Proceeding on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 0:33:35 to 0:35:10
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Nydia M. Velazquez

0:33:29 to 0:33:49( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: pursuant to the rule, the gentlelady from new york, ms. velazquez, and the gentleman from missouri, mr. graves, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. ms. velazquez: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill consideration.

Nydia M. Velazquez

0:33:35 to 0:35:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nydia M. Velazquez

Nydia M. Velazquez

0:33:50 to 0:34:11( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. velazquez: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may nsume. the speaker pro tempore: jade. -- the gentlelady is recognized. ms. velazquez: the bill before us will extend the small business investment until the end of january. this will allow small businesses to grow using the services of the s.b.a. while the house and the senate

Nydia M. Velazquez

0:34:12 to 0:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: continue our work to comprehensively re-authorize the small business administration. already this year we have made important progress toward re-authoring the s.b.a. in may, the house passed legislation re-authorizing the agency's entrepreneurial development program. in july we approved the measure to update the small business

Nydia M. Velazquez

0:34:34 to 0:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: innovation research initiative. and later this week, the house will consider h.r. 3854, a bill to comprehensively update the s.b.a.'s capital access initiative. passing the bill before us today will let us complete our work on these measures and conference them with our counterparts in the senate.

Nydia M. Velazquez

0:34:56 to 0:35:11( Edit History Discussion )

Nydia M. Velazquez: the s.b.a. clearly needs to be modernized in order to meet today's challenges. i look forward to sending legislation to the president's desk that will bring all of these various initiatives up to date. in the meantime, this bill offers the appropriate amount of time to continue our work

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