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House Proceeding 12-14-09 on Dec 14th, 2009 :: 0:17:15 to 0:19:05
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David G. Reichert

0:17:11 to 0:17:31( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: i think this is a good start -- at the same time. i think this is a good start and the house ought to pass this bill and next deal with a larger bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. camp: i yiel to the distinguished member of the ways and means commtee, the gentle state. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized for two minutes.

David G. Reichert

0:17:15 to 0:19:05( Edit History Discussion )
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David G. Reichert

0:17:32 to 0:17:53( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: mr. reichert: i thank the gentleman for yielding. madam speaker, i rise today also in support of this legislation to extend our trade preference programs. trade is vital to creating jobs, growing our economy, and strengthening ties with key partners around the world. preferences are a bridge for developing countries to enter

David G. Reichert

0:17:54 to 0:18:15( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: the global market, to grow, and to achieve permanent trade relationships with america. look no further than south korea and colombiaer for great examples of preferences done right. through successful preference programs, both allies now stand ready to enter into permanent trade agreements with the united states of america.

David G. Reichert

0:18:16 to 0:18:36( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: the failure to pass pending free trade agreements like those with korea and colombia is costing america thousands of jobs and billions of dollars. president obama did recently speak about how growing exports creates jobs. i hope that congress will soon prepare these consideration. because not only do these

David G. Reichert

0:18:37 to 0:18:57( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: agreements create jobs, but partnerships and friendships, it creates cultural exchanges and the opportunities to help our friends across the global edu us. it also even affects our national security and our environment. i'm disappointed we could not

David G. Reichert

0:18:58 to 0:19:05( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: extend these preference programs beyond just one year, they are too important to our partner countries to let them expire.

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