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House Proceeding 12-14-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 1:17:35 to 1:24:40
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:17:31 to 1:17:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: points and i would like at that point for representative ellison from mi brief discussion. representative jackson lee from texas. ms. jackson lee: thank you very much to the distinguished congresswoman from ohio. i'm delighted to join the chair woman of t congressional black

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:17:35 to 1:24:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:17:55 to 1:18:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: caucus who have been superb on gathering us together on what is an enormous cris. i'm going to take the liberty of mixing a number of issues that i think are crucial to the topi that addresses this question dealing with homelessness and hunger and joblessness.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:18:16 to 1:18:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: so i want to let the american people know congressional black caucus set out its multipoint plan, a letter that was sent to president obama, interestingly enough, the broadness of our concepts dealt with the most deprived and devastated communities.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:18:37 to 1:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: tho communities are american indians, nativamericans, t communities are hispanics, latinos, women, and i evidence this in the "washington post," this was referred in our recent meal, and since they have been publicly

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:19:02 to 1:19:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: noted of christina cox and talks about another family wright-mitchell and these are children who are suering because parents don't have work. christina cox is noted. and the quotehat is most potent says, this picture is emerging as the problem has

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:19:23 to 1:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: become more widespread. with the economy facilitiering, the number of youngsters living in homes without enough food soared to nearly 17 million. if we imagine that 17 million children are going to bed, waking up or going to school

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:19:46 to 1:20:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: hungry because these bread winners, single parents, have no jobs. so my message today is that this is not a, if you w opportunity to do good legislative work. this is a crisis of insurmountable definition.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:20:10 to 1:20:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: this is at a pi must be no focusing on the necessities of getting work. let me point out ings that are interwould he haven in this circumstance and what calls for immediate action. my focus has been i and i have a unique perspective

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:20:31 to 1:20:52( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: to work with those who may be on unemoymen leave them alone? unemployment is at different levels. if you happen to be a person who had part-time jobs, you know the level of your unemployment. what i would like to do, to get those people out of those jobs, one job after another, and put them in training where they kee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:20:53 to 1:21:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: them in unemployment so food can be bought and come out on the other end, one, they have been kept out of the employment lines for a year, and come out as a nurse's aide or technician to get them eligible, this is imperative. this weekend, i met with a

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:21:15 to 1:21:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: nonprofit that has $22 million in weatherization dollars. i gathered small businesses who never heard of the opportunity for weather create jobs. we have the general services administration and it's important to know it is the complexity of getting jobs. they have lists. i believe

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:21:37 to 1:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: should be the great job maker and therefore, we should make easy the ability for small business to access opportunity. i want to see legislation that demystifies the g.s.a. lists and tells the federal government they have a way to present jobs to america, which is on the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:21:58 to 1:22:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: wsite. if you have a job fair and don't bring anybody to hire someone on the spot. they tell you to go to the web site. some people who are homeless, people don't have access to the web site. these are simple and add striff -- administrative changes.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:22:20 to 1:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: one of the things in the meeting that i had over the weekend on weatherization and i know they meant well. they came to the meeting and we had a pre-meeting and 50 people were in the room and they sai here is the criteria, your bank ac flourishing. they said you must have the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:22:42 to 1:23:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: department of energy experience, congressman payne and already had that experience. d.o.e., they thought was the department of education. no disrespect to them, they said, you must have past experience. weatherization, these dollars are to build capacity. these dollars are to get small

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:23:03 to 1:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: businesses so they kl build capacity and they can become weatherers in the future. we need to eliminate these barriers of being able to work under federal dollars. don't tell them they have to have department of energy experience. do they have enough money to pay workers.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:23:26 to 1:23:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: of simplifying. yield to the gentleman on these two points, if i might. this idea of giving money to states is an abomination. those of us who have diversity see that money going and never see it again in the hands of our constituents.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:23:47 to 1:24:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: that and i know we are on jobs, but let me tell you this issue, as i yield to the gentleman, we now have a health care bill that is making its way to the senate. in that bill, there is a provision about promoting jobs in the health profession, scholarships for doctors and nurses and physician assistants.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:24:08 to 1:24:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: i want to ask the question, how much longer do we have to wait for the distinguished senator from connecticut to block health care over and over again and block jobs? and so i'm calling today for reconciliation. if that is a procedure that can get us moving so people can have jobs and good health care, i believe they are intertwined

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:24:30 to 1:24:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: together. this is a time for a fight, a real fight. and iould be happy to engage the gentleman from minnesota on some of the very points that he has raised and i'm delighted to be part of his legislation,

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