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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 1:16:20 to 1:18:25
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Elijah E. Cummings

1:16:16 to 1:16:37( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: i urge a rejection of this rule for this and many other reasons. i yield back. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from maine is recognized. ms. pingree: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i yield two maryland, mr. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is mr. cummings: thank you very much, madam speaker. i riseda support of the

Elijah E. Cummings

1:16:20 to 1:18:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Elijah E. Cummings

1:16:38 to 1:16:58( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: rule and the underlying bill, the jobs for main street act. as a member of the transportation and infrastructure committee and chairman of the coastuard and maritime transportation subcommittee, i have seen hundreds of thousands of jobs created through infrastructure and funding. i have seen improvements created by that funding slow the recession and help begin

Elijah E. Cummings

1:16:59 to 1:17:19( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: our recovery. however, that recovery is simply not complete. we still have far too many americans without jobs. the unemployment and food stamp extensions in this bill are ucial to help those who are in need or who have lost a job through no fault of their own.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:17:20 to 1:17:40( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: these fall lifelines can be immense to those who a suffering. for some americans who still face foreclosure, this funding can help keep them in their homes. so that thloss of their job does not result in the further devastation of an entire family. finally, the jobs we create through our work today must be

Elijah E. Cummings

1:17:41 to 1:18:02( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: open to all americans, including the minority communities who are being particularly decimated by unemployment, foreclosure, and crisis of credit. before we pass the recovery act, i requested bonding assistance allowing small and disadvantaged businesses to obtain the insurance they needed to win contracts. to become prime contractors and to hire wkers. the bonding assistance program

Elijah E. Cummings

1:18:03 to 1:18:23( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: created in that act led to much needed jobs and minority communities and so i requested further such assistance in this act. the $20 million included in this bill today will ensure that jobs created will be available to i ever american and every business and every community so they can compete on an inplaying field. i support the fair competition

Elijah E. Cummings

1:18:24 to 1:18:25( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: for government projects and the jobs that they will create.

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