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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:19:10 to 0:23:05
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George Miller

0:19:07 to 0:19:27( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: rules and regulations and the banking bill which is going to crunch credit all over america and yield back. this is not the right thing to the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized. mr. obey: i yield three minutes to mr. miller, chairman o

George Miller

0:19:10 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: George Miller

George Miller

0:19:28 to 0:19:48( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: education and labor committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for three minutes. mr. miller: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for all of his work on this legislation. today, the congress has the opportunity to continue the effort to rebuild the american economy. we have made significant progress since january when more than 600,000 people were losing their jobs.

George Miller

0:19:49 to 0:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: last month, 11,000. dramatic improvement. in november a year ago, it was over 700,000 people were losing their jobs. i don't know what the figure has to be before the republicans decide they ought to help americans keep their jobs, find new jobs and get a job so they can support their families. the fact is, the recovery act,

George Miller

0:20:12 to 0:20:32( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: which they want to continue to lampoon and every day, more and more fiscal analysts in this country are telling us that the recovery act is the reason that we have moved from a negave g.d.p. to a positive g.d.p. and the reason we have created more than 1.6 million jobs. those aren't our words but words

George Miller

0:20:33 to 0:20:53( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: of the people in the private sector talking about this market. what are they warning us about now? not just tra dirk jobs. and this comes from private analysts, whether or not local government, there is up to $300 billion under water because of the economy, recession and loss

George Miller

0:20:54 to 0:21:14( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: of receipts in revenues, whether or not they can create a wave of unemployment that will swamp the goodews that is taking place and we hope will get better, but it can overwhelm the positive job numbers that we're starting to see and create that. it also means that once again we can see -- and with this

George Miller

0:21:15 to 0:21:36( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: legislation, prevent that wave of layoffs ineachers and fire people and police and first responders, because we know that's about keeping our communities healthy and safe and to make sure that our kids do not become the victims of this economy because of the layoffs, the shorter school days, the larger classes that are taking

George Miller

0:21:37 to 0:21:59( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: place, the shorter school years. the states are struggling with this. we know that for the private sector, if you look around what's taking place, the leaders in the private sector decided in this kind of economy, this is when you want to invest in your future and that's what we are doing. we are investing in the future of our children, young people going to college, creating

George Miller

0:22:00 to 0:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: additional spots to get into community colleges and have job training, have teachers and decent class sizes. that's what this legislation is about. trying to hold on to job opportunities for the american family and make sure that children do not lose a year of educational opportunity and do not slide back from the progress we're seeing all across this

George Miller

0:22:21 to 0:22:43( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: country as the test scores are getting better and proficiency is getting better among fourth graders and eighth gaders. this recession can wreck it all. we have seen all across the country, texas lay off 15% of its teachers. dearborn, michigan laid off teachers.

George Miller

0:22:44 to 0:23:04( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: you can stop that from happening. you can stop that from happening by voting for this legislation. this is about our future and this is about a jobs program that is paid for. this is about taking the money that was dedicated toward working on wall street and making sure it works for main street. this is your opportunity so you can

George Miller

0:23:05 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: everything you could to try to

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