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House Proceeding 12-16-09 on Dec 16th, 2009 :: 0:24:30 to 0:26:20
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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:24:16 to 0:24:37( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: mr. lewis: i recognize the gentleman f two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gen recognized for two minutes. . mr. fraying: since the start of this recession in 2007 6.9 million people have lost their jobs. a third of those without jobs have been unemployed for more than six months.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:24:30 to 0:26:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:24:38 to 0:24:58( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: that a post-world war ii high. clearly congress needs to find a way to spur private sector job creation. a bipartisan way not one rammed through without public hearings. mr. chairman, a famous son of new jersey once said, and that's yogi berra, it's deja vu all over again.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:24:59 to 0:25:19( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: congress and the president acted in february a trillion dollar stimulus package with the promise of its shovel ready spend would go prevent unemployment from exceeding 8%. while the nation's official unemployment is about 10%, the real unemployment and underemployment now excds 17%.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:25:20 to 0:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: yet the majority suggests we double down on spending borrowed dollars in many of the same areas touched by the first stimulus. for example, only 7% of the $2 billion in the stimulus bill for the army corps o engineers, civil construction has been spent. yet this bill adds another $750 million. only 8% of the $1.billion for

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:25:42 to 0:26:03( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: the stimulus for the bureau of reclamation water projects has been spent. this legislation includes another $100 million. the stimulus contains $4 billion for energy innovation loans, just 10% has been spent since january. let's make sure to approve another billion dollars. of the $36 billion the department of energy's been

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:26:04 to 0:26:20( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: given, about $955 million has been spent and only 17.5 billion has been if this wasn't bad enough, where's the funding coming from? it's coming from the tarp program. troubled assets relief program. that money when it's paid back

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