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Senate Proceeding on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 2:22:40 to 2:26:55
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Barbara Boxer

2:22:40 to 2:26:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer

2:23:47 to 2:24:07( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: $3 to the local economy. youth jobs programs also help disadvantaged young adults become active members of their communities. the many local workforce investment groups in my state of california not only provide disadvantaged young adults with short-term employment, they also offer job training and mentoring programs, help them advance

Barbara Boxer

2:24:08 to 2:24:28( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: their careers with educational opportunities and teach critical life skills. we also know that right now there are not -- there's not enough work opportunities for teens and young adults. mr. president, the unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year olds is above 25%. for 16- to 19-year-old

Barbara Boxer

2:24:29 to 2:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: african-americans the unemployment rate is nearly 50%. kwraoegt jobs programs -- youth jobs programs help keep our kids off the streets, which is important to all of our communities. and i just want to highlight one of the many recovery act youth jobs success stories in california. the classer herald reports that

Barbara Boxer

2:24:50 to 2:25:11( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: last summer the golden sierra workforce board worked with 23 disadvantaged teens in rockland, california, to construct a permanent storage facility at a local high school. participants helped design the facility using computer design technologies. they built the main frame, they painted and dry walled.

Barbara Boxer

2:25:12 to 2:25:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: they installed solar lighting. without recovery act youth job funds, this program wouldn't have been possible. and i'd ask unanimous consent to place in the record an article from the "rockland, california herald." it's a wonderful story about the high school students taking on this building project.

Barbara Boxer

2:25:33 to 2:25:54( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. boxer: so this amendment is very important. and as our economy continues to recovery, we all know that jobs are lagging, and we need to do all we can to try and replicate what happened in rockland, california. when you give a young person opportunity, a job opportunity, i think it stays with them the rest of their lives.

Barbara Boxer

2:25:55 to 2:26:18( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: i remember the jobs i held when i was a teenager. it really gave me a sense of self, that i could help the company i was working for. and i did many different jobs as a youngster in the summer, and i was very fortunate to have that experience that i later brought to other jobs later in my career. so this amendment will create up

Barbara Boxer

2:26:19 to 2:26:40( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: to 500,000 summer jobs, and it will strengthen local economies. so i really do thank senators murray and the other cosponsors here in the senate. i also, in closing, want to acknowledge congresswoman barbara lee and the congressional black caucus who were leading the fight in the house to support critical programs for our disadvantaged

Barbara Boxer

2:26:41 to 2:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: young people. when i talked to congresswoman lee, she said, bar pwrarbgs can you do -- barbara, can you do something in the senate, i remembered that senator murray had this bill. and i called senator murray, and we have this amendment here.

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