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Senate Proceeding on Mar 17th, 2011 :: 1:46:40 to 1:48:25
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Olympia Snowe

1:46:24 to 1:46:41( Edit History Discussion )

Olympia Snowe: and job creation in this country, and that's why i think there is a broad array of organizations that are supporting this legislation because it's a testament to its history of success. so, mr. president, i yie

Mary Landrieu

1:46:40 to 1:48:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mary Landrieu

Mary Landrieu

1:46:42 to 1:47:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: floor. ms. landrieu: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator senator from louisiana is recognized. ms. landrieu: thank you, mr. president. i see that i have several colleagues on the floor, and there is another coming down to speak on an amendment. i wanted to just thank senator snowe for her explanation of some of the compromises and changes and modifications that the two of us have worked on

Mary Landrieu

1:47:03 to 1:47:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: with our committee members over the last six years to bring a bill to the floor that has bipartisan support, and i really thank her. one telling chart that i just want to put u recognize the senator from vermont who wants to s amendment, i think this is very interesting. talking about job creation and

Mary Landrieu

1:47:24 to 1:47:45( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the importance of this program. one report that looked into this program between 1985 h.r. 1995 said sbir-awarded firms added on average five times as many employees as comparable firms that did not receive sbir funding. so again, you know, this is the

Mary Landrieu

1:47:46 to 1:48:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: federal government's largest program. it really doesn't cost, amazingly, the federal government any more money because its research and development dollars that are already set aside for the purpose of development. it just makes sure that small businesses have access to these -- to these dollars.

Mary Landrieu

1:48:08 to 1:48:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and when we do provide that kind of access, which this bill does, these grants and contracts go to companies that not only produce great technology but hire workers. so i wanted just to put that into the record. i have other things to put into the record as well, but i do see senator sanders, the senator

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