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Senate Proceeding on Apr 6th, 2011 :: 9:20:40 to 9:22:10
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Benjamin L. Cardin

9:20:37 to 9:20:58( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: landrieu for her extraordinary work and patience. you give us credit, we give you credit for the patience on the manner on which this bill is considered. this is important not just to the small business community, but to our economy. we are talking about providing the wherewithal for providing innovation in america. small business will provide the

Benjamin L. Cardin

9:20:40 to 9:22:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Benjamin L. Cardin

9:20:59 to 9:21:20( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: largest job growth, but this bill gives them some degree of predictability on getting the types of resources so they can innovate. so i really do applaud you and i'm proud to be part of the committee and this is a very bipartisan bill and i thank you. and i thank you for acome daight the amendment that you were very helpful in getting passed

Benjamin L. Cardin

9:21:21 to 9:21:41( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: initially along with senator snowe that increases the size of the surety bonds from two million to five million, which really makes the difference for a small construction company being able to get government pro procurements. it's worked much more successfully than we thought when we first put the increase in effect.

Benjamin L. Cardin

9:21:42 to 9:22:02( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: we've actually had a lot more contracts than we thought when we originally suggested this. and i am pleased to tell you it has no score as far as costs. there's no taxpayer costs. this really is a win-win situation to help small businesses to be able to get the type of construction work adding to our economy and job growth.

Benjamin L. Cardin

9:22:03 to 9:22:10( Edit History Discussion )

Benjamin L. Cardin: and i look forward to talking about this tomorrow and hopefully we'll be able to get a vote. and i, again, thank you for your attention. with that, mr. president, i

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