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Senate Proceeding on May 4th, 2011 :: 1:15:25 to 1:16:50
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Tom Harkin

1:15:21 to 1:15:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: reach out to democrats in this chamber, in the house, working with the administration, to actually get this done. we need to get the american economy back on track. and as i just heard you talk about trade, we talk about that earlier, but as was said earlier, we need to increase exports. because exports equals jobs.

Tom Harkin

1:15:25 to 1:16:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin

1:15:42 to 1:16:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: if you look at these three pending trade agreements that the administration has yet to send up to the united states congress, and we can't move until they do that they would create 250,000 to 300,000 jobs -- 300,000 jobs. it would help our farmers,

Tom Harkin

1:16:03 to 1:16:24( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: workers in these three instances. we need to private president with the authority to knock down more barriers by giving him trade promotion authority. i call on the trade administration to send us those agreement, free those agreements up. allow us here in america to create more jobs by expanding our exports, by leveling this playing field between these

Tom Harkin

1:16:25 to 1:16:45( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: three countries, panama, korea, colombia, and then let's get busy on having the united states engaged on international trade, expanding exports and creating jobs. let me repeat the seven core areas. we do need to focus on the fiscal situation as we talked about to help the economy. our tax code needs to be

Tom Harkin

1:16:46 to 1:16:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Harkin: reformed to create economic growth. we can do that. we know there's a way to do p it

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