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Senate Proceeding on May 18th, 2011 :: 4:58:40 to 5:00:30
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Sherrod Brown

4:58:24 to 4:58:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: yield back.,,,, mr. brown: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from ohio. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. i appreciate the sen from virginia wh speak, and i just will be brief. i wanted to applaud the president today on his comments, his comments and then there were the administration's comments,

Sherrod Brown

4:58:40 to 5:00:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

4:58:46 to 4:59:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: especially trade ambassador kirk and president's top economic advisor. they have made it clear that we will not submit the three free trade agreements, one with colombia, one with panama, one with south korea, until legislation has come to their desk to take care of of trade adjustment assistance.

Sherrod Brown

4:59:07 to 4:59:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: this congress, because of some objections from the other side of the aisle, allowed the trade adjustment assistance language to expire in february. that simply means that many workers who lost their jobs because agreements -- or lost their jobs because of trade, not necessarily with countries we had trade agreements, were going

Sherrod Brown

4:59:28 to 4:59:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: to get some assistance -- they lost their jobs through no doing of their own. they are going to get some assistance so they can in fact get some assistance for retraining so they can go back to work. losing their jobs had everything to do with what happens in other ways, nothing to do with their job performance or even their company's job performance. so the president made the right decision by saying we're not going to move forward on these

Sherrod Brown

4:59:50 to 5:00:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: free trade agreements. i don't much like these agreements, but that's not the point. we're not going to move forward until we have done trade to help these workers who have lost jobs. second, we need to make sure as senator casey and i have said on the floor before that the health coverage tax credit is also renewed. that matters to continue the health coverage of many wor

Sherrod Brown

5:00:11 to 5:00:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: and third, that senator wyden's work, senator stabenow and senator mccaskill will work on trade enforcement, making sure these trade rules and trade laws that are in effect will actually be in force so that we can protect american jobs. when we agreements, it's always cost us jobs. it's about time we take communities and workers that suffer from it.

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