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Senate Proceeding on May 19th, 2009 :: 1:45:40 to 1:48:09
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Mary Landrieu

1:45:40 to 1:46:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: cards, but i thought i'd take a moment to come to the floor and speak about the fact that this week is small business week in america. and all over our country, we are celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses in america that

Mary Landrieu

1:45:40 to 1:48:09( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Landrieu

1:46:01 to 1:46:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: really serve our economy. just yesterday i was with administrator karen mills as she opened small business week at one of the local hotels here, where there are hundreds of small business owners receiving awards from all of our states for extraordinary work that they have done in opening, starting,

Mary Landrieu

1:46:24 to 1:46:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: building their businesses at even these challenging times. and just in a few minutes i will be joining her for lunch as we hand out awards to some of the most innovative small business in the world today. not just in america, but in the world. and it's exicting that many of these small businesses owners

Mary Landrieu

1:46:45 to 1:47:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: are here with us in washington this week. so i wanted to come to the floor to speak about our business owners, some of the challenges they're facing and acknowledge thathere will be a resolution that we're asking to be cleared this week in honor of these millions of firms.

Mary Landrieu

1:47:06 to 1:47:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: madam president, as you know, main street firms pump almost $1 trillion into our year, creating two-thirds of all new jobs and account for more than half of america's workforce. sometimes when corporations and businesses and

Mary Landrieu

1:47:27 to 1:47:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: they read the headlines about general motors or other large companies -- g.e. or other large companies, exxon, shell come to mind -- those are good examples of national and international companies. but they're not necessarily examples of where all the jobs

Mary Landrieu

1:47:48 to 1:48:08( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: are, contrary to the jobs, they're hard to see sometimes because they're in small places, neighborhoods and main streets, farm roads and on market to farm roads throughout our country. small entrepreneurs employing themselves, maybe two or three other people or themselves, or

Mary Landrieu

1:48:09 to 1:48:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: 10 or 15 other people building

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