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Senate Proceeding on Jun 13th, 2011 :: 1:21:55 to 1:24:54
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John Boozman

1:21:35 to 1:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: will call the a senator: mr. president? mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. boozman: thank you, mr. president. the latest unemployment numbers

John Boozman

1:21:55 to 1:24:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

1:21:58 to 1:22:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: represent that more than 7.7% of arkansans are unemployed. this is higher than when the so-called stimulus passed that president obama and senate majority leader reid promised would produce jobs for the hardworking americans. although this rate is below the national average, the numbers show that out-of-work arkansans

John Boozman

1:22:19 to 1:22:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: continue to struggle to find gainful employment. what's more alarming is that the president and the majority here in the senate are resisting real change and insisting on more of the same borrow, spend, and tax policies that have given us record unemployment and a sluggish economy.

John Boozman

1:22:40 to 1:23:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: in november, americans gave a clear sign that job creation needs to be a priority. unfortunately, the senate majority and president obama have failed to prove this at the top of the agenda. time and time again, the senate and our president add to the uncertainty that is stifling job

John Boozman

1:23:01 to 1:23:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: creation. commonsense legislation that would create the conditions for job growth is not brought to the floor. it's not because the senate has more pressing issues. there's no excuse as to why this chamber avoids voting on legislative and policy items that will provide real relief

John Boozman

1:23:23 to 1:23:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: for the unemployed, such as the stalled free trade agreements. as news reports have pointed out over the past several weeks, the business in this body is progressing at an historically slow pace. as "the washington post" reported last week, quorum calls are take up about a third of its

John Boozman

1:23:45 to 1:24:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: time since january, according to the c-span statistics. americans are tierdz of the games -- tired of the games. they need jobs and it is our duty to help. linda from mountain home, arkansas, recently wrote to me asking the same-sex marriage thing that millions of -- the same thing that millions of americans want to know: where are the jobs?

John Boozman

1:24:07 to 1:24:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: she continued her e-mail asking what legislation that republicans introduce that will stimulate the economy and create jobs. i want to thank linda for her letter and let her know that my colleagues and i are on the side of the american worker and that it is evident by the legislation we've offered. these practical free-market ideas will put americans back to

John Boozman

1:24:28 to 1:24:48( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: work and like the millions of americans that are looking for a job, we're anxious to vote on them and approve these measures. in february, we introduced the reins act of women a proud cosponsor. too often federal agencies overstep their boundaries and enact expensive mandates that

John Boozman

1:24:49 to 1:24:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: strangle investment and job creation without congressional approval.

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