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Senate Proceeding on Jul 22nd, 2010 :: 10:19:00 to 10:21:20
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Amy Klobuchar

10:19:00 to 10:19:20( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: i know members want to leave. i'm not holding up the vote. we're ready to go to the vote at any time, but we don't have any agreement to go to the vote. ms. klobuchar: thank you to the senator from louisiana, mr. president. i thank you for including a piece of this bill on exports. we have waited so long to include something. this is something that came out of the commerce committee, so i really appreciate the small

Amy Klobuchar

10:19:00 to 10:21:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

10:19:21 to 10:19:41( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: business committee being willing to put this amendment in there, bipartisan amendment, went through the commerce committee unanimously with the sole focus of helping small and medium-size businesses, people that don't have the resources that when they want to send their products -- 30% of them say they

Amy Klobuchar

10:19:42 to 10:20:03( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: want to export and they look at the world and it looks like one of those ancient maps where you don't s all the countries. they d kazakhstan, someone in turkey, someone in morocco. yet, someone there wants their product. the whole idea here, mr. president, was to have some resources, some tools so that they can access those markets, because we all know if we're

Amy Klobuchar

10:20:04 to 10:20:24( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: going to get out of this economic slump, that we can do some of it by selling products in the united states, but a lot of it has to do with us selling our products abroad. because we've got to become a country again that makes stuff, that thinks again, that sends things to other countries, that creates jobs in america. so you turn over something, you go in a store and it says "made

Amy Klobuchar

10:20:25 to 10:20:45( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: in the u.s.a." theay we do that is by selling things in our own country, but also selling things to all those customers, all those millions and millions of customers that are starting to get buying power in other countries. it shouldn't just be for the big businesses. the small and medium-size businesses should be able to access tse markets as well. that is why this amendment is so

Amy Klobuchar

10:20:46 to 10:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: incredibly important. an amendme that came through, this piece of it, unanimously through the commerce committee. it boggles my mind that anyone would be voting against it. thank you, mr. president.

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