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Senate Proceeding on Jul 22nd, 2010 :: 9:31:20 to 9:32:59
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Amy Klobuchar

9:31:16 to 9:31:38( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: they need and we have to fight? i see the senator from minnesota minnesota. she's got a very important part of this amendment and i'd like to turn the floor over to her. ms. klobuchar: thank you very much, mr. president. thank you, senator landrieu, for your great leadership on this bill. what i've heard over and over again from small businesses in my state is they want to know how come wall street's doing

Amy Klobuchar

9:31:20 to 9:32:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

9:31:39 to 9:32:00( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: okay right now and they're still struggling. someone once said, it's like wall street got a cold and main street got pneumonia. they're still having trouble. yet 65% of the jobs in this country, they come from small businesses. when i look at the big businesses in minnesota like medtronic,t started as a little bit in a garage. mayo clinic started as three

Amy Klobuchar

9:32:01 to 9:32:21( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: doctors together. big businesses start at small businesses and we need to help them. so i support all the work that's done with getting the credit out there. i did want to note the important part of this amendment that was put together by myself and senator lemieux to help with exports. 95% -- 95% -- of the customers for this country right now are

Amy Klobuchar

9:32:22 to 9:32:43( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: outside of our borders and 30% of small businesses say, you know, if we could export, we'd love to do it, we just d't have the people that speak the language that work for us. we only have five employees. or we don't have the context to start exporting our goods to turkey. we don't have a full-time trades person. so having some help for them so they can go talk to people at the commerce department to

Amy Klobuchar

9:32:44 to 9:32:59( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: gure out if these are real customers, simply get on the computer and call the embassies. those embassies should be there, not just for big business. they should be the embassies for small and medium business too. so we're really hopeful. this is a bipartisan amendment, a lot of support. it's going to help jobs in america.

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