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Senate Proceeding on Jul 22nd, 2010 :: 9:55:50 to 10:02:20
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Barbara Boxer

9:55:48 to 9:56:08( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: and we have to focus on main street. and the senator from california would like the next five minutes. the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: thank you very much, mr. president. i want to thank the senator fm louisiana, the chairman of the small business committee, for her impassioned leadership on this. and i could tell you i've worked with mary landrieu on many issues.

Barbara Boxer

9:55:50 to 10:02:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer

9:56:09 to 9:56:31( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: sometimes we're on opposite sides. i don't like those times. i like these times. and i want to thank the senator from florida for his strong support. look, here's where we are. we're coming out of the worst recession depression, and i don't sugarcoat it when i go home because everybody knows where we

Barbara Boxer

9:56:32 to 9:56:52( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: are, and i rember back to those days at the end of the bush administration when we were bleeding hundreds of thousands of jobs every single month, and at that time as we all looked at the situation, we realized who the job creators have been for the past 15 years.

Barbara Boxer

9:56:53 to 9:57:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: they have really been the small businesses. they have created 64% of the new jobs, mr. president. and so when we talk about jobs, when we talk about turning this recession around, we have got to focus on small business because they are the job creators. we

Barbara Boxer

9:57:16 to 9:57:38( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: profits return to pre-recession levels, and they are sitting on their cash and they are not hiring. and we know that small businesses are asking us to work with them so they can get credit. this is about healthy community banks being able to lend to healthy small businesses.

Barbara Boxer

9:57:39 to 9:57:59( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: this is not about and toxic investments. this is such a strong program, the small business lending prram, that the c.b.o. estimates that we will make back back $1.1 billion. as the banks and the small businesses pay back the fund. mr. president, i'm going to

Barbara Boxer

9:58:00 to 9:58:21( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: spend the rest of my time reading into the record the organizatis and the businesses who support this bill. i'd ask unanimous consent to put it all in the record, if i might. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. boxer: but i want to read some of these. the american apparel and footwear association. the american bankers association. the american international

Barbara Boxer

9:58:22 to 9:58:42( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: automobile dealers association. the arkansas community bankers. the associated builders and contractors. california independent bankers. community bankers association of alabama, georgia, illinois, kansas, ohio, iowa, washington, west virginia, the conference of state bank supervisors.

Barbara Boxer

9:58:43 to 9:59:03( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: the fashion accessory shippers association. the financial services roundtable. the florida bankers association. the governors of michigan, ohio, colorado, connecticut, illinois, massachusetts, new mexico, new york, north carolina, oregon, washington, west virginia. the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration distributors international.

Barbara Boxer

9:59:04 to 9:59:24( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: the independent bankers association of texas. of colorado, of new mexico. the independent community bankers of america, of minnesota, of south dakota. the indiana bankers association. it goes on and on. the maine association of community banks. the maryland bankers association. the massachusetts bankers.

Barbara Boxer

9:59:25 to 9:59:46( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: the michigan bankers. the missouri independent bankers. it goes on and on. the national association for the self-employed. the national association of manufacturers. the national bankers association. the textile organizations. the marine manufacturers association. the national restaurant association.

Barbara Boxer

9:59:47 to 10:00:07( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: the national r.v. retailers association. the national small business association. the nebraska independent community bankers. the pennsylvania association of community bankers. the printing industries of erica. the small business california. the small business majority. the tennessee bankers association.

Barbara Boxer

10:00:08 to 10:00:29( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: the travelers association. the virginia association of community banks. the hispanic chamber of commerce. the women impacting public policy. mr. president, this is a list that reflects america. this is a list that reflects economic activity. this is a list of organizations

Barbara Boxer

10:00:30 to 10:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: of states that are struggling to get to good times. this idea that i have to say originally came from a merkley-boxer bill, embraced by senators landrieu and cantwell and lemieux, made better as it went down the legislative road

Barbara Boxer

10:00:52 to 10:01:13( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: deserves to get 60 votes. it deserves -- it deserves to get, frankly, 100 votes. because if we're serious about jobs, mr. president, then we need to sw it with our votes. it's not enough to get on the senate floor say where are the jobs?

Barbara Boxer

10:01:14 to 10:01:35( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: this is a piece of legislation, an amendment to a very important bill th leverage $30 bill into $300 billion. that's what we're talking about. the kind of a jolt to this economy that we need. anit makes money for the taxpayers.

Barbara Boxer

10:01:36 to 10:01:56( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: so talk about a win-win, that's what this is. so i'm going to yield the floor and i'm going to say one more time to the senator from louisiana, senator landrieu, thank you for your leadership on this. thank you for your passion on this. this is about jobs, jobs,

Barbara Boxer

10:01:57 to 10:02:17( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: and anyone who votes no on this, in my say that you're for jobs. because this is a proven job creato we know small business creates the job, 64% of the jobs. they need bein access to credit. they're not getting it from big banks.

Barbara Boxer

10:02:18 to 10:02:20( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: this allows us to get it from community banks and it brings a

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