|00:00:00||MANY OF OUR DOLLARS TO SEND THE EXPERTISE AND SKILL WE WAS IN CONTRACTORS AND WORKERS IN LABORERS TO WORK WITH THE LABOR IN THE HAITIAN PEOPLE TOND TO THE REBUILD THEIR COUNTRY.|
|00:00:11||I WANT TO COMMEND MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE FOR WORKING WITH ME ON THIS.|
|00:00:15||WE ARE CLOSE TO HAVING LEGISLATION DONE.|
|00:00:18||MS. WATERS I SPOKE TO YOU TODAY, WE WILL BE GETTING THAT TO ALL OF YOU TO INTRODUCE, HOPEFULLY WE BRING IT UP IN COMMITTEE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO START IMPLEMENTING AMERICAN MANPOWER AND RESOURCES AND TO BENEFIT THOSE AMERICANS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK.|
|00:00:32||I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.|
|00:00:34||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES.|
|00:00:36||THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK IS RECOGNIZED.|
|00:00:40||MR. MEEKS: HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE?|
|00:00:43||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN HAS 7 1/2 MINUTES REMAINING.|
|00:00:50||THAT IS NOT INCLUDING YOUR FOUR MINUTES.|
Mr. GARY G. MILLER of California. Mr. Meeks, I would be happy to yield 4 minutes of our time to you because I see you have numerous speakers, and I think you could probably utilize that time in additional speaking.
I yield myself 1 minute at this point in time.
As I have spoken to my good friends, Mr. Green, Mr. Meeks and Ms. Waters, about introducing legislation to [Page: H1292] help employ American workers in Haiti, we are going to be giving--and other groups are giving--tremendous amounts of money to Haitians and to the Haitian Government to basically rebuild. We all believe that it is important, with the amount of American workers, especially construction industries, that we have that are unemployed, to utilize many of our dollars to send the expertise and skills we have in contractors and workers and laborers from the United States to work with the labor and the Haitian people to rebuild their country.
I want to commend my colleagues on the other side of the aisle for working with me on this. We are close to having legislation done. Ms. Waters, I spoke to you today, and we will be getting that to all of you to review before I introduce it. Hopefully we can bring this up in committee within a couple of weeks to start implementing American manpower and resources to help the Haitian people, and also, at the same time, to benefit those Americans that are out of work.
I reserve the balance of my time.