from south g in carolina, democrats' line, danny, go ahead. danny? caller: yes, hello. air, pleasee on the go ahead. i'm a i'm talking to -- democrat all the way. need a -- higher a person going to $7.25.n should be $12. $15. some don't want to get it to $12. that's why i never vote for for no reason. they don't care nothing about the poor people. thank you. guest: the minimum wage is in my view one of the old chestnuts that comes back again and again. the first federal minimum wage law was passed in 1938. quite a now running on long time ago, nearly 80 years ago. you look at who gets the minimum wage, what you find s the majority of minimum wage earners are not in low income house holds. be second, third, fourth workers in multi-worker house holds that are not in the category. i think if you're looking at ncreasing the incomes of the working low income people, there are more effective ways to do it. called the earned income tax credit. in part pioneered during president reagan's dministration, increased significantly in president clinton's administration. it has bipart
i also want to thank the gentleman from illinois, congressman danny davis for his strong severts to -- efforts to reduce childhood expulsions and more the make advocates and stakeholders who weighed in on the legislation. mr. speaker, i'd ask at this point to enter into the record additional letters of support. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. scott: finally, i'd like to thank all of the members of the house education and the work force committee and their staffs for their continued commitment to the well-being of american families. mr. speaker, both chambers and both parties have come together in a bipartisan basis to improve the childcare and development block grant. this bill is a strong example of what congress can achieve by woing together. the critical updates in the program will give american families the more support that they need and better prepare our children for the future. thank you, speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. kline: thank you, mr.
often tied to the comment danny made, companies see this as an opportunity to encourage the growth of their own internet industry. but we absolutely agree that in fact, that often turns out to be counter productive because of high costs, because it ends up undermining often the quality of the services that can be provided. level of competition. really the transfer and dissemination of technology that comes through open investment and encouraging greater use of internet. it's particularly true for small and medium enterprises which again is an areab!xck of particular interest to us in terms of encouraging trade opportunities. ebay did a study and showed that those sellers that sold through ebay participated in exporting basically at a 90% level as compared to those small and medium size sellers that did not participate in online sale who exported at a rate of 25%. we think there are real gains that can be made, not just in the united states but across the globe. again, those kinds of localization requirements are self-defeating. another aspect of this and china in particular is engaged
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