(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from 
Nevada (Ms. Berkley) for 5 minutes.
  Ms. BERKLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of Nevada's 
unemployed workers who got a glimpse this week of exactly what is wrong 
with Washington. Too many politicians in Washington have their 
priorities upside down.
  My State is struggling with record unemployment rates. We should be 
focused every day here in Washington like a laser on job creation. And 
yet, this week, Washington voted repeatedly to send more jobs overseas.
  Just yesterday, the House voted to kill legislation that would have 
stopped China from cheating Nevada workers out of thousands of jobs. 
These unfair currency manipulation tactics by China have already cost 
the Silver State nearly 15,000 jobs; and ironically, at the same time 
that Washington Republicans rejected efforts to stand up to China, 
three job-killing trade agreements sailed through the House and the 
Senate. These trade agreements could cost our Nation another 200,000 
  Mr. Speaker, we need jobs here in America, not in foreign countries. 
Unemployed workers in Nevada and across our Nation are counting on us 
to get our priorities straight. Washington must stop protecting China 
and start fighting to create jobs for American workers right here on 
American soil.