7:54 PM EDT
Ray LaHood, R-IL 18th

Mr. LaHOOD. This kind of collaboration could not come about, and these jobs, very few at this point, but an opportunity for expansion.

And the truth is, the reason that the Speaker asked for this kind of set-aside is because it helps all of us in Illinois. It creates not only opportunities in central Illinois but all over the State, and it does give hope and opportunity to people that there are going to be innovative approaches and people can think outside the box and they can collaborate.

I yield to the gentleman if he has a question; or if he would like to withdraw the amendment, I would certainly entertain that.