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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:07:10 to 0:11:05
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Frank D. Lucas

0:07:06 to 0:07:26( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: foreign oil and keep us more secure. this bill will drive to a new area of sustainable growth and innovation, and i urge all members to support it. and, madam speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speake gentleman from california reserves his time. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. barton: thanyou,adam speaker.

Frank D. Lucas

0:07:10 to 0:11:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank D. Lucas
Bill: H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Lucas explains the impact of h.r 2454 on farmers.

Frank D. Lucas

0:07:27 to 0:07:47( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: i ask unanimous consent that the ranking member of the agriculture committee, mr. lucas of oklahoma, control the first 15 minutes of the debate on the minority side. the speaker pro tempore: without objection,o ordered. the gentleman fro recognized. mr. lucas: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman from texas. thank you, madam speaker. and i thank the gentleman and i yield myself such time as i may

Frank D. Lucas

0:07:48 to 0:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lucas: thank you, madam speaker. the waxman-markey bill promises to destroy our standard of living and quality of life with hier energy costs, higher food prices and loss of jobs. the bill is the single largest economic threat to our farmers and ranchers in decades. we have more than 115

Frank D. Lucas

0:08:09 to 0:08:30( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: agricultural and food groups who have publicly op bill as of today. madam speaker, i'd ask that the list be entered into the record at the appropriate place. the spker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lucas: do you know why? the greatest threat to agricultural producers is ignored. under h.r. 2452 input costs will escalate as a direct

Frank D. Lucas

0:08:31 to 0:08:52( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: result of the energy tax. markets will shrink because foreign competitors whose government will not place burdens on their farmers, they will be able to undersell us. but what about the billions of dollars that farmers are supposed to garner due to offset credits? many farmers will not be able

Frank D. Lucas

0:08:53 to 0:09:13( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: to par if the producers started soil tillage practices before 2001, they'll be ineligible to participate. the amendment does not exempt agriculture from performance standards in means the e.p.a. can tell our producers how to manage their farms.

Frank D. Lucas

0:09:14 to 0:09:35( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: this bill will tax you. this bill will destroy the livelihoods of those who live and work in rural america. those who work every day to consistently provide our nation and the world with a safe, affordable, abundant food supply and fiber supply. agriculture sets squarely in the crosshairs of this bill because it's energy intensive.

Frank D. Lucas

0:09:36 to 0:09:57( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: whether it's the fuel for the tractor, the fertilizer for the crops or the delivery of food to the grocery store, agriculture uses a great deal of energy throughout production and processing. although usda hasn't devoted any time or resource complete economic analysis of how this bill will impact farmers, the heritage foundation has. a recent study from the

Frank D. Lucas

0:09:58 to 0:10:18( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: heritage foundation revealed that by the ye average net income for farms will be decreased by 57%. and also by 2035 gasoline and diesel costs are expected to b 58% higher and electric rates 90% higher. for example, residents in oklahoma can expect their

Frank D. Lucas

0:10:19 to 0:10:40( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: electric rates to increase by nearly $300 million. so why are we doing this bill? so the u.s. can lead on climate change in the world? we can lead when china and india have refused to participate? we can lead when europe is willing to do half what this bill cls for? we can lead when the rest of

Frank D. Lucas

0:10:41 to 0:11:02( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: the developing world is unable to do anything at all about climate change? some of my idealistic colleagues have to say we have to set atandard for the rest of the world. but i say, i will not make my constituents poor, poorer so that others can get richer at our expense.

Frank D. Lucas

0:11:03 to 0:11:05( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: my friends, this is the wrong bill at the wrong time for the

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