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House Proceeding 07-15-09 on Jul 15th, 2009 :: 0:45:25 to 1:05:25
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Jason Altmire

0:45:16 to 0:45:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jason Altmire: for all participants thaare moving forward with licensing and building to bring the next generation of nuclear power plants to the market. mr. altmire: i appreciate mr. pastor for his support of this project and i'm proud of my constituents who helped bring

Jason Altmire

0:45:20 to 0:45:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jason Altmire

Ken Calvert

0:45:34 to 0:45:55( Edit History Discussion )

Ken Calvert: the ap-1,000 reactor to market and de the program the success that it is. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. frelinghuysen: i'm pleased to yield a minute and half to th of california, a member of our committee. the chair: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. calvert: i rise today to bring your attention to the ongoing water cris in my home

Ken Calvert

0:45:35 to 0:47:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ken Calvert

Ken Calvert

0:45:56 to 0:46:16( Edit History Discussion )

Ken Calvert: state which has been exacerbated by the economic down turn throughout california. statewide the unemployment rate has risen to more than 11%. in the central valley, regional unemployment has reached 20% with some communities, unemployment now up to over 40%. california's water crisis is the result of severe drought conditions on top of federally imposed pumping restrictions that have been placed on our

Ken Calvert

0:46:17 to 0:46:38( Edit History Discussion )

Ken Calvert: state's critical water infrastructure. the appropriations bill before us provides some funding for a number of california's mid and long-term water resource management projects. unfortunately, many of the projects that are receiving funding are years away from completion and will not provide any assistance to californians suffing today. even the most promising short-term projects in the delta

Ken Calvert

0:46:39 to 0:46:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ken Calvert: will only provide relief if regulatory permitting anticipated court challenges are resolved in a quick fashion. many of the most effective communities have made it clear that they aren't looking for a handout, they want their water and they want their jobs back. during the markup of this bill in the committee, offered an amendment to do just that, by ending the federally imposed pumping restrictions.

Ken Calvert

0:47:00 to 0:47:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ken Calvert: sadly, most of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle rejected the amendment and voted to protect this three-inch fish instead of protecting jobs and the people of my state of california. i'm disappointed the rules committee denied a similar amendment offered by my colleague, mr. nunes. mr. speaker, the federally imposed pumping restrictions are harming california families up and down the state.

Ken Calvert

0:47:21 to 0:47:25( Edit History Discussion )

Ken Calvert: if this congress and this administration fail to take the bold steps necessary to address

Dan Burton

0:47:26 to 0:47:46( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the crisis in the next six to 12 months, the people of california will know exactly who's responsible for the job losses and the economic -- the chair: the gentleman's time has expire the ntleman from arizona. mr. pastor: mr. chairman, i would yield two minutes to the gentleman from new mexico, mr. lujan. the chair: the gentleman from new mexico is recognized for two minutes.

Dan Burton

0:47:30 to 0:48:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:47:47 to 0:48:07( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: mr. lujan: i'd first like to commend my good friend from arizona, mr. pastor, for the strong commitment this bill shows toward shoring up both signs and national security of this country. the strong support for the office of science will be well received in my home state of new mexico. i am seeking the commitment of the gentleman from arizona to work with me on refurbishing lands. this facility plays a crucial

Dan Burton

0:48:08 to 0:48:28( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: role in providing one-of-a-kind experimental capabilities to further the lab science mission. in addition, it's a key draw for new scientific talent in losal mose international laboratory and high-tecresearch into northern new mexico. the capabilities resonant within the facility cannot be duplicated in a co manner anywhere elsen the

Dan Burton

0:48:29 to 0:48:30( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: country.

Ed Pastor

0:48:31 to 0:48:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: the investment of the capabilities, the refurbishment will sustain, will pay for itself many times over. i yield to mr. pastor. mr. pastor: thank you, mr. lujan, for yielding. first of all, i want to thank you for raising this important issue. and you have my personal commitment to work wh you as we go forward to find a solution

Ed Pastor

0:48:35 to 0:48:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Pastor

Dan Burton

0:48:52 to 0:49:07( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that best serves the national security. capabilities and the value of los a will lamos national laboratory and i yield back my time. mr. lujan: again i'd like to

Dan Burton

0:48:55 to 0:49:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Jared Polis

0:49:08 to 0:49:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: commend my friend from a for this legislation and his willingness to work with me on this issue. mr. chairman, i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. frelinghuyn: i reserve the balance of my time. and ask how much time is available on both sides. the chair: the gentleman from new jersey has eight minutes remaing. the gentleman from arizona has 9

Jared Polis

0:49:10 to 0:50:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jared Polis

Jared Polis

0:49:29 to 0:49:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: 1/2 minutes remaing. the gentleman from arizona. mr. pastor: mr. chairman, i gentleman from colorado, my good friend, mr. polis. the chair: the gentleman from colorado is recognized for two minutes. mr. polis: mr. chairman, i along with my colleague mr. carnahan rise to enter into colloquy with mr. pastor. mr. pastor, several weeks ago the house sustainable energy and environmental coalition met with

Jared Polis

0:49:50 to 0:50:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: secretary of energy steven chu. he shared his vision of eight innovation hubs that will deliver transformational energy technologies. this bill only funds one of those important hubs -- hushes -- hubs. when these hubs were discussed with the committee, d.o.e.'s action plan wasn't fully developed. since that time they've made necessary revisions to devop the concept.

Jared Polis

0:50:11 to 0:50:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jared Polis: while we support funding of proposals that are developed, we hope you'll continue to work with the coalition and the department of energy to continue working to fund this initiative

Russ Carnahan

0:50:21 to 0:50:42( Edit History Discussion )

Russ Carnahan: as this process continues. thank you, mr. chairman. i'd like to yield to my colleague and fellow sea commender, mr. carnahan of missouri. mr. carnahan: i thank mr. polis for yielding and his work. i know first-hand that improvements to our built environment are some of the lowest hanging fruit in terms of

Russ Carnahan

0:50:25 to 0:50:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Russ Carnahan

Russ Carnahan

0:50:43 to 0:50:51( Edit History Discussion )

Russ Carnahan: energy efficiency gains. in the long-term, we would like to work with you, mr. chairman, to see that all eight ergy innovation hubs are fully funded in the short-term, as we enter

Ed Pastor

0:50:52 to 0:51:12( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: into conference with the senate, we'd like to work with you to ensure that fuels fr sunlight hub and the energy efficient buildings system hub are fully funded. i ask unanimous consent to submit for the record letters from members and organizations who also support funding for the hubs. i thank you, chairman pastor, for allowing us to address this issue.

Ed Pastor

0:50:55 to 0:52:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Pastor

Ed Pastor

0:51:13 to 0:51:33( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: i look forward to working with you. i yield to the gentleman from arizona. mr. pastor: thank you, mr. carnahan, for yielding. first of all, you're both correct in that when the secretary appeared before the subi can -- subcommittee and presented this in a work in progress and knowing that we are going to proceed forward with

Ed Pastor

0:51:34 to 0:51:55( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: the administration and with the secretary, we thought that it was in the best interests to fund one hub and as the secretary and administration goes forward in developing those hubs, we look forward to working with you, mr. polis --

Ed Pastor

0:51:56 to 0:52:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: the chair: the chair notes the gentleman's unanimous request is covered under general leave. mr. pastor: could i yield another minute to mr. polis? the chair: the gentleman yields an additional minute to the gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: i yield to mr. pastor. mr. pastor: we look forward to carnahan because it's an idea that obviously will expand, will

Jack Kingston

0:52:16 to 0:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Kingston: grow, and we just want to make sure that the committee, the subc to work with the sretary to see its development. so we look forward to working with you. mr. polis: i'd like to thank the gentleman from arizona and i yield back the balan of my time. the ch back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. frelinghuysen: mr. chairman,

Jack Kingston

0:52:20 to 0:54:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jack Kingston

Jack Kingston

0:52:37 to 0:52:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Kingston: i'm pleased to yield two minutes to the gentleman from georgia, mr. kingston. the chair: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for two minutes. mr. kingston: i thank the gentleman and wanted to rise today for a colloquy and what this has to do with is some report language that's in the bill, some on the house side and tually some on the senate side, but the gentleman from florida, mr. boyd, had put language in the bill that directs the court to report back

Jack Kingston

0:52:59 to 0:53:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Kingston: to congress an outline of a study based on the findings of the national research council workship on water issues in river basins and we in the geora and alabama and florida delegations are in support of that language. however, there's also some language tt was put in by mr.

Jack Kingston

0:53:21 to 0:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Kingston: shelby on the senate side that directs the court to report the critical yield of federal reservoirs on the acf-act and the majority of members from the georgia delegation are opposed to that. and it's a bipartisan opposition, it's something that we are very concerned about. we feel strongly that the corps

Jack Kingston

0:53:44 to 0:54:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Kingston: of engineers water manuals to be updated and what the senator has put in the bill will hurt that. so what i would like to do if possible would be to ask the ranking member and the chairman to keep an eye on this issue and hopefully as this thing develops oppose the language that's been put in the bill only the senate side.

Jack Kingston

0:54:05 to 0:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Kingston: and support the language that mr. boyd put in on the house side. those two bits of language are not in opposition of each other. you can support one without the other. but the one that we have the

Ed Pastor

0:54:17 to 0:54:38( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: most heartburn about in terms of the bipartisan georgia delegation is the shelby language on the senate side. and i would love to yield to anybody who would like to -- mr. frelinghuysen: let me say i would be happy to work, as i'm sure mr. pastor would, too, see what we could do to be helpful to all involved. mr. pastor: if the gentleman yields to me. mr. frelinghuysen: yes.

Ed Pastor

0:54:20 to 0:54:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Pastor

Ed Pastor

0:54:39 to 0:54:50( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: mr. pastor: mr. kingston, as you know, we have yet to go to conference, but if this is an interest that you and other members have in terms of its effect on your particular

Steve Israel

0:54:51 to 0:55:11( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: stes, you have m as well as the ranking member as you heard to work with you and work it out. the chair: theentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from arizona. mr. pastor: i yield actually four minutes to the gentleman from new york, a member of the energy and water appropriations subcommittee, mr. israel.

Steve Israel

0:54:55 to 0:56:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Israel

Steve Israel

0:55:12 to 0:55:32( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: the chair: the gentleman from new york is recognized for four minutes. mr. israel: i thank the distinguished gentleman from arizona. i appreciate his leadership on so many issues. in particular, i want to thank him for including my bipartisan amendment with our colleagues, mr. larsen from connecticut, mr. ma is a, dent, doyle and

Steve Israel

0:55:33 to 0:55:54( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: english, to restore 45 million. this bill brings the total to $153 million which i believe can be used to establish a public-private partnership with industry partners that have already displayed a significant domestic investment in the united states. currently, mr. chairman, the unit states is in a neck and neck competition with the global market on hydrogen fuel cells. we've got support these

Steve Israel

0:55:55 to 0:56:05( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Israel: technologies for commercialization within five years as a matter of national security, energy independence and to remain competitive in the energy sector. this investment keeps us ahead and want to again thank the

John B. Larson

0:56:06 to 0:56:26( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: ntleman from arizona for his leadership and his cooperation and my colleagues for their bipartisanship in drafting this amendment which the gentleman the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from -- mr. israel: mr. chairman, i yield back the balance of my time.

John B. Larson

0:56:10 to 0:58:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John B. Larson

John B. Larson

0:56:27 to 0:56:49( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: the chair: the gentleman yields to the gentlem or yields back the balance of his time? mr. pastor: the gentleman had four minutes and the intent was that we'd have another co-sponsor of this amendment be able to -- the chair gentleman from new york yields to the gentleman from connecticut. mr. pastor: two minutes. the chair: such time as he wants

John B. Larson

0:56:50 to 0:57:10( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: to yield. >> thank you, mr. chairman, thank you, mr. speaker, i want to associate my -- myself with the remarks of steve israel and the aforementioned members of the hydrogen caucus who have been critical to promoting this legislation. i want to thank chairman

John B. Larson

0:57:11 to 0:57:31( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: pastor, especially his staff, tonya berkman and also joe levin who played an instrumental role in making sure that we got this important funding included in the bill. now, in connecticut, we have -- we pride ourselves on being a fuel cell center. we companies, three in my home

John B. Larson

0:57:32 to 0:57:52( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: district. as steve israel pointed out, and i know mr. pastor knows this the importance of being energy independent cuts to the core of what we're going to do. this is technology that's been around for some time. we use it successful in nasa. we're able to power our space vehicles, able to use the water

John B. Larson

0:57:53 to 0:58:14( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: and be able to heat and cool and power our spacecraft. with that, can we get people back and forth to work and heat and cool our buildings? i think so. the whole goal is to make sure we're able to embrace the most abundant fuel in the universe, hydrogen. if we expect to wean ourselves

John B. Larson

0:58:15 to 0:58:36( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: off foreign dependency, we have to do this. in 1960, a young president said we cou put a man on the moon in 10 years we did it in nine. it's long overdue for us to make the kind of investments in the public-private partnerships he alluded to, making sure we're no longer dependent on

John B. Larson

0:58:37 to 0:58:41( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: opec countries, on lib ark on venezuela or russia for our

Ed Pastor

0:58:42 to 0:59:02( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: source of fuel, that we make it here in america, with american innovation and technology. with that, again, i thank you, mr. pastor, for your leadership and your outstanding staff for providing us with this oppounity in what i know is a nation forward. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from

Ed Pastor

0:58:45 to 1:03:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Pastor

Ed Pastor

0:59:03 to 0:59:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: new york yields back. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. frelinghuysen: i reserve. the chair: the gentleman from arizona. mr. pastor: we don't have any other speakers. i reserve my time. mr. frelinghuysen: i'm prepared to yield back. the chair: the gentleman from new jersey yields back. the gentleman from arizona.

Ed Pastor

0:59:24 to 0:59:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: mr. pastor: as you heard this is a bipartisan bill we tried to balance the different priorities and needs of this country. again, i want to thank my ranking member for his cooperation, his support, and his insight bill. it is a good bill. we would not have been able to do it without the staff

Ed Pastor

0:59:45 to 1:00:05( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: involved in bringing this bill to us. with that, mr. chairman, i yield back my time. the chair: what with that, all time for yen debate as expired. pursuant to the rule, the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule, the bill shall be considered read through page 63, line 12. no amendments shall be

Ed Pastor

1:00:06 to 1:00:26( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: considered except those printed in house report 111-209, not to exceed one amendment printed in part b, if offered by mr. campbell or his designee, not to exceed six of the amendments offered in part c of the report

Ed Pastor

1:00:27 to 1:00:47( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: if offered by mr. flake or his designee and three of the following amendments if offered by mr. hensarling or his designee. they shall not be subject to demand for the division of the question. after the amendment specified in house resolution 645, the chair and ranking minority

Ed Pastor

1:00:48 to 1:01:10( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: member of the committee or their dez egg knees each may offer one pro forma amendment to the bill, for purpose of debate, which shall be it is now in order to consider amendment number one, printed no russpe port 111-209. mr. pastor: i have an amendment at the desk.

Ed Pastor

1:01:11 to 1:01:30( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: the chair: the clerk will the clerk: part a, amendment number one, offered by mr. pastor of arizona. the chair: the gentleman from arizona, mr. pastor and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the

Ed Pastor

1:01:37 to 1:01:58( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: gentleman from arizona. mr. pastor: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pastor: this amendment provides funding for several important programs within the bill. on behalf of ms. hodes, ms. pingree and others, on behalf of mr. klein of florida, $1.8 million for the corps of engineers to address the back

Ed Pastor

1:01:59 to 1:02:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: log of regulatory permit applications, and on behalf of mr. israel, mr. larson of connecticut, mr. dent, mr. massa, $45 million for energy efficiency. on behalf of mr. cuellar of texas, the amendment prohibits funds from being used to purchase light bulbs, unless they have the energy star or

Ed Pastor

1:02:21 to 1:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: federal energien management program designation. also, the -- this amendment has an amendment for mr. kissell which does not create any new programs or it follows the current language and the amendment prohibits funds in

Ed Pastor

1:02:43 to 1:03:05( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: the bill for being used to purchase passenger vehicles unless they are purchased from ford, g.m., or chrysler. the dement decreases funding for corps of engineers expenses by $10.8 million, bethpt of energy by $30 million, the office of electricity by $15

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:06 to 1:03:27( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: million and others by $ million. at this time, i will yield mr. massa 30 seconds if he's here. i reserve my time, mr. chairman. the chair: the gentleman from new jersey. mr. frelinghuysen: i respectfully rise in opposition to the amendment. i don't have any real problem with the content of the chairman's amendment, i do,

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:10 to 1:04:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:28 to 1:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: however, have a problem with carrying the idea of a manager's amendment, which was once only for our full committee's consideration, right onto the house floor. in committee this sort of noncontroversial items, many of these are, that are generally accepted by unanimous consent. but now it's largely used in

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:50 to 1:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: many instances for partisan purposes on the house floor. none of e content of the -- of the chairman's amendment was discussed with the minority and none of the changes were made were suggested by the minority. if the changes are important, i think we should be able to discuss them. otherwise, i fear it's only a matter of time before the majority will inude

Ed Pastor

1:04:11 to 1:04:31( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: everything they can in this sort of en masse amendment, this would be bad for the institution and bad american people. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. mr. pastor: well, i -- first of all, i apologize to the ranking

Ed Pastor

1:04:15 to 1:04:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Pastor

Ed Pastor

1:04:32 to 1:04:47( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: member in that it was my understanding that the manager's amendment had been shown to him and had sought his approval but if it had not, my deepest apologies, because i think it's important that this ll, along with the manager's amendment, be bipartisan.

Eric Massa

1:04:48 to 1:05:08( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Massa: with yield 30 seconds to mr. massa. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. massa: thank you. i'd like to commend the efforts of my colleagues on the energy and commerce subcommittee for recognizing the importance of hydrogen fuel cell

Eric Massa

1:04:50 to 1:05:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eric Massa

Eric Massa

1:05:09 to 1:05:30( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Massa: technologies. funding for this important research through this bill and through mr. pastor's amendment will help america continue to lead in this critical field necessary in our energy's security. i believe using these funds to support important breakthroughs through a public-private partnership, with an

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