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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 0:26:45 to 0:30:35
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Doc Hastings

0:26:41 to 0:27:01( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: these reforms and i'm proud. and every member who voted for them on both sides of the aisle should be proud, too. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. who seeks recognition. th mr. sessions: mr. speaker, i woullike to yield three minutes to the distinguished gentleman, ranking member member of resources.

Doc Hastings

0:26:45 to 0:30:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

0:27:02 to 0:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the speaker pro tempore: for what duration of time? mr. sessions: three minutes. mr. hastings: i oppose this closed rule and as ranking republican member on the rules committee, i object to a dangerous policy that could threaten new job creation and economic growth across our entire country. section 429 of ts bill allows

Doc Hastings

0:27:24 to 0:27:45( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the secreta of interior to withdraw with no public noce and no public comment two rules established during the bush administration that ensure the risking of the polar bear as threatened under the endangered specs act is not transformed into expansion of government power to oppose greenhouse gas

Doc Hastings

0:27:46 to 0:28:06( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: emissions on economic activity across america. section 429 empowers the interior department or a federal judge to limit potentially any carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emission in all 50 states using the polar bear in the endangered species act as the regulatory vehic.

Doc Hastings

0:28:07 to 0:28:28( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: we all want to protect the polar bear. as the "washington post" editoralized last year and i quote, though the polar bear did he servings protection, the endangered species act is not the act to arrest global warming, end quote. by wiping out this rule under

Doc Hastings

0:28:29 to 0:28:49( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: rule 429, any increase in greenhouse gas emission would be subject to potential lawsuits on the grounds that the action must first require consultation with the fish and wildlife service to mitigate emissions. what emits greenhouse gases? .

Doc Hastings

0:28:50 to 0:29:10( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: it's farming and can't ranching. most all of the shovel ready projects on the trillion dollar stimulus bill would in fact be at risk. democrats know secon 429 is extremely controversial. so they slipped it into this massive spending bill behind closed doors. mr. speaker, why the secrecy? the reason is obvious.

Doc Hastings

0:29:11 to 0:29:32( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: section 429 threatens the creation of new jobs in every state and can do real harm to already troubled economy. this is a backdoor maneuver to warp the original purpose and intent of the endangered species act to a vast new climate change powers for the federal government to control economic activity.

Doc Hastings

0:29:33 to 0:29:53( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: democrats claim section 429 is just an attempt to stop midnight rules completed at the end of the bush administration. yet, mr. speaker, these rules in the bush administration were written in full compliance with the law. democrats have written section 429 to say, forget all the laws. forget public comment from the american people.

Doc Hastings

0:29:54 to 0:30:14( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: we don't have to follow the laws. just wipe these legal rules off the books and put jobs and our economy at risk. so, mr. speaker, i want to make note that last night, last night the junior democrat senator from alaska wrote to the senate democrat leadership expressing his deep concern and objections to this provision and harm it

Doc Hastings

0:30:15 to 0:30:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: could do to economic activity and it should be removed from this legislation. that's exactly what we should be doing here today. i ask my colleagues to support that action. i also ask, mr. speaker, unanimous consent that a copy of inserted in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. hastings: again, mr.

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