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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 0:09:05 to 0:11:25
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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:09:02 to 0:09:23( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: we are simply adding additional meers' names that should be listed as sponsors or co-sponsors. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. the gentleman from california. mr. lewis: mr. speaker, two minutes new jersey, mr. frelinghuysen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for two minutes.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:09:05 to 0:11:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:09:24 to 0:09:44( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: mr. frelinghuysen: i thank the gentleman for yielding and i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. frelinghuysen: i rise in opposition to this appropriations bill for many reasons. this bill allows more spending on top the stimulus package that we just passed. as ranking member of the subcommittee on energy and water, i note that this bill

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:09:45 to 0:10:05( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: contains just under $34 billion for similar accounts over and above those in the $800 billion stimulus however, i do commend our chairman, mr. vis the clerk of the hse: key, for the open -- mr. visclosky, for the openness.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:10:06 to 0:10:28( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: iin the water package, it is good. i know the chairman has worked hard not to make any policy decisions during the change in administrations. and i'm supportive of his approach with one exception. this has to do with the future of our nuclear power program. mr. chairman, our national security demands that we develop a more balanced

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

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

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: portfolio that reduces our dangerous addiction to oil. in years to come we must have nuclear energy. no other technology provides such clean source of base-load power. over 20% of our nation's energy supply comes from the nuclear source. the funding in this omnibus puts the future of american

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:10:51 to 0:11:12( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: nuclear power in jeopardy including some, including the house and senate leadership may applaud this policy decision, i think it's a serious mistake. this bill significantly cuts funding to yucca mountain, our future national repository for nuclear waste.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:11:13 to 0:11:26( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: it doesn't cut it all out. the project brings help to t state of nevada. no the omnibus keeps the project on basic life support. but this bill cuts enough so that the future of this project is in serious doubt and it does

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