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House Proceeding on Feb 27th, 2008 :: 0:30:39 to 0:33:22
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K. Michael Conaway

0:30:27 to 0:30:39( Edit History Discussion )

K. Michael Conaway: in the year, clearly stated this was unfunded mandates -- these were unfunded mandates. a point of order should be sustained against this bill. with that i reserve the balance of my time.

Doris O. Matsui

0:30:39 to 0:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from california. ms. matsui: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady

Doris O. Matsui

0:30:39 to 0:33:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doris O. Matsui

Doris O. Matsui

0:30:50 to 0:31:00( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: is recognized. ms. matsui: this point of order is about whether or not to consider this rule, and ultimately the underlying bill. in fact, i would say that it's simply an effort to try to kill

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:00 to 0:31:16( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: this bill before we even have an opportunity to debate it. i hope my colleagues will vote no on this procedural motion so we can debate this today. mr. speaker, h.r. 5351 is about boosting our

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:16 to 0:31:22( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: economy and national security while protecting our environment. it is abuntly clear that our dependence on foreign oil has skyrocketed with much of it inl ported from the volatile middle east with

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:22 to 0:31:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: a price tag today of $102 a barrel. it's time to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, not only to strengthen our national security, but to support domestic oil production. we need to consider and

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:36 to 0:31:49( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: pass the renewable energy d energy conservation tax act today. this bill is about the hard-working american families. it's about creating jobs for the american worker and about protecting their

Doris O. Matsui

0:31:49 to 0:32:03( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: rights. if we're cry ating jobs in this bill, which we are, we should be making sure that workers are making prevailing wages. the davis-bacon act requires contractors to may no less than

Doris O. Matsui

0:32:03 to 0:32:14( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the prevailing wage on contract construction. davis-bacon was adopted in 1931 during the hoover administration to protect the rights of the american work force. during the more than 70 years

Doris O. Matsui

0:32:14 to 0:32:28( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: since its enactment, davis-bacon has come under fire many times but has always received support from the congress and the american families who benefit from it. the renewable energy and energy

Doris O. Matsui

0:32:28 to 0:32:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: conservation tax act addresses the priorities of the american people. in addition to tackling our energy crisis, h.r. 5351 complies with pay-go rules. which is a priority of the 110th

Doris O. Matsui

0:32:38 to 0:32:51( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: congress. the bill is, therefore, paid for. most of the funding is by reducing tax cuts the top earning oil companies. in order to pay for the important tax extensions and comply with pay-go,

Doris O. Matsui

0:32:51 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: there had to be revenue raisers. our country is facing record deficits, and this congress is acting responsibly. this bill will develop a progressive energy policy that is long-term,

Doris O. Matsui

0:33:00 to 0:33:11( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: not short sided. it does away with the tire strategies of the past, which focuses on producing more oil at the expense of the environment and of the american taxpayer. we're heeding the calls

Doris O. Matsui

0:33:11 to 0:33:22( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: of the american people by adopting it. mr. spmreaker, at this time i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentleman from iowa, mr. boswell. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from iowa

Leonard L. Boswell

0:33:22 to 0:33:33( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: is recognized for two minutes. mr. boswell: well, thank you, and i thank the gentlewoman for yielding me time. and i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. i oppose this point

Leonard L. Boswell

0:33:22 to 0:35:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Leonard L. Boswell

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