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House Proceeding 03-24-09 on Mar 24th, 2009 :: 5:42:50 to 5:50:15
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Steven C. LaTourette

5:42:46 to 5:43:07( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: think we are too busy to deal with that legislat i think you have a chart to demonstrate that maybe we're not. mr. latourette: we're not. let's do that no come become and see if we can move along in the game of clue. and maybe if the gentlemen would

Steven C. LaTourette

5:42:50 to 5:50:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Steven C. LaTourette

5:43:08 to 5:43:29( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: help me. mr. tiberi: gentleman from ohio has a chart -- mr. latourette: if you could be my assistant, i would appreciate that -- i've got one more. mr. tiberi: which one are you going to start with?

Steven C. LaTourette

5:43:30 to 5:43:52( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: used the chart that mr. tiberi is going to give me a hand with. people may remember that gasoline prices started high and they ended up even higher. ar for the entire month of august, we spent time on the floor arguing that perhaps we should have an energy policy in this country that considered

Steven C. LaTourette

5:43:53 to 5:44:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: everything, renewable energy, solar, wind, thermal, nuclear in the mix, with exploration for fossil fuels, which we're going to need in the near term at least, but we were told we were too busy. we were very, very busy here in the united states congress, so we didn't get a chance to get

Steven C. LaTourette

5:44:14 to 5:44:34( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: things going. the republicans did such a bang-up job that they threw us out and installed the democratic majority and nancy pelosi was the first woman speaker. so when mrs. pelosi and her colleagues became the majority

Steven C. LaTourette

5:44:35 to 5:44:56( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: party, gas was about $2.22. a legislation that folks thought we could discuss here on the floor was congratulating the university of california, santa barbara soccer team for winning something. i like soccer and everybody's parents of that team are proud and gas was only $2.22.

Steven C. LaTourette

5:44:57 to 5:45:19( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: let's congratulate people. gas went up to $2.84 and the most important thing we had to do on the floor that day was declare -- and that was september 6 dash declare it national passport month. and i began getting calls, people saying, it is costing money to fill up my tank.

Steven C. LaTourette

5:45:20 to 5:45:40( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: gas went up to $3.03 and on that day, the majority determined the most important thing we uld do is commend the houston dynamo soccer team for winning something as well. and we are told as elected officials, you have to get the soccer moms and we had to make sure they were squared away,

Steven C. LaTourette

5:45:41 to 5:46:01( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: because we passed two pieces legislation. gas went to $3.77 and we're going to talk about gas price now? we declared it national train day is what and gas goes up to $3.84, and what did we do that day? we passed the great cats and

Steven C. LaTourette

5:46:02 to 5:46:23( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: rare canids act. i know what a cat was. a canid is a dog. we celebrated cats and dogs day. gas goes up to $4.09 and the important thing is to declare the national day of sanitation.

Steven C. LaTourette

5:46:24 to 5:46:47( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: and $4.14, my phones are ringing off the hook and weoing to pass legislation? no, we pass the mo act. we are no longer talking about gas prices and sadly i hope we don't go the way we did in the 1970's, now that gas is down to

Steven C. LaTourette

5:46:48 to 5:47:10( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: $1.89, i hope we don't forget depept on countries around the so this here, as erybody knows that isn't living under a rock, we have a bit of an economic crisis going on. and you would think that we would attempt to deal with that in a constructive way. on january 6, this year, the

Steven C. LaTourette

5:47:11 to 5:47:31( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: first day of the 111th congress, take that off, that's the opening day of this congress. the stock market, dow jones industrial was at 9015 points. we get to january 20 the day our ne?president, barack obama, became the 44th president of the united states. very exciting day.

Steven C. LaTourette

5:47:32 to 5:47:53( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: all of us were pretty happy about it, but the stock market took a little dip. that's not president obama's fault, because he was just getting sworn in that day, but the congress, however, had a responsibility, because we had already been in almost a month now by the time you get to february 2, stock market goes down to 7936 and the most important thing we can do on the

Steven C. LaTourette

5:47:54 to 5:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: house floor is pass a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of national teen dating. pretty important issue back in ohio. i'm glad we took care of it. stock market dips further, and on that day, because it didn't go down quite 100 points so we commended sam bradford for

Steven C. LaTourette

5:48:15 to 5:48:36( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: winning the heisman trop i'm sure he is proud and anybody who wins the heisman trophy is deserving of congratulations, but people's stocks in the tan i'm not sure it's the most important thing. it takes a dip down to 7114.

Steven C. LaTourette

5:48:37 to 5:48:58( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: and three years in a row, we passed the monkey safety act. i don't want this time, because there was a horrible situation in connecticut where a woman was attacked by a chimpanzee and there were horrible injuries and my thoughts and prayers are with her and that was a terrible event, however when the stock

Steven C. LaTourette

5:48:59 to 5:49:19( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: market is down to 7114 and people have lost their life savings, clearly the monkey safety act is not the thing that is foremost on the minds of my constituents. to show you how busy wer that date of february 23, there has only been eight days before that

Steven C. LaTourette

5:49:20 to 5:49:40( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: the chim pan subsidy attacked -- chimpanzee attacked the woman. we go down further, and like the soccer moms, we like animals, so we passed the shark conservation act on that particular day, not dealing with the economic crisis

Steven C. LaTourette

5:49:41 to 5:50:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: and we roll out march 9 an was my favorite resolution and we supported pi. i like pie, just look at me and i thought what kind of pie is it going to be. it's not and apparently we felt tt when

Steven C. LaTourette

5:50:03 to 5:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: the stock market lost value, constients deal with that and using the full might of the united states congress to get to the bottom of that, we recognized pi here in the united

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