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House Proceeding 05-05-09 on May 5th, 2009 :: 2:40:45 to 2:43:55
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Phil Gingrey

2:40:43 to 2:41:04( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: i'd like to now dr. phil gingrey, a colleague of mine, from georgia, on the energy and commerce committee. mr. gingrey: and i thank the gentleman for yielding. and i thank representative shimkus for leading, not just this hour, mr. speaker, not just this hour tonight, but he's been

Phil Gingrey

2:40:45 to 2:43:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Phil Gingrey

2:41:05 to 2:41:25( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: in a leadership role on all of the above approach to solving our energy problem and our dependence on a lot of countries that don't like us very much for our sources of oil and natural gas. and this goes back, mr. speaker, to the august recess of last year, where so many of us on this side of the aisle spent

Phil Gingrey

2:41:26 to 2:41:47( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: literaly the entire month, where the lights were down low and the microphones off and the c-span cameras not running but just bringing people on theloor of this house that were visiting the people's house on summer vacation and talking it to them about an all-of-the-above approach to solving our energy problems. so i thank representative -- representative shimkus for that,

Phil Gingrey

2:41:48 to 2:42:10( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: our colleague from illinois, mrs. biggert. and representative thompson, g.t. thompson. i think about the person he replaced in pennsylvania,er the long-serving member of this body who retired, john peterson. and the work that he did in regard to clean coal and his efforts and of course that's a

Phil Gingrey

2:42:11 to 2:42:32( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: signature issue that representative shimkus is trying to rally us behind, clean coal technology, carbon see quest ration and things that are a part of this total package of all of the above. just real quickly let me say this, i heard representative biggert talk about the situation in illinoi i wasn't really aware the

Phil Gingrey

2:42:33 to 2:42:53( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: dependence on nuclear for electricity in yi andity relationship to how much energy is generated by coal. so you've got that one-two punch in illinois. it's just the opposite in georgia. it's mostly coal, some hydro, and a little bit of nuclear. and we're very likely to get the

Phil Gingrey

2:42:54 to 2:43:15( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: next two nuclear power generators come online very soon . but there is no question that this cap and trade or cap and tax, you know, the word scheme can be a projortive. i honestly believe, as here and tell my colleagues, i believe this is a scheme. it is a scheme to get jobs that ??

Phil Gingrey

2:43:16 to 2:43:38( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: were long ago located in the south and southeast because of the low he cost of labor, to get them back into massachusetts or out in california and this is a way they do it. they're not willing to cut the cost of labor for obvious reasons. so they jack up the price of energy in the southeast and in illinois and other states, the bread basket of the country and the rustbelt.

Phil Gingrey

2:43:39 to 2:43:55( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: and i think it is -- rustbelt. you go around your district and you talk to people, every manufacturer will tell you, for goodness sakes, congressmen, do something about stopping this cap and tax situation and th's what we're all about here tonight. i know time is limited so i want to yield back and let some of my

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