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House Proceeding 05-19-09 on May 19th, 2009 :: 0:37:25 to 0:41:00
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Virginia Foxx

0:37:06 to 0:37:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: opportunity to celebrate this noble endeavor, and i ask my colleagues to please join me in remembering and thanking those who served 60 years ago in the berlin airlift. i yield back my time. thspeaker pro tempore: ms. foxx from the state of north carolina, for what purpose do you rise?

Virginia Foxx

0:37:25 to 0:41:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

0:37:28 to 0:37:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the house for five minutes, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from north carolina, ms. foxx, is recognized for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you very much, mr. speaker. as the summer months quickly approach and families sta to plan vacations, our country continues to struggle with high energy costs. th is why the democrat's cap and trade or better known as

Virginia Foxx

0:37:49 to 0:38:09( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: cap and tax energy plan is an irresponsible proposal that will do more harm than good. the simple truth behind the democrats' energy plan is that it raises taxes, kills jobs and will lead to more government intrusion in our lives. the democrats' energy plan is really a $624 billion national energy tax that will hit nearly

Virginia Foxx

0:38:10 to 0:38:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: every american family. this new national energy tax will be paid by anyone who turns on a light switch or plugs in an appliance. with democrats still hiding many of the important details of their energy plan, a study that lood at a similar proposal estimated that the impact will be roughly $3,is00

Virginia Foxx

0:38:31 to 0:38:51( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: every american household will have to pay to the federal government -- $3,100 every american household will have to pay to the federal government. and the energy tax hike will hit poor individuals. they spend a greater share of their income on energy consumption. so while every arican will be

Virginia Foxx

0:38:52 to 0:39:12( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: paying more for energy, low-income households already living on the edge of desperation will be hit even more. the truth is president obama is aware of the impact his energy plan will have on american families. while still a candidate for pres said that under his cap and tax plan utility rates would necessarily skyrocket and said

Virginia Foxx

0:39:13 to 0:39:34( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that those costs would be passed a along to consumers. the impact -- passed along to consumers. the impact of this tax will not only be seen in home utility bills or at the pump but various statements suggest anywhere from 1.8 million to seven million americans could lose their jobs as well. though the president is

Virginia Foxx

0:39:35 to 0:39:55( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: promotg green jobs, that may be created by his cap and tax plan, any new jobs created will not come close to compensating for those lost to this reckless energy policy. we have no greater example of the devastation the cap and tax system can have on an economy than in spain. after years of promoting green

Virginia Foxx

0:39:56 to 0:40:17( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: jobs, spain has the highest unemployment rate in europe, standing at a whooping 17.5%. cap and tax has sought to be an environmentally friendly plan. the truth is that it will relocate manufacturing plants overseas to countries with far less stringent environmental regulations in turn trading

Virginia Foxx

0:40:18 to 0:40:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: pollution to another part of the world. republicans are for clean air, clean water and are committed to solving our energy crisis. republicans believe there's a better way to achieve energy independence without destroying our economy and ki with that i yield back.

Virginia Foxx

0:40:39 to 0:40:52( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, the gentleman from ohio, mr. latta, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority

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