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House Proceeding 05-21-08 on May 21st, 2008 :: 0:38:41 to 0:41:08
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Doc Hastings

0:38:29 to 0:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: extensions that are already in law. that's the point i was making. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i yield two minutes to the gentleman

Adam B. Schiff

0:38:41 to 0:38:51( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: from california , mr. schiff. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. schiff: i rise in support of this energy and jobs bill and in particular i want to talk about

Adam B. Schiff

0:38:41 to 0:41:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Adam B. Schiff

Adam B. Schiff

0:38:51 to 0:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: two provisions that are important to my constituents and i think to the country. the first are provisions that would extend tax credits for the solar energy industry. in my district alone, there

Adam B. Schiff

0:39:04 to 0:39:17( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: are hundreds of jobs at stake. these are hundreds of good, well-paid, clean jobs that not only are good for the citizens in my district, but also are good for the country. we need an apollo project-like

Adam B. Schiff

0:39:17 to 0:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: effort to wean ourselves off fossil fuels. we want the ability to be able to tell the oil producing nations of the world they can take their oil and they can keep it. that we don't need it.

Adam B. Schiff

0:39:29 to 0:39:43( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: we want to be able to address global warming. we want to be able to make sure that we have a sound energy policy based on this nation's future. solar energy is a big part of the solution.

Adam B. Schiff

0:39:43 to 0:39:55( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: so this tax credit alone, i've had businesspeople in my district tell me if this tax credit goes away, those jobs will go away. it's as simple as that. homeowners won't be able to meet the financial

Adam B. Schiff

0:39:55 to 0:40:05( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: burden of putting solar power panels on their roofs. those that produce those panels will have to lay off the people in that industry. people will become more reliant on fossil fuels, not less. there's

Adam B. Schiff

0:40:05 to 0:40:16( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: a second provision, very important to my constituents and also important to an industry that has a positive balance of trade with every other country on earth, that's the entertainment

Adam B. Schiff

0:40:16 to 0:40:27( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: industry. we have tax incensives to try to keep production in this country of small and medium sized films. we're losing a lot of that production to canada. we'll lose even more if the

Adam B. Schiff

0:40:27 to 0:40:40( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: tax credits that incentivize those productions go away i'm very proud that we're taking action to deal with the problem of runaway production. again, good, well-paying jobs we want to keep

Adam B. Schiff

0:40:40 to 0:40:55( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: in this country, this legislation will help keep them there. many of my constituents are losing those jobs to canada, us a trail yarks and other countries because those -- australia, and

Adam B. Schiff

0:40:55 to 0:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: other countries because those countries are moving production there. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for an additional 30 seconds. mr. schiff: this will help us il wean

0:41:08 to 0:41:18( Edit History Discussion )

ourselves off fossil fuels, help us keep good-paying jobs, and i urge support. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: once

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