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House Proceeding 05-21-08 on May 21st, 2008 :: 0:42:03 to 0:44:51
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the gentleman is recognized. . mr. hastings: before i make my motion if we defeat the previous question, i want to quote several parts of an editorial written by tracy warner who is an editorial

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Doc Hastings: writer for the newspaper in washington in my district, and he kind of hits some of the issues of what we are doing or probably i should say not doing on the head. ask unanimous consent, mr.

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Speech By: Doc Hastings

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Doc Hastings: speaker, that his whole article appear in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. hastings: let me just take -- make a few points there that he raised that i thought

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0:42:28 to 0:42:42( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: were rather interesting. he talks about what congress is doing or not doing, and he says that, and i'll quote verbatim, mr. speaker, this part of his editorial, he says, and i quote, the

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Doc Hastings: most recent gesture was a vote tuesday to have the government cease stockpiling oil in the strategic petroleum reserve for some 700 million barrels are kept for national emergencies. this halt

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0:43:03 to 0:43:23( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: passed by the senate and the house will reduce federal petroleum purchases by 70,000 barrels a day. 70,000, mr. speaker. the hope is this will affect world oil markets which are based on global

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0:43:23 to 0:43:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: production of 87 million barrels a day. congress has increased supplies by .08%, and then he goes on to say after i quote there, he goes on to talk then about things that we probably are not doing

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0:43:36 to 0:43:47( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: and should be doing otherwise. he goes on to compliment dong by -- congress by saying at least them some understanding of economics. if you're going to not put oil in the reserve, you presumably

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0:43:47 to 0:44:01( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: have more supply. then he goes on to talk about what we haven't been doing which of course is looking at more known reserves we have in our country to be energy independent. and again i'd like

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0:44:01 to 0:44:18( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: to quote then verbatim as he makes i think a very good point. congress remains adamant that we will not attempt to affect supplies by drilling on a few thousand acres of the vast arctic national

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0:44:18 to 0:44:35( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: wildlife refuge where the production could exceed one million barrels a day. the reason given is that this is part of a, quote, royal friendly policy, end quote. and we cannot, quote, drill our

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0:44:35 to 0:44:51( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: way, end quote, to energy independence. because the effect of a million barrels is so small. so we deny ourselves, he says, a million barrels a day because it is so little. and then demand

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