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House Proceeding 05-21-08 on May 21st, 2008 :: 3:07:50 to 3:14:44
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3:07:21 to 3:07:50( Edit History Discussion )

laid on the table. and house resolution 1213 is laid on the table. the house will be in order. members, please take their conversation off the floor. members, please take your conversations off the

Charles B. Rangel

3:07:50 to 3:07:59( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: floor. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. rangel: mr. speaker, i call up h.r. 6049, the renewable energy and job creation act and ask for itimmediate consideration. the

Charles B. Rangel

3:07:50 to 3:14:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles B. Rangel

Charles B. Rangel

3:07:59 to 3:08:11( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 415, h.r. 6049, a bill to amend the internal revenue code of 1986 to provide for incentives

Charles B. Rangel

3:08:11 to 3:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: of energy production and conservation, to expire certain expiring provisions, to provide for individual income tax relief and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution

Charles B. Rangel

3:08:20 to 3:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: 1212, the amend in a nature of a substitute printed in the bill is adopted and the bill, as amended, is considered as read. the gentleman from new york, mr. rangel, and the gentleman from

Charles B. Rangel

3:08:33 to 3:08:47( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: louisiana, mr. mccrery, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. rangel: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore:

Charles B. Rangel

3:08:47 to 3:09:03( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: the gentleman will suspend. the house is not in order. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. rangel: my friends and colleagues, we now have an opportunity to reverse the trend that this great

Charles B. Rangel

3:09:03 to 3:09:15( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: nation has found itself to, and that is the addiction to oil, as well as the lack of the will to do something about it. this great country has faced up to many crises, and the oil shortage

Charles B. Rangel

3:09:15 to 3:09:28( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: just happens to be one. the question is, do we have the will to look and to research and to final alternative means in which to meet the needs of this great nation? and under the leadership

Charles B. Rangel

3:09:28 to 3:09:41( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: of speaker pelosi, i think today is the day that all of us are going to be proud of the initiatives that we have taken, the opportunities going to be given, the jobs that are going to be

Charles B. Rangel

3:09:41 to 3:10:00( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: created, and the excitement in being able to say that the united states need not look to any nation because of their vast resources and oil because we have the ingenuity and the ability to find

Charles B. Rangel

3:10:00 to 3:10:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: alternatives. it is endless the possibilities that this bill will pursue in encouraging the production of electricity from renewable sources, using wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, solid waste.

Charles B. Rangel

3:10:16 to 3:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: we even go as far as to have the coal electricity plants. it is a great opportunity for us and the world to explore these new areas that we just was too lazy or find no need to do. encouraging

Charles B. Rangel

3:10:29 to 3:10:40( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: energy efficient products, such as plug-in hybrid cars and incentives for conservation of energy in our buildings, whether they're residential or whether they're commercial. and i find it very

Charles B. Rangel

3:10:40 to 3:10:54( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: exciting that we allow local government that knows their communities better than we ever could to issue tax credit bonds to further explore how we can conserve energy. and so i think this is merely

Charles B. Rangel

3:10:54 to 3:11:10( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: a beginning, but it a historic beginning that defies party lines, and i do hope we thank the speaker and the chairman of the committee, the staffs who came together after working years on this project

Charles B. Rangel

3:11:10 to 3:11:22( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to come together with a bill that's the beginning of the one that could t be a new day for america, a new day for the world as we release our addiction and dependency on fossil fuel. there's another

Charles B. Rangel

3:11:22 to 3:11:40( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: part of this bill that i come to you with mixed feelings and yet ask your support. it's called the extenders. what are the extenders for the new members? it's when people want bills passed but they

Charles B. Rangel

3:11:40 to 3:11:52( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: put expiration dates on them in order to hide the real cost of the bill. . i think the ranking member of the committee on ways and means and i agree that we have so much garbage in this bill

Charles B. Rangel

3:11:52 to 3:12:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: that soon i hope someone would have the courage to take a look at the tax bill that we have and strip it of the preferential treatment and get down to make the bills that we want permanent

Charles B. Rangel

3:12:05 to 3:12:18( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: and those that should not be permanent just to kick them out. i think it's a disgrace that we have a stimulus package and we have to target the middle class in order to be given handouts

Charles B. Rangel

3:12:18 to 3:12:29( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: because they don't have enough money under our tax system to put food on the table, to provide tuition for their kids, and put clothes on their back. we target them as being people who

Charles B. Rangel

3:12:29 to 3:12:42( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: cannot afford to save and plan for the future i think is disgrace for the congress to have a tax system that way. but because we made commitments and because some of these laws are good and

Charles B. Rangel

3:12:42 to 3:12:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: efficient and because we don't have the money at this point in time to make it permanent, we come to you and ask you to support the extenders. these extenders include research and development

Charles B. Rangel

3:12:58 to 3:13:10( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: standard deduction for property tax force nonitemizers. we have provisions in here to help katrina. expanded child credits. we make more equitable how attorneys can write off their investments

Charles B. Rangel

3:13:10 to 3:13:22( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: before the end of a case. and we also make it equitable for the moving picture industry to get the same benefits that other industries get as relates to job credit. this is one heck of an opportunity,

Charles B. Rangel

3:13:22 to 3:13:35( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: i think, for us to move this forward and in a short way. it's only a one-year expense tenks which means that the next administration hopefully will be more progressive in terms of cleaning up the

Charles B. Rangel

3:13:35 to 3:13:46( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: code and maging permanent what should be made permanent -- and making permanent what should be made permanent. but it is not paid a controversial taxes. we remove preferences for income that

Charles B. Rangel

3:13:46 to 3:13:56( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: is made overseas and avoid tax liability as well as tax benefits yet to be received. so there's no pain there. i ask unanimous consent at this time to yield the remainder of my time to the gentleman

Charles B. Rangel

3:13:56 to 3:14:09( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: from washington, dr. mcdermott, for purposes of managing the bill and to thank him and so many others on the ways and means committee for their leadership, their patience, and being able

Charles B. Rangel

3:14:09 to 3:14:20( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to bring this bill to the floor. i'm fairly confident department that we'll havell very little problems in the senate to have this passed into law. remember the date, it's historic in nature.

Charles B. Rangel

3:14:20 to 3:14:29( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: remember the role you played in supporting this revolutionary approach to avoid the dependency on fossil fuel for our great nation. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman

Charles B. Rangel

3:14:29 to 3:14:44( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: from washington will control the time. the gentleman from louisiana. mr. mccrery: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccrery:

Jim McCrery

3:14:44 to 3:15:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McCrery: mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to the legislation before us today and urge all of my colleagues to vote against it today. most critically the bill claims to be a package of tax extenders but fails to deal

Jim McCrery

3:14:44 to 3:22:36( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McCrery

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