Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

House Proceeding 05-21-08 on May 21st, 2008 :: 3:41:35 to 3:44:34
Total video length: 4 hours 46 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:381 Duration: 0:02:59 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

3:41:24 to 3:41:35( Edit History Discussion )

back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from louisiana. mr. mccrery: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the distinguished gentleman from indiana, mr.

Dan Burton

3:41:35 to 3:41:45( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: burton. the speaker pro tethmpore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized for two minutes. mr. burton: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. you know, i listen to my good

Dan Burton

3:41:35 to 3:44:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

3:41:45 to 3:41:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: friend, charlie rangel, the chairman of the ways and means from new york, he was talking about all these areas where we will get additional energy. there was some great ideas there. the

Dan Burton

3:41:57 to 3:42:09( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: problem is many of them are going to take a long, long time before we get the job done. right now people in this country are paying close to $4 a gallon for gasoline, and the issue is we have a

Dan Burton

3:42:09 to 3:42:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: supply of oil in this country that will take care of most of the problem. we can drill in the anwr and get a million or two million barrels of oil a day. that's 3 1/2 times the size of texas, alaska

Dan Burton

3:42:20 to 3:42:32( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: is, and we can't do it because they say it's environmentally dangerous. we can drill off the continental shelf and get a million to two million barrels a day. they won't allow us to drill off

Dan Burton

3:42:32 to 3:42:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the continental shelf. yet, cuba will drill within 50 miles from the united states and give the oil to china. they're using all these environmentally questionable issues to keep us from drilling

Dan Burton

3:42:44 to 3:42:54( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: for oil in this country to be energy independent. we've been talking about energy independence for 30, 40 years and we haven't done a darn thing about it. and the speaker said not long ago, about

Dan Burton

3:42:54 to 3:43:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: two years ago, that we were going to do something about skyrocketing gas prices when it was $2.33 gallon. now it's approaching $4 a gallon and we can't even drill for oil that's in our country to

Dan Burton

3:43:05 to 3:43:15( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: reduce the cost of gasoline. . the american people want solutions. they want democrats and republicans to come together to do what's necessary to help them with their energy problems. they want us

Dan Burton

3:43:15 to 3:43:26( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: to work together. we need to have some balance between environmental concerns and the cost that we need to deal with regarding this economy. and that means we need to lower the price of energy,

Dan Burton

3:43:26 to 3:43:35( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: especially gasoline, so people can get to and from work and deal with the problems they face on a daily basis. there's no question about that. gasoline should not be $4 a gallon and we can lower

Dan Burton

3:43:35 to 3:43:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: it if we drill for oil in our country. can i get 30 seconds? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. mccrery: i yield an additional 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the

Dan Burton

3:43:44 to 3:43:53( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: gentleman from yane is recognized for an additional 30 seconds. mr. burton: while we are talking about the long-term problems of energy and dealing with new technologies we are all for, we have

Dan Burton

3:43:53 to 3:44:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: to deal with the immediate problem. the immediate problem is drill for oil in this contry. build for refineries so we can get that oil to market and lower the gas prices like the americans

Dan Burton

3:44:05 to 3:44:14( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: want it to be lowered back down to around $2 a gallon or less. and we can d it. but we'll never do it unless we work together, democrats and republicans. all i hear from the other side of

Dan Burton

3:44:14 to 3:44:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the aisle is no. we have to worry about the environment. there has to be a balance between environment and economic concerns and we are not doing it. the speaker pr o tempore: the gentleman's

Dan Burton

3:44:22 to 3:44:34( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: time has elexpired. the ge ntleman from washington state. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, i take so much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcdermott:

Jim McDermott

3:44:34 to 3:44:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: today we are going to approve a plan that will produce a significant new energy resource for the american people. we passed this bill four times. mr. brady is right. there's nothing new here. we

Jim McDermott

3:44:34 to 3:46:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid