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House Proceeding 05-21-08 on May 21st, 2008 :: 3:56:56 to 3:59:52
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about what they are paying when they pull up to the pumps. and so if we're curious about it, let's do a long-term tax credit bill that actually will be useable by the people who want to

John B. Larson

3:56:56 to 3:57:12( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: invest in these alternatives. yes, we do a little bit better job on solar. i'm surprised that they peeled one out and treated that so specially when all the others are just as meritorious.

John B. Larson

3:56:56 to 3:59:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John B. Larson

John B. Larson

3:57:12 to 3:57:22( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: and bay the way, i am not sure we have gotten to the technology yet where we can have wind turbines and solar panels for our cars. plug-in, we have not done a long-term plan for. the speaker

John B. Larson

3:57:22 to 3:57:36( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: pro tempore: the gentleman from washington state. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, could i inquire how much time remains on both sides? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington state

John B. Larson

3:57:36 to 3:57:47( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: has 12 1 minutes remaining. the gentleman from louisiana has 4 1/2. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from connecticut, mr. larson. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

John B. Larson

3:57:47 to 3:58:00( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: from connecticut is recognized for two minutes. mr. larson: i thank the speaker and the gentleman from washington state. i want to commend mr. neal for the legislation they have put forward.

John B. Larson

3:58:00 to 3:58:13( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: i want to talk about the extension of credits as it relates to geothermal, wind and solar. to extend these credits in a manner that will allow us to wi become energy independent is something

John B. Larson

3:58:13 to 3:58:27( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: long overdufort this nation. let us hope that our colleagues on the other side are able to join us in making sure that we take a positive step forward for the future of energy independence.

John B. Larson

3:58:27 to 3:58:53( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: what seems and apparently is the stumble block on the other side is that -- stumbling block on the other side is that we're paying this for -- well, taxing a group of people who otherwise go untaxed.

John B. Larson

3:58:53 to 3:59:06( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: and yet reap all the benefits of this great nation. but those poor hedge fund guys who sequester their funds offshore and are making millions of dollars, to subjegate them just shutters our friends

John B. Larson

3:59:06 to 3:59:18( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: on the other side. imagine the people they talk about back home, who mr. burton said need this relief immediately, but to do so by taxing offshore hedge funds, well, we can't have a part of

John B. Larson

3:59:18 to 3:59:33( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: that. it's time for this country to get serious about energy independence. it's time for us to step up to the plate and americans to understand that people who are making funds offshore paying

John B. Larson

3:59:33 to 3:59:43( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: no taxes ought to contribute to making sure that we're able to move this nation forward in the direction of energy independence. i commend the chairman -- chairman rangel and ritchie neal for

John B. Larson

3:59:43 to 3:59:52( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Larson: this fine proposal and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from louisiana. mr. mccrery: i yield

Jim McCrery

3:59:52 to 4:00:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McCrery: myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccrery: mr. speaker, if my good friend, mr. larson's description of the tax increase were correct

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