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House Proceeding on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 0:53:40 to 0:57:15
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Virginia Foxx

0:53:37 to 0:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: have no further speakers at this moment. i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman continues to reserve. the gentleman from ohio. mr. as she may consume to the gentlelady from north carolina. the speaker gentlelady is recognized. ms. foxx: i thank my colleague for yielding and i thank the speaker for recognizing me.

Virginia Foxx

0:53:40 to 0:57:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

0:53:58 to 0:54:18( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: i want to commend my colleague, mr. mchugh, for introducing this legislation to honor frederic remington. i'm sure it is a very well deserved honor. and i'm glad that we have the opportunity to do it here today. however there is a really critical issue facing our country these days and it is the

Virginia Foxx

0:54:19 to 0:54:39( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: cap and tax plan that the democrats are doing their best to get passed in the house of representatives. we know that the commerce and energy committee voted it out the night we left for our district work period for memorial day. but we also know that it is not

Virginia Foxx

0:54:40 to 0:55:00( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: good legislation for this country. the cap and tax plan is that it is a national energy tax which will kill jobs, raise taxes, and lead to more government intrusion in our lives. this is an irresponsible proposal that will do more harm

Virginia Foxx

0:55:01 to 0:55:22( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: than good. the president's energy plan is a $646 billion national energy tax that wil hit every american family, small business, and family energy cost also rise on average by more than $3,100 a year. those hardest hit by this

Virginia Foxx

0:55:23 to 0:55:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: massive tax will be the poor who experts agree spend a greater proportion of their income on energy consumption. so much for the president's everybody who makes less than $200,000 a yea a devastating consequence will be fewer jobs for hardwor americans.

Virginia Foxx

0:55:45 to 0:56:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: various studies suggest anywhere from 1.8 million to 7 million jobs could be lost. republicans believe there are better solutions than more taxes, fewer jobs, and government intrusion house republicans want to increase amecan energy production made by american workers, encourage greater efficiency and conservation, and

Virginia Foxx

0:56:07 to 0:56:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: promote the use of clean alternative fuels. house republicans offer a plan that is mor friendly than the democratic plan. the democrat tax -- cap and tax plan will relocate plants overseas in with far less stringent

Virginia Foxx

0:56:28 to 0:56:49( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: environmental regulations. furthermore, the g.o.p. plan will which does not emit carbon. we find it very interesting that we know very well that the french have gotten 80% of their electricity from nuclear power, have no problem with their

Virginia Foxx

0:56:50 to 0:57:11( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: nuclear waste because they recycle everything, and wind up with very, very small amounts of waste. and yet the democrats deny this opportunity to create electricity from nuclear power. we think the american people -- public needs to be made aware of of this issue and we are going

Virginia Foxx

0:57:12 to 0:57:16( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to do everything we can to educate the public on the

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