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House Proceeding on Jun 4th, 2008 :: 4:14:53 to 4:17:26
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Mike Thompson

4:14:33 to 4:14:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Thompson: mr. speaker, this is incredibly important legislation and i hope it doesn't devolve into the partisan debate that's been going on earlier today to point the fingers of blame on the current

Wally Herger

4:14:53 to 4:15:08( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: high cost of gasoline at the pump. this is about another crisis the american people are experiencing, not as widespread as the cost of fuel, but the impact will be even heavier on more than

Wally Herger

4:14:53 to 4:17:26( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wally Herger

Wally Herger

4:15:08 to 4:15:22( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: 600 counties and 42 states and hundreds of school districts across america. this is the issue of whether or not we should continue to compensate these counties for the fact that they have very

Wally Herger

4:15:22 to 4:15:37( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: high ownership of federal lands and federal forest, federal forest policy has changed and their revenues have diminished dramatically and many have no alternative under the state constitution

Wally Herger

4:15:37 to 4:15:50( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: or other laws to go out and replace those funds, particularly in the short term. it's expensive, it would cost $1.9 billion over four years, but being sentencive to the fact that many of

Wally Herger

4:15:50 to 4:16:02( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: us o -- sensitive to the fact that many of us on this side of the aisle that the policies of recent years have put the country on the verge of bankruptcy, we pay for it. in fact with the value

Wally Herger

4:16:02 to 4:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: of what we have here in so-called offset in washington speak, the way we pay for it with fees on offshore oil leases that were inadvertently omitted by the clinton administration would

Wally Herger

4:16:19 to 4:16:32( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: raise $3.3 billion. that means we pay for rural schools and counties. that's 7,000 teachers, that's hundreds of deputy sheriffs, hundreds of corrections officers, many road workers, other critical public

Wally Herger

4:16:32 to 4:16:47( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: safety folks, public health, all across 42 states in america. and 600 counties. we pay for that with this bill. in fact we would help reduce the deficit which is something we are handing off to

Wally Herger

4:16:47 to 4:16:58( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: our kids and we do need to deal with by $1.4 billion. now, some will object to the offset that the oil companies shouldn't be required to pay a fee even though they got this royalty relief

Wally Herger

4:16:58 to 4:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: without a cap inadvertently, by mistake, by a previous administration. i really hope that they don't take the debate down that path. that does not do the counties, the schools, the teachers, the

Wally Herger

4:17:13 to 4:17:26( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: police, the deputies and the others justice. let's focus on the issue at hand. if they have an alternative to fund this, i have been trying desperately for more than a year. it's been

David Wu

4:17:26 to 4:17:39( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: quite some time since this bill came out of committee mr. walden and i joined in a bipartisan way earlier this year in a letter on january 18 to the majority asking this bill be brought up.

David Wu

4:17:26 to 4:19:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Wu

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