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House Proceeding on Jun 8th, 2006 :: 1:33:10 to 1:35:13
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Joe Barton

1:27:52 to 1:33:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Barton

Joe Barton

1:33:02 to 1:33:10( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Barton: merits of the bill later this afternoon and tomorrow. and i yield back my time. mr. diaz-balart: inquiry of the time remaining on all sides, mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's

Fred Upton

1:33:10 to 1:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: time has expired and you have four minutes. mr. diaz-balart: i yield two minutes to mr. upton of michigan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. upton:

Fred Upton

1:33:10 to 1:35:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Fred Upton

Fred Upton

1:33:19 to 1:33:32( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: well, thank you, mr. speaker. and i would just like to say i was just -- to correct the record, i was not a big supporter of this 6% from the beginning. i can point the finger at others.

Fred Upton

1:33:32 to 1:33:46( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: i was not the instigator of this. however, it is part of the bill. and in fact, a study was put out that according to the phoenix center for advanced legal and economic public policy studies,

Fred Upton

1:33:46 to 1:34:04( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: it indicates that competition in the rise of the number of cable providers will cause total cable industry revenues to go up such that the 5% franchise fee along with the 1% increase for the p.e.g.

Fred Upton

1:34:04 to 1:34:13( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: channels will see revenues increased by as much as 30%. i might note that where does that 30% come from? it comes from us, the consumers . it's passed along. so the cities are going to actually

Fred Upton

1:34:13 to 1:34:26( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: increase revenue, they're going to still maintain the control of the right of way, as they should. i don't know where the c.b.o. came up with this study. i know that -- i'm told that they conferred

Fred Upton

1:34:26 to 1:34:37( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: with our staff. they obviously didn't listen very well. i look forward to -- >> will the gentleman yield? mr. upton: i won't yield at this point. i look forward to co-sponsoring the legislation

Fred Upton

1:34:37 to 1:34:49( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: along with chairman barton. i think this does need to be addressed. c.b.o. i think in addition made another major mistake on the transition to digital bill that the president signed into law

Fred Upton

1:34:49 to 1:35:00( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: earlier this year when they calculated that the sal of the spectrum, the analog spectrum would bring in only $10 billion when in fact we saw some private studies that it might be as much as $20 billion.

Fred Upton

1:35:00 to 1:35:13( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: so again, mr. speaker, i would ask my colleagues to support the rules committee and deny this motion. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida,

Lincoln Diaz-Balart

1:35:13 to 1:35:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lincoln Diaz-Balart: mr. diaz-balart. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i'm glad we had this opportunity. i think it's appropriate for the minority to use the rights available to it, that's part of the democratic

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