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House Proceeding 06-09-08 on Jun 9th, 2008 :: 0:37:16 to 0:39:34
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Jim Costa

0:32:08 to 0:37:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Costa

Jim Costa

0:37:05 to 0:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Costa: to support this measure that is before us. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlema n from california. mr. nunes: thank you, mr. speaker. i think the issue here is really not about

Devin Nunes

0:37:16 to 0:37:29( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: what is available for exploration and the amount of wells that have been able to be drilled on what's been allowed for exploration, the key here is most people know there is literally hundreds of

Devin Nunes

0:37:16 to 0:39:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Devin Nunes

Devin Nunes

0:37:29 to 0:37:41( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: billions of barrels of oil that is totally off-limits for us to research. i know that my friend from california is part of the solution because he is one of the few members of the democrat

Devin Nunes

0:37:41 to 0:37:58( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: caucus that actually believes in drilling for oil. i know that he agrees with drilling in alaska. he agrees with drilling in the gulf and other places where we have tremendous resources

Devin Nunes

0:37:58 to 0:38:10( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: of oil. so really the key here is trying to get, like mr. westmoreland said earlier, we need to have open time here on the floor with -- bills that come to the floor with open rules see we can allow

Devin Nunes

0:38:10 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: the majority to govern, meaning the majority of members, not just one party. so the longer that the democrats continue to take bills up to the rules committee and send them down here to the

Devin Nunes

0:38:20 to 0:38:34( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: floor to where we have no chance to offer amendments, we never have an opportunity to increase exploration. and i believe that the american people now that gas is soon-to-be $5 a gallon that

Devin Nunes

0:38:34 to 0:38:47( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: the american people have had enough of us buying all our oil from the middle east and south america and africa. they have had enough. they are fed up with it. 1/3 of our trade balance is basically

Devin Nunes

0:38:47 to 0:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: because of the money that we send out of this country for importing oil. what i'm hoping to get back to is some reasonable common sense here in the congress to where republicans and democrats

Devin Nunes

0:38:57 to 0:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: can work together and build a majority that will allow drilling in our own country, because i believe that's what the american people are asking for. and until the speaker of the house and

Devin Nunes

0:39:07 to 0:39:20( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: the rest of the leadership decide that they want to let the majority rule, a majority of members of congress and not just one party, we are going to continue to pay high prices at the pump. and

Devin Nunes

0:39:20 to 0:39:34( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: i'd like to yield, if i can, mr. speaker, to my good friend from georgia, for as much time as he can consume. the speaker pro tempore: no objection. mr. westmoreland: thank you for yielding. to my

0:39:34 to 0:39:51( Edit History Discussion )

other friend from california over there, i know that you're the -- mr. speaker, i know that the gentleman is the chairman of the subcommittee on energy and mineral resources, and i think that

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