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House Proceeding on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 0:39:50 to 0:44:05
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Virginia Foxx

0:39:46 to 0:40:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: let us create new clean energy jobs in america. we cannot delay economic recovery furtr destabilization of our climate. i yield back the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, for five minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, madam chair. my colleague fromndiana made some very, very eloquent and

Virginia Foxx

0:39:50 to 0:44:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:40:07 to 0:40:28( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: compelling remarks about the status of our economy, and my colleague from west virginia gave valuable information on energy and called attention to some important issues. my distinguished colleague from florida, whom like and admire very much, says the energy bill will create jobs, but he's wrong. it will kill jobs.

Virginia Foxx

0:40:29 to 0:40:50( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: he never answered his own question -- why don't we produce those mirrors in the united states? because our taxes are high and regulations drive jobs overseas. america, if the democrats pass this cap and tax bill, get ready to pay more for

Virginia Foxx

0:40:51 to 0:41:12( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: electricity, a lot more. this cap and tax scheme, better known as t national energy tax, if it becomes law will cost $846 billion. that's according to the congressional budget office's latest estimate. the c.b.o. is a nonpartisan organization. who's going to bear the brunt

Virginia Foxx

0:41:13 to 0:41:33( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: of this new national energy tax? anyone who turns the lights on. but it's also going to be especially harmful for many of my constituents and all others who work in manufacturing. as companies adjust to this new energy tax, many will be forced to ship jobs and the accompanying greenhouse gas emissions overseas where energy

Virginia Foxx

0:41:34 to 0:41:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: costs will be much lower. many employers will face the tough choice of outsourcing or going out of business altogether. this destructive energy policy will kill millions of american jobs and permanently send them overseas. and i and many others cannot support this.

Virginia Foxx

0:41:58 to 0:42:19( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: i want to quote from a report that came out from the weams ranking member dave camp who has based his -- weams ranking member dave camp who has based his -- ways and means dave camp. he says, quote, the facts are plain and clean.

Virginia Foxx

0:42:20 to 0:42:40( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the president's pledge is broken. the president has repeatedly stated that married couples earning $250,000 or less would not face a raise in taxes. it will not help famies making more than $42,000 or individuals makings little as

Virginia Foxx

0:42:41 to 0:43:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: $23,000. increasing americans' fuel and utility bills in this recession is not only bad policy but it completely ignores the hardships millions of americans are already facing. this is dangerous legislation in desperate need of closer view, end quote. republicans want energy independence for americans, and we can have it, but not under

Virginia Foxx

0:43:03 to 0:43:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: this cap and tax bill. and, madam chairman, i'd l to point out one other issue that's before the congress recently and that is money for the i.m.f., the international monetary fund in the supplemental bill. what they -- what the democrats want to do is cut $5 billion from our troops in order to

Virginia Foxx

0:43:24 to 0:43:46( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: fund the i.m.f. and because any i.m.f. member country may apply for these loans, iran, venezuela, zimbabwe and burma are all eligible. therefore, state sponsors of terrorism can receive american taxpayer money under the democrats' proposal. "the new york times" reported

Virginia Foxx

0:43:47 to 0:44:05( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: on may 27 that hezbollah is in talks with the ifrlt m.f. about -- i.m.f. about continuing loans to lebanon if they win an election. therefore, a terrorist organization could receive american taxpayer dollars under the democrats' proposal.

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