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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 3:37:25 to 3:42:35
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Marsha Blackburn

3:37:22 to 3:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: already been supportive of activities at mojave airance space port. congratulations to all the students who participated. with that, i'm proud to support and bring this to the floor. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. tonko: does the gentleman from pennsylvania have further

Marsha Blackburn

3:37:25 to 3:42:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

3:37:43 to 3:38:04( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: speakers? mr. platts: i do have additional speakers. mr. tonko: i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the bal of his time. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. platts: i yield five minutes to the distinguished lady from tennessee, mrs. blackburn. the speaker pro tempore: the distinguished lacy is -- lady is recognized for five minutes.

Marsha Blackburn

3:38:05 to 3:38:26( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: mrs. blackburn: i rise to to support the intermediate space challenge. unfortunately, mr. speaker, many of the young people that are growing up and participating in this are going to find they're going to grow up in a very different america than we have grown up in because of the increase in taxes that are taking place every single day and the way

Marsha Blackburn

3:38:27 to 3:38:47( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: this crowds out opportunity for young people. indeed, my colleagues across the aisle have become the party of punishment. that is what i'm hearing from my constituents as i traveled across the seventh district this past weekend. they are very, very concerned. what they're telling me is they know that clean air and clean

Marsha Blackburn

3:38:48 to 3:39:08( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: water and clean energy is important. mr. speaker, i know we as politicians would say we're even for clean mud. we're just not for taxing people out of their house and homes to pay for clean energy. that's exactly what this cap and trade bill or cap and tax, as we call it, cap our growth, tax our people, trade our jobs

Marsha Blackburn

3:39:09 to 3:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: and that is what it is going to do. as the democrats put a the very air that we breathe. the cap and trade bill that came out of the energy and commerce committee last week, federal building standards are in that bill are of concern to

Marsha Blackburn

3:39:30 to 3:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: our realtors, to our comrcial property holders. knowing that there will be these standards that are going to be very, very difficult for them to comply with. knowing that they're -- there are going to be energy awe kits -- audits put on their houses. knowing they'll have to buy carbon credits if they don't have a windmill or solar panels

Marsha Blackburn

3:39:51 to 3:40:11( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: on the roof or windmill in the yard. knowing that they literally are going to see the air that they breathe taxed. and as my colleague from georgia had previously said, you know, groceries don't go in -- don't grow in a grocery store. they don't grow in a grocery store, mr. speaker. they grow out in the fields.

Marsha Blackburn

3:40:12 to 3:40:32( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: they require this carbon dioxide in order to grow and be green and be healthy. and to provide the food. and the forestation that we need here in the united states and certainly around the globe. the cap and trade bill is something that is going to limit opportunity.

Marsha Blackburn

3:40:33 to 3:40:53( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: it is something that we are going to see affect jobs and future jobs. we know that it is expected to cost us over a million jobs lost and that we are going to see our unemployment numbers rise substantially. we're going to see our

Marsha Blackburn

3:40:54 to 3:41:14( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: electricity rates go up by 90%. when we were in committee we offered an amendment that would have ended cap and trade if gas went over $5 a gallon. mr. speaker, our colleagues across the aisle sought to defeat that we said, let's end it if unemployment goes past 15%. and our colleagues across the

Marsha Blackburn

3:41:15 to 3:41:35( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: aisle said, no. they were not going to end it if unpliment employment went past 15%. we said, let's tell everybody what this costs, how much is it increasing the cost of the gas you buy, how much is it increasing the cost of the food you yet?

Marsha Blackburn

3:41:36 to 3:41:57( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: and our colleagues across the aisle said no. they were not going to disclose that and vote for and support that amendment. we even offered an amendment that would protect the innovators of tomorrowho are going to solve the energy issues that we have before us and they sought not to provide that intellectual property

Marsha Blackburn

3:41:58 to 3:42:18( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: protection for all these young boys and girls, many who are going through the intermediate space challenge now, many who will be the innovators of tomorrow, who will solve energy issues for future decades, who will create the electric cars. indeed, when you lk at the electric cars and lithium ion

Marsha Blackburn

3:42:19 to 3:42:35( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: battery the states that hold the most patents for furthering this invention are california, ohio, mained great state of tennessee. intellectual property protection should have been provid for those. many of those innovators of tomorrow are in this program we are celebrating.

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