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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 3:51:50 to 3:57:55
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Betty Sue Sutton

3:51:38 to 3:51:58( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: pass 2751, the consumer assistance to recycle and save act. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2751, a bill to to accelerate motor fuel savings nationwide and provide incentives to registered owners of high polluting automobiles to replace such automobiles with new fuel efficient and less polluting automobiles. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the

Betty Sue Sutton

3:51:50 to 3:57:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Betty Sue Sutton

3:51:59 to 3:52:20( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: gentlewoman from ohio, ms. sutton, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from ohio. ms. sutton: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. sutton: mr. speer, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore:

Betty Sue Sutton

3:52:21 to 3:52:41( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: gentlelady. -- the gentlelady is recognized. ms. sutton: mr. speaker, i rise on behalf of 2,000 people who are in the assembly plant in my district. i rise for the 159,000 ohioans with auto-related jobs and the three million to five million americans who rely on the auto industry to provide for their families. i rise today on behalf of the

Betty Sue Sutton

3:52:42 to 3:53:02( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: environment as we turn the corner to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve fuel economy and to help reduce our reliance on foreign oil. i rise today on behalf of consumers throughout our great country who continue to struggle during this global recession. and i rise today as the proud sponsor of the consumer assistance to recycle and save act, also known as the cars

Betty Sue Sutton

3:53:03 to 3:53:23( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: act. and i want to thank president obama for his support of this legislation, and i want to thank speaker pelosi for supporting this effort and thank majority leader-hour for all of the help that he has -- majorityeader hoyer for all the help that he has provided as we deliver this bill to the american people. i want to thank chairman

Betty Sue Sutton

3:53:24 to 3:53:44( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: waxman, chairman markey, representativ israel, inslee, stupak and upton for their collaboration and support on this bill. and thank you to my colleagues, representative candice miller and representative bruce braley who started this process with me back in march. mr. speaker, the bipartisan cars act will sure up millions of jobs and stimulate local

Betty Sue Sutton

3:53:45 to 3:54:06( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: economies. it will reduce our dependence on foreign oil. it will provide much-needed financiaassistance to consumers to trade in less fuel-efficient vehicles, for vehicles which achieve a measured increase fuel economy. what the cars act will not do is allow someone to trade in a vehicle and receive a voucher to purchase a vehicle that is

Betty Sue Sutton

3:54:07 to 3:54:27( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: less fuel economy. we have ensured environmental integrity in this bill. and this bill demonstrates that we do not have to bind ourselves to the arguments of the past. we no longer have to give into the temptation of either or thinking. the cars act demonstrates that

Betty Sue Sutton

3:54:28 to 3:54:48( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: we can free ourselves of the false thinking of either you are for the environment or you are for jobs. we can do both. 2009 auto sales are down nearly 42% below the 2005 peak. we have not seen such a decline since 1955, and this decline jeopardizes our country's

Betty Sue Sutton

3:54:49 to 3:55:09( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: largest manufacturing industry. these are not ordinary times. these times call for bold action. three million to five million jobs are at risk. auto-related jobs number in the thousands in every state in our nation. and though it's called the cars act, this bill is far more than about just cars. it's about people.

Betty Sue Sutton

3:55:10 to 3:55:30( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: it's about the millions of families in this great nation who depend on the strength of our auto-related industries for their livelihood. it's about our friends and our neighbors and it's about our communities that depend on auto-related jobs for their tax base, to support their schools, their police, fire and other city services. by passing the cars act we can

Betty Sue Sutton

3:55:31 to 3:55:51( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: shore up these jobs, get customers back in the showroom, help our dealers, move cars and improve the environment. nations across the world have instited incentive programs. in may while our auto sales in this country fell 34%, les in germany increased 40% after they instituted a program. on may 19, the committee on

Betty Sue Sutton

3:55:52 to 3:56:12( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: energy and commerce passed an amendment of the american clean energy and security act by a bipartisan vote of 50-4. under the cars act consumers will trade in less fuel-efficient vehicles and receive an electronic voucher for $3,500 to $4,500 at the point of sale toward the lease

Betty Sue Sutton

3:56:13 to 3:56:35( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: or purchase of a vehicle with increased fuel efficiency. light-duty trucks, both small and large, also qualify under the program. and work trucks often used by small businesses will be eligible for replacement as well. and thgh our fleet modernization program is open to vehicles regardless of where they are made, i encourage everyone w participates in this program to think about the

Betty Sue Sutton

3:56:36 to 3:56:58( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: families who depend upon cars made in the united stas and ask you to purchase a fuel-efficient vehicle assembled right here at home to help shore up jobs and help our environment. others use a gentler term, fleet modernization, but by any title, the cars act offers multiple benefits.

Betty Sue Sutton

3:56:59 to 3:57:20( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: this bill has earned broad base support. it has the support of ford and g.m. and chrysler, the united auto workers, the business roundtable, the automotive trade policy council, the ohio automobile dealers association, goodyear tire and rubber company, national paint and coating association, the alliance of automobile

Betty Sue Sutton

3:57:21 to 3:57:41( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: manufacturers, motor and equipment manufacturers association, specialty equipment market association, the association of international automobile manufacturers, the american iron and steel institute, automotive recycler association, the united steel workers, the national automobile dealers association, the american international automobile dealers, the

Betty Sue Sutton

3:57:42 to 3:57:55( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: national association of manufacturers, the a.f.l.c.i.o. and the united states chamber of -- afl-cio and the united states chamber of congress. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the letters be included in the record.

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