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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 3:58:10 to 4:00:25
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Fred Upton

3:57:56 to 3:58:16( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. sutton: mr. speaker, we must pass the bipartisan cars act today for our workers, for our environment, for consumers, for our economy, for our country. i thank you and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance

Fred Upton

3:58:10 to 4:00:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Fred Upton

Fred Upton

3:58:17 to 3:58:38( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: of her time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. upton: thank you, mr. spear. i would yield myself two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. upton: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i congratulate my colleague from ohio and my colleague miller. this is not the perfect bill but this is it.

Fred Upton

3:58:39 to 3:59:02( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: there is nplan b. this is not the original bill that ms. sutton and mrs. miller introduced, but this is the bill that passed our committee 50-4. one in 10 jobs in america are auto related. in the last couple of years now, particularly through this tough recession, we have lost one in five manufacturing jobs and certainl been critically hurt.

Fred Upton

3:59:03 to 3:59:23( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: the auto sector, we've seen etro million car sales just two or three years ago to probably what will be less than 10 million, not only this year but next year as well. not only the big three supports this but toyota, honda, the chamber, a whole number of different groups, the u.a.w., the auto manufacturers, the national association of manufacturs, the auto dealers asell.

Fred Upton

3:59:24 to 3:59:44( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: you know what this bill is? it's a jobs bill. but more important than that, it's an american jobs bill and it's time to stop the dominos from falling the wrong way and beginning to turn the switch from red to green for auto jobs and get something in the hands of consumers that will boost their confidence.

Fred Upton

3:59:45 to 4:00:05( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: now, who else has done this bill? well, 16, and guess what, the sales are up. germany, sales have increased by 40%. france, sales are up mar through may. the u.k., japan, china, korea, italy, spain, portugal, malaysia, austria, romainea, lu

Fred Upton

4:00:06 to 4:00:25( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: auto sales have increased by some 18%. madam speaker, this is a very good bill. it's one that has bipartisan support. it's time to put american jobs first and begin to move this process forward. we have -- we know we have a majority in this house for this bill. the question is, do we have 2/3? i'd like to think that we do.

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