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House Proceeding on Jun 11th, 2008 :: 0:14:02 to 0:16:17
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70% of what we pay at the pumps comes from the price of oil in the global market, which is driven by relationships between supply and demand. to lower gas prices, we have to use american

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: energy resources. right now the u.s. produces 41% of the petroleum we use. we can do much better than that. just by opening up a small portion of alaska for oil production, we can recover 15

Stephen Cohen

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Speech By: Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: years of saudi arabian crude oil. by streamlining rules for energy exploration out of the outer continental shelf, we can access roughly 115 million barrels of oil, enough oil to power 60 million

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: cars for 60 years. with gas prices over $4 a gallon, this congress must act. we have to increase supply, doing anything else will be irresponsible. . e speaker pro tempore: for what purpose

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: does the gentleman from tennessee rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. this morning's memphis commercial

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: appeal had distressing news for our city. delta airlines had canceled part of its contract with penticlare lines, an airline that had 1,000 jobs in our commute, the c newspaper reported that stockholders

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: are concerned of the existence -- continued existence of the business. if the merger takes place, and delta and northwest merge, it's entirely possible that delta will cancel the remaining

Stephen Cohen

0:15:14 to 0:15:26( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen Cohen: portion of pinnacle's business with northwest airline where they serve many customers through northwest airlines that. would be devastating to the memphis economy and possibly cost us thousands

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: ever jobs. i am very concerned and plan to call delta airlines to find out why this contract was canceled, what possibly could happen, how this merger would affect those 1 ,000 people, and if

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: possible reregulation of the airlines is in order to make sure abrupt changes in contracts that might cause irreparable harm and immediate damage can't take place if they threaten an industry

Stephen Cohen

0:15:47 to 0:15:58( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen Cohen: and employer in my district such as pinnacle airlines. i'm concerned about the future of this large business and my community and plan to look into it for the benefit of the employers and my overall

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: business community. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. burgess: to address the house

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burgess: this the congress has placed a significant burden on american families. now they are having to decide whether to buy

Michael C. Burgess

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Michael C. Burgess: food or gasoline, the price of both have increased significantly in the past six months. and now back in my district they are having to defend themselves from opportunistic gas grabbing criminals.

Michael C. Burgess

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Speech By: Michael C. Burgess

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