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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 0:44:10 to 0:50:10
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Bob Goodlatte

0:44:06 to 0:44:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: me in honoring the distinguished memory of sergeant jeffrey w. jordan. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. goodlatte. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? mr. goodlatte: permission to address e house for five

Bob Goodlatte

0:44:10 to 0:50:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Goodlatte

0:44:28 to 0:44:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: minutes and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. golatte: mr. speaker as we speaker here on the floor of the house right now, the house agriculture com a hearing on the legislation reported out of the energy and commerce committee, the so-called cap and trade legislat manyf us know it as cap and tax or as massive new energy tax

Bob Goodlatte

0:44:51 to 0:45:11( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: on the american people. the agriculture committee has wisely decided to hold a hearing on this complex legi in fact, the secretary of agriculture has been answering questions from members on both sides of the aisle for the past 3 1/2 hours, as members are

Bob Goodlatte

0:45:12 to 0:45:32( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: almost uniformly opposed to the legislation, regardless of their party status and have expressed grave concerns about the impact this will have on america's farmers and ranchers, that it will have on rural america and indeed, the devastating impact that it will have on our economy and jobs and our standard of living as a whole.

Bob Goodlatte

0:45:33 to 0:45:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: and i want to bring to the attention to the members of the house some of the concerns that we have raised. the impact of this legislation will have on our economy and our very lives is tensive and we should make sure that not just the energy and commerce commtee, but every committee in the house fully vets this bill. the cap and trade proposal is

Bob Goodlatte

0:45:54 to 0:46:14( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: really a $846 billion national energy tax that will hit nearly every american. moving into a cap and trade system will place the united states' economy at a distinct disadvantage, becae it would place significant costs on every american business, farmer, manufacturer and american families.

Bob Goodlatte

0:46:15 to 0:46:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: this bill will raise electric bills across the countryy hindering the development of traditional energy sources while also ironically limiting the development of renewable energy. coal provides the majority of electricity generation in this country and this bill will effectively stop coal-fired power plants being built in the

Bob Goodlatte

0:46:38 to 0:46:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: united states at a time when one new coal-fired electric generating plant is being built a week in china. they will use it to power the growth in their economy, taking jobs away from the united states and putting the same co-2 gas into the atmosphere that we are passing this legislation to try and stop in this country. it makes no sense.

Bob Goodlatte

0:47:00 to 0:47:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: nuclear power is the second largest source of electricity generation and largest source of co-2-free energy which is ignored by this bill, notwithstanding the fact that it will reduce co-2 gas emissions by a far greater measure than any of the other alternatives being discussed. the one size fits all renewable

Bob Goodlatte

0:47:22 to 0:47:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: electric standard. this legislation assumes that all states have the exact same amount of renewable resources and can develop them and penalize states when they cannot. furthermore, the legislation excludes far too many people who should be able to participate in the renewable energy market. i know i speak for members on both sides of our committee when

Bob Goodlatte

0:47:43 to 0:48:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: i say that the biomass definition in this bill is inadequate. woody biomass is a clean, sustainable form of energy that deserves encouragement from the federal government, not needed restrictions. given the restrictions already placed on woody biomass by the renewable fuel standards, we should not not be repeating the

Bob Goodlatte

0:48:05 to 0:48:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: same mistake in this legislation. we must keep in mind that agriculture is energy intensive industry and this legislation will make the cost of energy even higher. it's estimated that the waxman legislation will raise electricity rates 90% after adjusting for inflation. gas prices, 74%. and natural gas prices, 55%.

Bob Goodlatte

0:48:28 to 0:48:49( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: there is no doubt that this legislation will raise the cost of fertilizer, chemical and equipment, which farmers use daily. this will cause serious economic harm for the american farmer. according to the heritage foundation, farm income is expect todd drop because of this legislation by $8 billion in

Bob Goodlatte

0:48:50 to 0:49:10( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: 2012, $25 billion in 2024 and over $50 billion by 2025. these are decreases. i do not know how we can expect american farmers to survive when we cut their farm income by 94%. what i found even more interesting that the impet

Bob Goodlatte

0:49:11 to 0:49:32( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: tuesday for this legislation is to reduce carbon emissions. the legislation does not specifically provide for agricultural or forestry assets but leaves ell i believe assets to the discretion of the environmental protection agency. over 30 pages of this bill are

Bob Goodlatte

0:49:33 to 0:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: devoted to developing international forestry offsets including to send american taxpayers overseas to developing countries. i urge my colleagues to look at this legislation closely and soundly reject it. the speaker pro tempore: mrs. bachmann. mr. carter. for what purpose does the

Bob Goodlatte

0:49:54 to 0:50:11( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: gentleman from texas rise? mr. carter: address the house out of order for five minutes, revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: thank you, mr. speaker, for recognizing me and alwing me to speak and i'd like to start first by apologizing to mr. ryan who i just wandered in here and walked in front of him while was

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