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House Proceeding on Jun 17th, 2008 :: 0:12:54 to 0:18:19
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Paul Hodes

0:11:19 to 0:12:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Paul Hodes

Paul Hodes

0:12:39 to 0:12:54( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Hodes: and the house is back in session for another week. today, we're going to be taking up some interesting resolutions, h.r. 1002, expresses support for designation of april, 2008, as public radio

Tom Price

0:12:54 to 0:18:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Price

Tom Price

0:12:54 to 0:13:07( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: recognition month. we're going to take up house resolution 1029, which congratulates and recognizes chi-chi rodriguez for his continued success on and off the golf course. we're going to rename

Tom Price

0:13:07 to 0:13:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: a post office in cleveland, ohio. we are going to rename a post office in rancho mirage, california. and we're going to recognize or have a bill that recognizes the historical significance of

Tom Price

0:13:20 to 0:13:32( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: juneteenth independence day. that's what's on tap for the house of representatives today, mr. speaker. what aren't we going to do? well, we aren't going to do what my constituents in the sixth

Tom Price

0:13:32 to 0:13:45( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: district of georgia want us to do and what americans all across this nation want us to do and that is to deal with the issue of gas prices. of rising gas prices. for another week, we're not

Tom Price

0:13:45 to 0:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: going to deal with that because the leadership in this house, the democratic leadership in this house will not allow the bills to come to the floor. they will increase american energy for americans.

Tom Price

0:14:00 to 0:14:15( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the average gas price in this nation today, mr. speaker, is $4.08 a gallon. in california, it's $4.60 a gallon. connecticut, $4.38 a gallon. now, facts are stubborn things, mr. speaker, but there

Tom Price

0:14:15 to 0:14:29( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: are some laws of economics that are driving all of this. part of it, not all of it, but part of it is supply and demafpbled there are some other facts it's important for all of us to appreciate.

Tom Price

0:14:29 to 0:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the united states expanded its dependence on foreign members of the organization of petroleum exporting countries, that's opec, mr. speaker, by a full 7% in 2007 alone that means we

Tom Price

0:14:46 to 0:15:05( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: increased our dependence on foreign oil. the united states is the only developed nation in the world that forebids, forebids, mr. speaker, forbids safe energy production in its outer continental

Tom Price

0:15:05 to 0:15:19( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: shelf. the only developed nation in the world. the outer continental shelf contains nearly 86 billion barrels of oil. how much is that, mr. speaker? enough oil to replace opec imports for 50 years.

Tom Price

0:15:19 to 0:15:35( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: 50 years. and we can gain that in an environmentally sensitive and sound way, without threatening the environment. our site of the aisle, the republicans, when those votes have come up

Tom Price

0:15:35 to 0:15:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: in the house, 81% of us have supported deep sea exploration for american energy for americans. the other side of the aisle, when those votes come up, 83% of house democrats have opposed. as my

Tom Price

0:15:48 to 0:16:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: friend mr. westmoreland said, we're going to break it down simply. who wants to bring on shore oil online for americans? who wants to bring deepwater oil online for americans? who want toins crease

Tom Price

0:16:02 to 0:16:14( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: refining capacity in america? american energy for americans. which members of this body want to do that? we've got a petition, got the pens at the ready, mr. speaker. all it takes is members to

Tom Price

0:16:14 to 0:16:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: step up and find their line and sign. if they need help finding their line, we'll be glad to help them. it's important, it's important that the american people know that this body, the house

Tom Price

0:16:25 to 0:16:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: of representatives, appreciates the challenges that they're having right now at the gas pump, filling up their cars and vehicles, the truckers across this nation having difficulty delivering the

Tom Price

0:16:38 to 0:16:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: goods and services, it's imperative that this house of representatives addresses the issue of conservation, yes, alternative fuel, yes, but increasing supply. when you hear our friends on the

Tom Price

0:16:48 to 0:16:59( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: other side of the aisle, they say, there's already land that's been leased to the oil companies and they aren't using it. you're right, they're not using it, mr. speaker, because there's no

Tom Price

0:16:59 to 0:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: oil underneath it. they need to go where the oil is. and the oil is demonstrated in the deep sea exploration we ought to allow. so mr. speaker, i'm proud to stand here with my colleague, who

Tom Price

0:17:13 to 0:17:27( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: has brought forward the kind of clear evidence that members of this house can demonstrate -- demonstrate to their constituents back home, it's time to increase american supply of american

Tom Price

0:17:27 to 0:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: energy for americans and i call on the leadership, the speaker of the house and the leadership of the majority party, the democrats, to bring those bills forward, let us vote. the speaker pro tempore:

Tom Price

0:18:04 to 0:18:19( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cowan for one minute. mr. doe wan: thank you, mr. speaker. -- mr. cowan: thank you, mr. speaker.

Stephen Cohen

0:18:19 to 0:18:43( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen Cohen: it is my pleasure to recognize a group -- mr. cohen: thank you. it is my pleasure to recognize a group from a church in my district. he was a city councilman, an outstanding community leader, and

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