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House Proceeding 06-17-08 on Jun 17th, 2008 :: 0:50:53 to 0:54:08
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0:50:39 to 0:50:53( Edit History Discussion )

gentleman from georgia. mr. westmoreland: i found some of the facts today pretty interesting thabt mob key bill this monkey business, mr. speaker. i've only been in congress four years,

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:50:53 to 0:51:06( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: i was in the state legislature 12 years, and i have never had a call about a monkey bite or monodeekey bites being rampant in my district. i'm sure it's important, as my friend from utah

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:50:53 to 0:54:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:51:06 to 0:51:20( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: stated, don't be real alarmed that your congress has brought this front and center, the first bill on the floor today in the house of representatives. you can take comfort because only one

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:51:20 to 0:51:30( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: in 38 million -- that's your chances of getting bit by a monkey today. your chances are pretty good if you're driving a gasoli-powered car, when you pull into the service station, you're going to

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:51:30 to 0:51:43( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: pay about $4.08 a gallon for gas. that's for sure. so we need to be concentrating on that pain that you're feeling, not the pain of a monkey bite, but the pain at the gas pump that you're

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:51:43 to 0:51:54( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: feeling. and you know, we're going to spend, as my friend from utah said, a half million dollars per monkey bite in this country. to are expensive monkey bites. not only are they so rare but expensive,

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:51:54 to 0:52:07( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: but we could be spending that money towards drilling, towards exploring our own natural resources. and that's the reason why i've came up with a petition. i heard about all these petitions

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:52:07 to 0:52:20( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: on the internet about where american citizens could go and sign a petition to let congress know how they felt about high energy prices. and i thought, you know, why don't you come up with a

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:52:20 to 0:52:33( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: petition that the members of congress can sign to let the people of america know how their representative feels about commonsense issues of providing our own resources. so we came up

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:52:33 to 0:52:46( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: with the american energy solutions for lower gas prices. bring on-shore oil online, bring deepwater oil online and bring new refineries online. and just to make it special, i made every member

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:52:46 to 0:52:58( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: of congress a separate line on the petition and what the petition says is, i will vote to increase u.s. oil production to lower gas prices for americans. and there's two pence on it. as so i'm

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:52:58 to 0:53:13( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: going to invite everybody to sign it. and, mr. speaker -- two pens on it. and so i'm going to invite everybody to sign it. and, mr. speaker, there are probably 410 or 412 that will vote

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:53:13 to 0:53:28( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: on the monkey bite. and i would hope that we will have that many signatures on this petition. there's 435 slots over here for people who have the ability and under the constitution to have

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:53:28 to 0:54:08( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: the ability to sign that petition to let their constituents know that they're for commonsense energy practices. you know, the key word today, mr. speaker, and -- in all the campaigns

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