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House Proceeding on Jun 25th, 2008 :: 0:34:36 to 0:40:59
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approve the settlement of certain land claims of the bay mills indian community. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i have a motion to recommit

Jeb Hensarling

0:34:36 to 0:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: is the gentleman opposed to the bill. >> yes, mr. speaker, in its current form. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: mr.

Jeb Hensarling

0:34:36 to 0:40:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling

0:34:46 to 0:35:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: hensarling of texas moves to recommit the bill to the commtee on natural resources with instructions to report the same back to the house forthwith with the following amendment, at the end

Jeb Hensarling

0:35:02 to 0:35:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: of the bill, insert the following, title 3, repeal of alternative fuel requirement for federal agencies, section 301, repeal of alternative fuel procurement requirement for federal agencies,

Jeb Hensarling

0:35:20 to 0:35:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: section 526, the energy independence and security act of 2007 is repealed. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from west virginia rise. mr. rahall: i have a point

Jeb Hensarling

0:35:36 to 0:35:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: of order. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman reserves his point of order? mr. rahall: yes, i reserve my point of order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized

Jeb Hensarling

0:35:49 to 0:36:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: for five minutes. mr. hensarling: it is clear that the majority of the speakers feel this is a the bait about economic development for a distressed region of michigan, about economic development

Jeb Hensarling

0:36:02 to 0:36:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: for a native american tribe. someone would have to be totally out of touch with their constituency not to realize that the number one challenge to the economic well being of our citizens is the

Jeb Hensarling

0:36:18 to 0:36:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: high cost of energy. so, mr. speaker, this motion to recommit is very simple. it removes a provision in last year's nonenergy energy bill that would flevpbt government from using its purchasing

Jeb Hensarling

0:36:32 to 0:36:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: power to spur the growth of american energy resources such as coal-to-liquids technology, oil shale and tar sands. this is especially important since we know that right north of the border,

Jeb Hensarling

0:36:47 to 0:37:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: right north of michigan, that our neighbor to the north, canada, is rich in these resources, particularly so much of their energy and many of their exports come from tar sands. the real estate

Jeb Hensarling

0:37:05 to 0:37:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: we're talking about, in question, could be greatly impacted should the section 526 not be repealed. because as most people know who studied the issue, mr. speaker, the united states air force wishes

Jeb Hensarling

0:37:19 to 0:37:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: to enter into long-term contracts in order to help develop these promising new alternative energy alternatives. yet in the democrat, non-energy energy bill they would be effectively prevented from

Jeb Hensarling

0:37:32 to 0:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: doing so that will clearly have an adverse impact upon the economic growth, the economic well being of the native american tribe in question, not to mention the real estate in question

Jeb Hensarling

0:37:47 to 0:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: as well. so, again, mr. speaker, when we look at energy, energy now has become a health care issue. it's become an education issue. it is certainly a native american issue. it is an economic

Jeb Hensarling

0:38:01 to 0:38:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: growth issue as well. so what has happened is we've seen that the democrat majority simply wants to bring us bills that somehow believe that if we beg opec, we can dring bounce -- bring down

Jeb Hensarling

0:38:12 to 0:38:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: the price of energy at the pump. maybe if we sue opec, we can bring down the price of energy at the pump. maybe if we somehow berate oil companies that will cause oil prices to go down at

Jeb Hensarling

0:38:25 to 0:38:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: the pump. maybe we should tax them. they will take those taxes and put it right back in their price. but what the democrat majority hasn't decided to do is produce american energy in america

Jeb Hensarling

0:38:37 to 0:38:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: and bring down the cost of energy that way. not only have they decided not to do it, mr. speaker, they're moving in the complete opposite direction with this section 526 which prevents the federal

Jeb Hensarling

0:38:51 to 0:39:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: government from contracting in order to spur the growth of these promising alternative fuel sources, again like coal-to-liquid technology, like oil shale, like tar sands. they're moving in the

Jeb Hensarling

0:39:02 to 0:39:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: complete opposite direction. mr. speaker, not unlike probably yourself and many of my other colleagues on the floor on both sides of the oil, -- of the aisle, we hear from our constituents.

Jeb Hensarling

0:39:14 to 0:39:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: i heard from a constituent that says the high cost of energy now is preventing them from having three meals a day. the high cost of energy has caused them to have their adult children to

Jeb Hensarling

0:39:27 to 0:39:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: have to move back in with them. and yet, our democrat majority will not bring a bill to the floor that actually produces american energy. what republicans want to do on this side of the

Jeb Hensarling

0:39:42 to 0:39:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: aisle is number one, continue to develop our renewable energy resources. mr. speaker, before coming to congress, i was an officer in a green energy company. those technologies are promising.

Jeb Hensarling

0:39:53 to 0:40:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: but mr. speaker, until they are technologically and economically viable it will be years to come. in the meantime, people have to take their children to school every day, they have to go to

Jeb Hensarling

0:40:06 to 0:40:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: work every day. many have to go and see their physicians. so we need to bring down the cost of this energy now. we know that we haven't built a refinery in america in almost 30 yrs. our

Jeb Hensarling

0:40:18 to 0:40:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: capacity is down. we're having to import not just crude, but we're having to import refined gasoline as well. yet the democrat majority does nothing, does nothing to help build more refineries.

Jeb Hensarling

0:40:36 to 0:40:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: we need diversify case, we need -- diversify case, we need nuclear energy. we know nuclear energy has no greenhouse emissions whatsoever. it's imperative that we pass this motion and get more mo american

Jeb Hensarling

0:40:46 to 0:40:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jeb Hensarling: energy today. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has ex-pimplede for what purpose does the gentleman from west virginia rise. mr. rahall: i have a point of order. the speaker

Nick J. Rahall

0:40:59 to 0:41:17( Edit History Discussion )

Nick J. Rahall: pro tempore: the gentleman will state his point of order. mr. rahall: after listening to the gentleman's diatribe or whatever it was, never once did i hear the word indian, it's an example

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