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House Proceeding on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:29:55 to 0:39:35
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Pete Sessions

0:29:45 to 0:30:07( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: us to debate this very important bill. i rise in opposition to this lockdown rule and the underlying legislation which, if passed, the "wall street journal" correctly notes will become the biggest tax in american history. after limited committee hearings and only one markup on

Pete Sessions

0:29:55 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

0:30:08 to 0:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this 1,200-plus page bill the negotiation that is have brought this bill to the floor have completely excluded republicans and ignored our good ideas on how to stop the most economically devastating and job killing parts of this bill. . for example, during the bill's brief deliberation during

Pete Sessions

0:30:29 to 0:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: committee, republicans offered three commonsense amendments. one to suspend the program if gas prices hit $5 a gallon. one to suspend the program if electricity prices rise 10% over 2009. and one to suspend the program if unemployment rates hit 15%. but unfortunately the

Pete Sessions

0:30:51 to 0:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: committee's democrats defeated them all. to make matters worse for the past two weeks despite numerous contrary promises to our democratic colleagues and to the american people, speaker pelosi and h lieutenants on the rules committee have limited open debate and once again here on the floor debate to talk about

Pete Sessions

0:31:12 to 0:31:33( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this unprecedented bill that is before the american people. while this behavior is undemocratic and mildly irritating, when dealing with bill paid parental leave act of 2009 it is simply unacceptable when it comes to legislation of such great importance to the future

Pete Sessions

0:31:34 to 0:31:54( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: of american jobs and families. so once again this morning in the rules committee after -- and by the way that was about 2:00 to 3:30 this morning -- after being handed a brand new 309-page revision of the bill, this unacceptable behavior continued.

Pete Sessions

0:31:55 to 0:32:15( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: my republican colleagues and i offered numerous good ideas and improvements to this brand new bill this morning which not one member has even read. as a matter of fact, we even joked about that as we walked in about 2:00 this morning about, sure, everybody had a chance to read the bill. that's why we were up so late last night.

Pete Sessions

0:32:16 to 0:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: this legislation that republicans proposed would have provided commonsense relief for farmers and small businesses that drive our economy. unsurprisingly, each of these good ideas was rejected by our democrat colleagues a lines. whether or not to impose the biggest tax increase in

Pete Sessions

0:32:37 to 0:32:58( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: american history is a very serious issue and one that affects every american family. legislation that the heritage foundation estimates will cost working families in the 32nd congressional district of texas, just one district which i happen to epresent, some

Pete Sessions

0:32:59 to 0:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: 4,178 jobs in 2012. and we believe that this should -- this bill should be actually debated and openly read so that everyone doesn't just rush through this day but rather understands the true impact of the rule being proposed here today is a grave mistake and

Pete Sessions

0:33:20 to 0:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: undemocratic embarrassment. and i for one think this body can do better. we owe it to the american people to allow members, members of this body on both sides who have good ideas to be heard. especially the ideas to address the needs of rural and working class people who will see their

Pete Sessions

0:33:43 to 0:34:03( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: incomes and choices slashed by this bill. instead of an inclusive debate on how to conserve our resources an affordable energy for american businesses and democrats' answer to the worse recession in decades is a national energy tax.

Pete Sessions

0:34:04 to 0:34:25( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: thinly disguised as a climate change bill. billions of dollars wasted on extra energy costs and millions of jobs lost is an extremely high price to pay for a bill that is estimated at best to slow the earth's temperature

Pete Sessions

0:34:26 to 0:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: rises by 1/100 of a single degree by .2 of a degree by 2060. it's clear, nancy pelosi's national energy tax will kill american jobs, it will raise prices on hdworking american

Pete Sessions

0:34:47 to 0:35:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: families and does almost nothing to clean up our environment. but the american people watching today's debate don't need to take my word for it. president obama and his senior administration officials and many prominent democrats agree that cap and trade is actually cap and tax. in january of 2008, president

Pete Sessions

0:35:09 to 0:35:29( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: obama told "the san francisco chronicle" that unde preferred cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. then on february 26, 2009, the president's own budget estimates that the climate revenue generated by this

Pete Sessions

0:35:30 to 0:35:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: legislation to pay for washington bureaucrat health care run program and a job stimulus package would cost american manufacturers and energy producers $646 billion over 10 years. three weeks later, the administration's top economic

Pete Sessions

0:35:51 to 0:36:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: advisors disagreed with this lowball figure suggesting that cap and trade could actually cost up to $1.9 trillion over 10 years. next, former energy and commerce committee chairman, john dingellstated in a quote, nobody in this country

Pete Sessions

0:36:12 to 0:36:34( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: realizes that cap and trade is a tax, and it's a big one. as recently as this week, congressman gene green of texas stated in an op-ed instituting a cap on a nationwide greenhouse gas emissns will raise the price of energy for consumers and businesses alike.

Pete Sessions

0:36:35 to 0:36:58( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: madam speaker, i'm confused. why on this earth would my friends on your side of the aisle create such a big tax on all american families and businesses during a time that a recession is so serious? why are we rushing to do this with $1 trillion spending plan

Pete Sessions

0:36:59 to 0:37:19( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: that will such have a large impact on the american people on killing jobs and making it more difficult for us to come out of this recession? on june 15 i received a letter from the texas comptroller of public accounts stating that the current plan to implement mandatory mission caps would weigh far more heavily on texas

Pete Sessions

0:37:20 to 0:37:40( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: than any other region in the country. it goes on to note that, and i quote, based on rising fuel prices as a result of the cap and trade provisions of this bill, texas could see $1 -- 135,000 to 277,000 fewer jobs

Pete Sessions

0:37:41 to 0:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: in 2012, the first year of the bill. madam speaker, texas leads this country in jobs, and people are coming to texas from all over the united states just to have jobs. why would we go and diminish the opportunities for people to

Pete Sessions

0:38:02 to 0:38:22( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: find those jobs that were available to help their families? madam speaker, families all over texas are already hurting, and with all the other troubles plaguing the economy, they simply cannot afford the additional and completely avoidable economic asexual assault that the new democrat majority is placing on the

Pete Sessions

0:38:23 to 0:38:44( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: american people. perhaps worst of speaker, the economic damage created by this legislation actually favors foreign companies over american ones. ina, the number one emitter of greenhouse gases, and india who is said to expand its emissions, will not be required to modify their behavior at all.

Pete Sessions

0:38:45 to 0:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: that means that this new democrat majority is taking the astonis american small businesses and consumers to carry the global load for the world's carbon consumption. because, as everyone understands, if only americans tax their manufacturing and productions then only americans

Pete Sessions

0:39:08 to 0:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: will be losing out while india and other countries gain an advantage over our manufacturing businesses, jobs and future. every member of this chamber understands that in an era of rising energy costs, congress must and should be doing something in its power to ensure that domestic production

Pete Sessions

0:39:30 to 0:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: of clean energy is available at however, i recently received a letter from the american

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