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House Proceeding on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:49:35 to 0:52:55
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Fred Upton

0:49:31 to 0:49:52( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: completely ignored. at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to the ranking member of the energy and environment subcommittee of the energy and commerce committee, mr. upton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for three minutes. mr. upton: thankou, madam speaker. this bill sure is an energy bill. this bill will turn out the lights on america. there was a chance we were

Fred Upton

0:49:35 to 0:52:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Fred Upton

0:49:53 to 0:50:13( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: going to have a bipartisan bill. but that chance melted away when the subcommittee failed to mark up a bill. we went right to full committee. we thought we might have a chance on the house floor, i can remember when speaker hastert was in your chair, madam speaker, because four years ago we had an energy bill on the floor and there wer more than 50 amendments that were offered under chairman

Fred Upton

0:50:14 to 0:50:36( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: dreier and the rules committee. many of them democratic amendments. we spent a number of days on this. and at the end of the day, both mr. dingell, the former chairman, and joe barton, the then chairman of the energy and commerce committee, were able to vote for a bill because in fact it was bipartisan. yesterday more than 200 amendments were filed up at the rules committee. many of them republican.

Fred Upton

0:50:37 to 0:50:58( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: many of them bipartisan. mr. hill, democrat from indiana, myself offered a bipartisan amendment on nuclear. nuclear is one issue that is absent from this bill. don't ask me why. there's no greenhouse gas emission was nuclear. it really is a jobs bill. i got two nuclear plants in my congressional district. when they were both brought on

Fred Upton

0:50:59 to 0:51:19( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: line, 85% of the components were made in america. today a new nuclear plant 85% will come from someplace else because we turned the light from green to red on nuclear the last 20, 25 years. yet no amendment on nuclearn this bill n. this rule. -- bill, in this rule. i woke up this morning i saw my

Fred Upton

0:51:20 to 0:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: friend and colleague, mr. inslee, speaking on c-span. this bill was going to cost only a postage stamp. look at the paper this morning, gasoline will only go 2 cents a gallon. i hope they are true but don't think they are going to be true. we had amendments as a safety valve in case it does the c.b.o. and american

Fred Upton

0:51:42 to 0:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: petroleum institute says that 77 cents a gallon. diesel price, 88 cents a gallon. some energy costs could go up by 40% to 50%. we had amendments that said, five bucks a gallon, we'll take off this cap and trade f electricity price goes up more

Fred Upton

0:52:04 to 0:52:27( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: than 10%, we'll take off cap and trade f unemployment reaches 15%, it's almost there already in michigan, we'll take off this job killing provision. were those amendments allowed? no. then we got the whole issue of india and china, jobs going someplace else. that consumed a couple hours of debate i think in full committee, yet no amendment at

Fred Upton

0:52:28 to 0:52:49( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: all allow mr. speaker -- madam speaker, my folks want to work and pay taxes, yet they are going to find themselves laid off and in michigan 100,000 folks this year will run out of benefits. no amendments are allowed to help not even a republican substitu is allowed as part

Fred Upton

0:52:50 to 0:52:55( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: of this rule. madam speaker, your side has an 80-vote margin. i'd like to think at least we

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