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House Proceeding on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:53:00 to 0:56:05
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Kathy Castor

0:52:56 to 0:53:18( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: could have the same cards to offer positive constructive amendments and dwight debate it on the merits not on the politics. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from california. mrs. tauscher: i yield two minutes to the the gentlewoman from florida, a member of the energy and commerce committee, ms. castor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida is recognized for two minutes. ms. castor: i thank my good

Kathy Castor

0:53:00 to 0:56:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Kathy Castor

0:53:19 to 0:53:41( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: friend, congresswoman matsui, from florida and say it is absotely appropriate that congresswoman doris matsui leads off debate today on behalf of the rules committee because she has been one of america's most outspoken advocates for new clean energy economy. madam speaker, the american people's election of president obama was a call for a change

Kathy Castor

0:53:42 to 0:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: in the direction of the country. especially our energy policy. america's energy policy is outdated. we rely too much on foreign oil. which has serious economic and strategy risks. we have not invested in renewable energy or in cost saving technologies as we should. meanwhile, carbon pollution is

Kathy Castor

0:54:04 to 0:54:24( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: changing our climate and destabilizing global markets. unless carbon pollution is addressed we face an future. but thanks to the leadership of speaker pelosi, chairman waxman, and chairman markey, and many of my colleagues and businesses and citizens all across america, we now have a golden opportunity to act and to modernize energy policy and

Kathy Castor

0:54:25 to 0:54:45( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: to bolster science and research. we are going to pass the american clean energy and security act and none too soon. it comes at a critical time for our nation and right at the heels of the economic recovery act. together the clean energy act and the recovery plan provide a newfoundation for economic recovery, new jobs, and clean energy manufacturing.

Kathy Castor

0:54:46 to 0:55:06( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: we are going to drive the development of new clean energy jobs that pay well and cannot be outsourced. people are fed up with the wild swings in gas prices and tired of watching america's economy rise and fall along with the price of a barrel of oil. so we are going to commit ourselves to a new economic future.

Kathy Castor

0:55:07 to 0:55:28( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: the clean energy act has special significance to my home state of florida because alone in the continental united states my state is surrounded on three sides by water. if we do not take action to address carbon pollution, it is possible that much of my state in future decades will no

Kathy Castor

0:55:29 to 0:55:49( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: longer be be habitable. ms. matsui: i yield 30 seconds. ms. castor: the seas could rise and the coast cost move inland. florida has already seen increasing droughts and saltwater intrusion of our aquifers. what happens if we do not act? property insurance rates are already out of sight. at if scientists are right

Kathy Castor

0:55:50 to 0:56:06( Edit History Discussion )

Kathy Castor: that warmer waters increase the intensity of hurricanes? for those who say it's not time to build on a new energy economy or environmental changes can be ignored, you are on the wrong side of history. we are going to make good on the promise to future generations of americans and break our dependence on foreign oil and create the clean ergy

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