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House Proceeding on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 1:16:10 to 1:18:35
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Adam B. Schiff

1:16:07 to 1:16:27( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: this rule, this legislation, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempor gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. sessions: if i could please ask my colleague, the gentlewoman from california, if she could in an effort to g our time back to an even balance, if she could have one of her speakers up at this time . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas reserves

Adam B. Schiff

1:16:10 to 1:18:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Adam B. Schiff

Adam B. Schiff

1:16:28 to 1:16:49( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: his time. ms. matsui: i'd lik to the gentleman from california. the speaker pro tempore: gentleman from california is recognized for two minutes. mr. schiff: madam speaker, the bill today that chairman waxman has so carefully sent to the floor today is landmark achievement for this body. for the first time as a nation, we are moving towards energy

Adam B. Schiff

1:16:50 to 1:17:11( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: independence, creating millions of new clean jobs, and confronting t threat that global warming poses to the earth. as parents we all struggle to provide r children with a better life. without the strong action embodied in this bill, the world that we bequeath to our children will be diminished by continued reliance on middle eastern oil, by exporting

Adam B. Schiff

1:17:12 to 1:17:33( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: billions of hard earned american dollars to petrodictatorships and warming earth. america has been at her best during her greatest struggles. as before her industry and entrepreneurial sprirt will prevail. already the -- spirit will prevail. already the green technology industry is booming across the country with new factories built and new companies formed

Adam B. Schiff

1:17:34 to 1:17:54( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: every day. unfortunately the federal government itselfas not been able to fully utilize renewable energy. many renewable energy insulation vs. large up-front costs which then have to be recovered in the form of cheap energy over the course of many years. but the federal government has been restrictive from signing long-term contracts for energy.

Adam B. Schiff

1:17:55 to 1:18:15( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: so affordable renewable energy has been unavailable to thousands of government offices around the country. the rule for this bill inserts an important provision that i authored as independent legislation earlier this year and that i worked with many colleagues to include. it loosens the restrictions on energy purchases by the government.

Adam B. Schiff

1:18:16 to 1:18:36( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: and that will spur local green energy development in every state in the nation. i hope that we could support this measure, this rule, this bill, and fulfill the promise that we have given to our constituents. that we will serve this country not only today and during this congress, but for the long haul that we will make not only

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