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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:11:10 to 0:16:15
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Edward J. Markey

0:11:06 to 0:11:26( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: wrong reason. madam speak, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma reserves his time. the gentman from california is recognized. mr. waxman: madam speaker, at this time i'm delighted to yield to the gentleman from massachusetts, he's the chairman of the subcommittee on

Edward J. Markey

0:11:10 to 0:16:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward J. Markey
Bill: H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Rep Markey extends thanks to those who cooperated/collaborated on bill.

Edward J. Markey

0:11:27 to 0:11:48( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: energy and the environment as well as the select committee on global warming. he has played theundamental role of shepherding this bill through our committee and working to get it to the floor today. i will yield to mr. markey three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for three minutes. ms. markey: i thank -- mr. markey: i thank the

Edward J. Markey

0:11:49 to 0:12:09( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: gentleman from california, and i thank him and his staff for the outstanding leadership and vision which he has provided on this legislation. this is the culmination of a career of work for the gentleman from california, and it's my honor to have been

Edward J. Markey

0:12:10 to 0:12:32( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: allowed to partner with him in order to construct this legislation that we bring to the floor here today. i want to thank, as the gentleman from california as well has noted the other members who have worked on this legislatn. mr. dingell, mr. boucher, mr.

Edward J. Markey

0:12:33 to 0:12:53( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: doyle, mr. inslee, mr. green, mr. butterfield, mr. stupak, mr. rush. i mean so many members, including members off the committee, like henry cuelr from the state of texas who worked with us on natural gas-related issues. we will not be here unless we

Edward J. Markey

0:12:54 to 0:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: had the cooperation of so many members across the full spectrum of the house. during this process we have received valuable input and expertise from other leaders in the house like chairman rangel on trade issues, chairman peterson on agriculture issues,

Edward J. Markey

0:13:17 to 0:13:37( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: amongst, again, many others. the legislation we have before us today is the most important energy and environment legislation to ever have been considered in the history of the united states. the consequences for our

Edward J. Markey

0:13:38 to 0:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: country are great unless we act to deal with these issues. this legislation sets a new course for our country creating millions of new clean energy jobs while reducing our dependence upon imported oil. and when it becomes law, and it will, for the first time in the

Edward J. Markey

0:14:01 to 0:14:21( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: history of the united states congress, for the first time in the history of our country we will put enforceable limits on global warming pollution. at its core, however, this is a jobs bill. it will create millions of new clean energy jobs in whole new

Edward J. Markey

0:14:22 to 0:14:42( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: industries with incentives to drive competition in the energy marketplace. it sets ambitious and achievable standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy from sar, wind, geothermal, biomass so that by 2020, 20% of

Edward J. Markey

0:14:43 to 0:15:03( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: america's energy will be clean. it saves consumers money by updating efficiency standards for new buildings, appliances and lighting systems. it invests $10 billion a year in energy-efficiency programs in states across this country. can i have one additional minute? mr. waxman: madam speaker, i

Edward J. Markey

0:15:04 to 0:15:24( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: yield the gentleman one additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. markey: and it starts the much-needed process of making our electric grid a smart grid so we can plug in the hybrid and electric cars of the future into an advanced efficient energy network that by the year 2030 we will be raising a

Edward J. Markey

0:15:25 to 0:15:46( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: generation of children who know not how to receive gasoline at a gasoline station but rather by plugging their cars into a plug so that the electricity that we are generating ensures that those vehicles are being run for the benefit of our people.

Edward J. Markey

0:15:47 to 0:16:09( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: this is a revolution. this is a moment in history. this is what the american people were calling for in the election of 2008, a fundamental changehat breaks our dependence upon imported oil, createmillions of new jobs, reduces the amount of pollution that we send up into the atmosphere, and points us in a

Edward J. Markey

0:16:10 to 0:16:15( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: new direction in our country, that breaks with this pattern of cyclical dependence upon

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