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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:24:45 to 0:27:00
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Jerry Moran

0:24:42 to 0:25:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: today the clean energy security i yield back the balance of my time and urge passagef the bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. lucas: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from kansas, mr. moran. thspeaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. moran: thank you very much. i thank the gentleman for

Jerry Moran

0:24:45 to 0:27:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Moran
Bill: H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Rep. Moran speaks about possible negative impacts on rural economies and agriculture.

Jerry Moran

0:25:03 to 0:25:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: there's a story around congress today that with the adoption of the peterson amendment, the negotiations between the chairman of the committee, that this bill becomes acceptable and advantageous to those of us who represent rural america. i can assure you nothing could be further from the truth.

Jerry Moran

0:25:26 to 0:25:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: while the peterson amendment substantially improves the bill, at least modestly improves the bill, the end result is nothing but something that is disadvantagus, negative for rural economies. agriculture thought at one point in time there would be something they could gain by sequestering carbon in the soil.

Jerry Moran

0:25:47 to 0:26:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: this bill still provides no assurance that the e.p.a., not the department of agriculture, but the e.p.a. would allow that to occur. if they would, the agriculture department is involved, but agriculture is not mentioned in this bill with regard to offsets. the electric cooperatives are still disadvantaged.

Jerry Moran

0:26:08 to 0:26:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: if you're from rural america, the allowances allowed are for the east and west coast. but those of us in the poorer parts of the couldn't arery will be transferring our wealth to those other areas of the country. s that jobs bill but it is a jobs -- jobs elimination bill.

Jerry Moran

0:26:29 to 0:26:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: this bill creates a significant disadvantage for american small business and agriculture as we try to compete in a global economy in which other countries do not abide by these caps, rules, or regulations. i would assert that in my time in congress, there is no piece

Jerry Moran

0:26:50 to 0:27:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: of legislation that will be more damaging to the future of rural america, to the future of small farms and businesses than the bill before us today. this bill, a jobs bill, as described by the gentleman from massachusetts is a job elimination bill, not a job

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