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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:27:05 to 0:29:55
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Eliot L. Engel

0:27:01 to 0:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: creation bill. i urge my colleagues, both republicans and democrats, who come from the midwest, who come from rural america to vote no. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. . waxman: madam speaker, it's my privilege to yield to an important member of the committee, mr. engel for one

Eliot L. Engel

0:27:05 to 0:29:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eliot L. Engel
Bill: H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Rep. Engel voices disappointment on lack of flex-fuel (ethanol/methanol) development in bill.

Eliot L. Engel

0:27:22 to 0:27:43( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. engel: i thank the chairman for yielding to me and i rise in support of this bill as i supported it in committee. i think this bill goes a great step in the right direction. it will revitalize our economy by creating millions of clean energy jobs, increase our national security by reducing

Eliot L. Engel

0:27:44 to 0:28:04( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: our dependence on foreign oil and help preserve our planet by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. i want to mention as i did in committee my disappointment that the bill does not contain strong enough language in terms of flex fuel cars in this country. i believe very strongly that the united states needs to move toward cars manufactured in

Eliot L. Engel

0:28:05 to 0:28:26( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: america that can run on ethanol, methanol and gasoline. if you give gasoline competition with ethanol and methanol, i believe it will reduce the price of gasoline. so i'm disappointed that while the bill gos a step in that direction, it doesn't go totally in the direction i'd like it to see. i would ask unanimous conse

Eliot L. Engel

0:28:27 to 0:28:47( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: yesterday, energy secretary chu said all new car flex fuel capacity in this country. without objection, i'd like to en "the "des moines register"." the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. engel: flex fuel vehicles

Eliot L. Engel

0:28:48 to 0:29:09( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: would only cost $90 or $100 per car and would be very important in moving us in that direction. could i have an additional minute? mr. waxman: i yield the gentleman for another minute. the speaker pro tempore:he gentleman is recognized for a minute. mr. engel: g.m. and ford each committed to making 50% of their cars flex fuel vehicles

Eliot L. Engel

0:29:10 to 0:29:30( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: by 2012. they're reneging now and i believe we should have strong language to move them back to their original position. i really believe that flex fuel cars are really the way to go. but we have a bill before us and the bill is much, much more positive than anything else. it's a big step in the right direction and i think that our

Eliot L. Engel

0:29:31 to 0:29:51( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: colleagues who are on the fenc as i poted out, the bill doesn't give everything to everybody and doesn't do nearly what i would like to ito do but i think it does enough so we can move in the right direction to make ourselves energy independent, to reduce the warming of or -- of our

Eliot L. Engel

0:29:52 to 0:29:56( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: planet and reduce greenhouse gases. i urge my colleagues for a yes vote, we can work afterwards to

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