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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:32:15 to 0:35:30
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John D. Dingell

0:32:13 to 0:32:33( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: recognized for two minutes. ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. dingell: madam speaker, i thank my go friend from california for his kind remarks , and i express my appreciation to him. madam speaker, i rise in support of the clean energy security act. but before i address my remarks, i want to congratulate you on your distinguished

John D. Dingell

0:32:15 to 0:35:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John D. Dingell
Bill: H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

Rep. Dingell speaks in support of the bill.

John D. Dingell

0:32:34 to 0:32:55( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: service here and wish you well in the future. and express my personal distress that you are leaving us. now, my colleagues on the republican side, they are very anxious to criticize the bill and there are cticisms that can be had. there are not one of the 435 of us that could not come forward

John D. Dingell

0:32:56 to 0:33:17( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: with statements in saying that the bill could be improved and that there are faults in the bill. both of those statements are true. but the harsh fact of the matter is it is urgent that we commence acting upon this legislation. it is based largely on the recommendations of u.s. cap which was a diverse group of

John D. Dingell

0:33:18 to 0:33:38( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: environmental groups and industry with a shared desire for a commonsense billo address climate change. that process began last year with the drafting of the initial versions of this legislation which were taken

John D. Dingell

0:33:39 to 0:34:00( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: and which were then handled by my friend from california. i would note that those proposalhave gone -- have undergone significant improvement by reason of the works of members of this congress and this committee. now, there's some hard facts to be addressed. there's a scientific consensus that we need to address climate change quickly and effectively.

John D. Dingell

0:34:01 to 0:34:22( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: we need and industry needs certainty. this bill gives certainty to american industry. without this certainty new expansion and new investment in this difficult time is not going to occur. there will be jobs which will flow from this legislation. actions by the supreme court, and i urge my colleagues to be

John D. Dingell

0:34:23 to 0:34:43( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: scared to death by this -- mr. waxman: i yield the gentleman an additional minute. the speaker pro tempe: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. dingell: actions by the supreme court in a finding by e.p.a. makes it critically important that we act. otherwise greenhouse gases will be regulated by e.p.a. and if you want something to shutter about, i beg you to

John D. Dingell

0:34:44 to 0:35:04( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: take a look at that because we will see better than 300 different kinds of regulations coming from federal and state bodies who are in charge of this. now, this bill does protect the consumers. it's going to cost consumers about $175 a year.

John D. Dingell

0:35:05 to 0:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: it will also protect american manufacturing and there are provisions in the legislation for that. and it has in addition to that additional programs which will meet the concerns of all of our branches of industry, coal, electric utility, manufacturing, chemicals and also the securities market

John D. Dingell

0:35:29 to 0:35:31( Edit History Discussion )

John D. Dingell: which will be controlled under an amendment offered by our

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