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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:50:55 to 0:53:15
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Diana DeGette

0:50:51 to 0:51:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: bill. i'm a farmer by trade. i may not always be a member of this body, but i'm going home to oklahoma. i can't vote for this and go home to oklahoma. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: i'm pleased to yield to the vice chairman of

Diana DeGette

0:50:55 to 0:53:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Diana DeGette

0:51:12 to 0:51:36( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: the energy and commerce committee, the gentlelady from colorado, ms. degette, for 90 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for a minute and a half. ms. dedegette: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. degette: thank you, madam

Diana DeGette

0:51:37 to 0:51:57( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: speaker. rye rise in support of this environmental legiation, probably the m body has i will say to my friends who say it's not enough, we have we need to remember how important it is for us to put together a framework in place so we can assure energy independence and create jobs. in colorado, madam speaker 2004, our voters passed a

Diana DeGette

0:51:58 to 0:52:19( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: renewable energy standard. the first time that it was done in any state by ballot initiative. industry opposed it universally, but yet it passed 53% to 47%. that standard was 10% by 2015, we exceeded that standard by

Diana DeGette

0:52:20 to 0:52:42( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: two years. two years late every we came back to the college slayture and doubled that and industry supported it. when people see the wonderful framework we're putting in place today for energy independence which will create jobs they will embrace this concept. they will embrace the concept of becoming independent from foreign l and making se

Diana DeGette

0:52:43 to 0:53:03( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: that we develop clean alternative sources of energy which are going to benefit our children and our children's children. one last thing. according to the congressional budget office this bill will cost the typical family less than that of a postage stamp per day. i will say once we develop these clean alternative energy

Diana DeGette

0:53:04 to 0:53:15( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: source, we will benefit because we will regain our place in the world as a leader in technology and as a leader in clean alternative sources of energy.

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