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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 2:19:05 to 2:21:25
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Richard E. Neal

2:19:03 to 2:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: american families and say no to this gigantic national energy tax. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new york. mr. rangel: i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts, chairman neil. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes.

Richard E. Neal

2:19:05 to 2:21:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard E. Neal

Richard E. Neal

2:19:25 to 2:19:46( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: mr. neal: thank you very much. i want to commend chairman waxman and chairman markey who have aterpted to forge a consensus. the bottom line is, this will make america less dependent on foreign oil. despite protestations tthe contrary from the other side, there's an element on the other side that rejects to this day

Richard E. Neal

2:19:47 to 2:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: the concept of climate change and global warming. it's difficult to find middle ground if there's a side that simply rejects the science of our times. rt of our job in leadership and governing is to make some difficult decisions and indeed some very tough choices this climate change bill we have before us today makes those tough choices for our future

Richard E. Neal

2:20:08 to 2:20:28( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: and our children's future. it's in the interest of america , but just as importantly, it' in the interest of the world. america leads the way, and this is an opportunity for us to reclaim that leadership. this legislation will lead our consumers, our businesses, and our communities toward smarter, cleaner, and more efficient

Richard E. Neal

2:20:29 to 2:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: energy use. it will not be alone. strong trade enforcement mechanisms mean thamerican business community will in the be disadvantaged by importers who skirt the rules. this legislation is a vote for innovation and environmental stewardship. i almost would be remiss if i

Richard E. Neal

2:20:50 to 2:21:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: didn't mention this as well. for the previous eight years, the administration rejected the idea of global warming. the other side was given fancy talking points to grudgingly acknowledge that perhaps it might be happening, but to spin the argument that it presented a peril to our times.

Richard E. Neal

2:21:12 to 2:21:25( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: you would be hard-pressed to find scientists anywhere across this globe who have not at least forged a consensus on identifying and defining the problem. as is always the case in public life, it is difficult once

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