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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 2:59:25 to 3:01:40
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Greg Walden

2:59:22 to 2:59:43( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: i want to yield two minutes to the distinguished member of the committee, mr. waled run of the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. walden: i want to talk about a couple of things here, process, cost, and language. this is the 309 pages printed at 1:34 in the morning and

Greg Walden

2:59:25 to 3:01:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Greg Walden

Greg Walden

2:59:44 to 3:00:04( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: submitted to the rules committee sometime around 2:49 this morning. nobody, it's impossible, i can't imagine anybody has read this i just discovered they've changed the hide roe language so hide roe, -- hydco, they used to -- hydro, they used to

Greg Walden

3:00:05 to 3:00:25( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: say it counted, now they chave changed it. it's page after page of -- of chnical changes with major impact. nine committees this was referred to, only one was allowed to have a markup. a lot of this got put together,

Greg Walden

3:00:26 to 3:00:47( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: dark of night, back room deals, no committee has held a hearing on this new bill, 309 pages amending the 1,201 pages sitting there on the desk. look at fuel costs. $811 more for oregonians in 2012. if you're a pacificorp customer

Greg Walden

3:00:48 to 3:01:08( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: in oregon, you can expect to pay 9.7% more in electricity costs. talk about a massive new welfare program for energy, it's in here too. in fact this energy tax refund in effect this proposed energy stamp bill, s in here 16 times. the current u.s. welfare

Greg Walden

3:01:09 to 3:01:30( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: program. 16 times. it's a whole new welfare program for energy. if energy costs aren't going up on the rest of us, why do they have to have this? why do they have to have this? because it does drive up energy costs. that's going to hurt small business people, it's going to hurt families, it's going to cost jobs. we don't know for sure what else it does.

Greg Walden

3:01:31 to 3:01:40( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: because i can't imagine anybody on this floor has read every word of this bill that was filed at 1 -- 2:49 a.m. in the rules committee and been able

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