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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 3:03:00 to 3:06:30
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Fred Upton

3:02:57 to 3:03:18( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: house addresses this legislation ain, the allocation formula will be more equitable for yeaians and mid westerners alike. . mr. barton: i yield three minutes to the theentleman

Fred Upton

3:03:00 to 3:06:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Fred Upton

Fred Upton

3:03:19 to 3:03:39( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: from michigan, mr. upton. the speaker pro tempore: t gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. upton: there is an old saying, will the last one out please turn off the lights. well, this bill turns out the lights for many americans. and no matter what you say, this bill does not he the job protections that will permit jobs leaving our country to

Fred Upton

3:03:40 to 3:04:00( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: prevent jobs from leaving our country and going to india and china. what do you tell that small refinery that came to our committee couple of weeks ago. it is going to cost $150 million to ramp up tir changes that they are going to have to do and

Fred Upton

3:04:01 to 3:04:24( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: will end up going out of business. that petroleum is going to be made someplace else. what do you tell the small company i visited last month in niles, michigan. company figures out that their energy costs are going to increase by perhaps as much as $20,000. they are thinking they want to

Fred Upton

3:04:25 to 3:04:45( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: stay about business and thinking to tell folks not to come to work during the day but come at night. there are more coal-fired plants in china than there are in the united states, india and britain combined and it's going to double by the year 2030. emissions in china are going to

Fred Upton

3:04:46 to 3:05:06( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: grow by 86%. what does this bill do about emissions in china or india? it does nothing. environmental restrictions in this country, protections are the reason why steel per ton has 1/3 the emissions in this country than in china. we want those jobs to stay in

Fred Upton

3:05:07 to 3:05:27( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: this country and not go to china. michigan, my state, we are already at 15% unemployment and maybe heading towards 203rs. we are going to have as many as 100,000 people lose their benefits that they're receiving today because those benefits will be exhausted.

Fred Upton

3:05:28 to 3:05:49( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: i didn't come up with the figure that gat lean costs were going to increase 77 cents a gallonr diesel prices going up 88 crens -- cents a gallon. i hope and pray that they're wrong, because i want torotect our workers here to make sure we

Fred Upton

3:05:50 to 3:06:11( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: can grow jobs, not lose them. consumers energy came up with a study, a major utility in my of the impact, including certain requirements in this bill are going to grow as much as 38% by the year 2024. some folks say it's only going to cost a postage stamp.

Fred Upton

3:06:12 to 3:06:31( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: i'm glad i bought a lot of promise stamps, because these stamps are good for life. if they're not worth 44 cents, these may be worth thousands of dollars a piece based on what ese costs are going to do to the average consumer.

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