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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 3:56:15 to 3:58:00
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Barbara Lee

3:56:12 to 3:56:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: before we close, and i am very pleased to recognize her because she's a good friend and a very important member of the use of representatives, my colleague from california, barbara lee, for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the recognized for one minute. ms. lee: thank you very much. thank you, madam speaker. and i want to thank the chair

Barbara Lee

3:56:33 to 3:56:54( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: for yielding and also for your leadership, you and mr. markey, everyone has done a phenomenal job on this bill. i rise today in support of H.R. 2454 which really sends a clear and unequivocal message that polluting our planet, our communities and our livelihood no longer comes without a cost. this bill will create millions

Barbara Lee

3:56:55 to 3:57:16( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: of high-paying career term green jobs that represents a much-needed pathway out of poverty for millions of individuals across this country. and i am pleased to see the inclusion of much-needed funding for the green jobs act. i must also be clear in saying that in america we should do more to address the climate crisis than provided for in

Barbara Lee

3:57:17 to 3:57:38( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: this bill, but this is an unbelievable first start. i believe we can produce more renewable electricity and achieve more aggressive emission reductions over time. i also recognize that passing the american clean energy and security act is a major, major bold critical first step toward achieving our goal of realizing a greener future.

Barbara Lee

3:57:39 to 3:58:01( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: as a person of faith and as a long-time advocate for safeguarding our environment for future generations, mr. chairman, madam speaker, i think it's our moral and our ethical imperative and our responsibility to support this bill. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. waxman: madam speaker, we reserve the right to close on the debate, so I will now look for the other side to complete their

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