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House Proceeding 06-26-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 4:18:00 to 4:21:10
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Henry A. Waxman

4:17:56 to 4:18:17( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: energy solution for years to come. with that, madam speaker, i hope that we will pass this amendment. and i reserve the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. waxman: i rise in opposition to this proposal. the spear pro tempore: the gentleman qualifies and is granted 15 minutes.

Henry A. Waxman

4:18:00 to 4:21:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Henry A. Waxman

Henry A. Waxman

4:18:18 to 4:18:40( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: mr. waxman: this amendment -- i yield myself such timed a i might consume. this amendment is just more of the same from the republicans. after eight years of failed energy policies, the republican answer to our energy problems is to do more research and provide people with pr ideas. well during the last eight years the average american family has

Henry A. Waxman

4:18:41 to 4:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: seen its energy costs increase by nearly $2,00 a year. those are increases -- $2,800 a year. those are increases in electricity bills. american families cannot afford the same failed policies. now, i like the idea of having good innovative approaches to

Henry A. Waxman

4:19:02 to 4:19:23( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: our challenges. i don't mind giving people awards if they come up with good ideas. with market incentives and competition and rewarding people for good ideas with something more than a good ribbo on their chest.

Henry A. Waxman

4:19:24 to 4:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: this amendment strikes the w b and sutitutes this idea of giving prizes. could you imagine giving prizes? why didn't you give out prizes in the last eight years? maybe our energy problems wouldabout -- would have been solved. but the bill before us, the american clean energy and

Henry A. Waxman

4:19:46 to 4:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: security act, is a comprehensive energy policy. it will create new clean energy jobs, increase our energy independence and dramatically cut pollution. we're talking about 1.7 mil new jobs. this bill will save $2 -- 240 million barrels of oil each year. that's oil we don't have to import from the middle east.

Henry A. Waxman

4:20:08 to 4:20:30( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: and this bill is going to help consumers because the energy efficiency provisions alone will save consumers $750 per year 20. this bill before us makes a landmark investment in future of the country by providing $190 billion through 2025 to increase our efficiency

Henry A. Waxman

4:20:31 to 4:20:51( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: and deploy cutting edge energy technologies. we provide for renewable energy, coal with carbon capture and storm, nuclear power a advanced technologies, electric vehicles, smart grid transmission, energy efficiency, i could go on.

Henry A. Waxman

4:20:52 to 4:21:11( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: this substitute amends a grant program and a competition with prizes for good ideas. there's no comparison between the two. the bill before us is a real solution to our very real energy challenges. the republican amendment simply

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