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John A. Boehner

5:08:17 to 5:08:37( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: yield to the gentleman. mr. waxman: i know it's the custom of the house to give a little extra latitude, is there any outside limit to the t leader might take? do we have historical records that might be broken tonight?

John A. Boehner

5:08:35 to 5:50:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John A. Boehner

John A. Boehner

5:08:38 to 5:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: or is this an attempt to try to get some people to leave on a close vote. the speaker pro tempore: the custom of the house is to listen to the comments. mr. boehner: reclaiming my time. the gentleman has had his years to put this bill together

John A. Boehner

5:09:01 to 5:09:21( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and the house is going to spend a whopping five hours debating the most profound piece of legislation to come to this floor in 100 years. and the chairman has the audacity to drop a 300-plus

John A. Boehner

5:09:22 to 5:09:42( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: page amendment in the hopper at 3:09 a.m. this morning. so i would ask my colleagues, don't you think the erican people expect to understand what's in this bill before we vote on it? so we get to page 34.

John A. Boehner

5:09:43 to 5:10:06( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: not one year after august 8, 2005 -- wait a minute. one year later, one year after august of 2005. wasn't that three years ago? i'm just trying to understand what the gentleman has in his amendment. let me get to page6.

John A. Boehner

5:10:07 to 5:10:28( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: high efficiency gas turbine research and development. now -- i'm trying to figure out who inserted this broad new section of the bill that is covered nowhere in the underlying bill. then we get to page 39.

John A. Boehner

5:10:29 to 5:10:51( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: $65 million for each of the fiscal years 2011 through 2014. $65 million r three years, and who is going to get this money? i can't tell in this amendment. as we go through this, page 41, determine any geographic area within the contiguous united

John A. Boehner

5:10:52 to 5:11:13( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: states that lacks a federal power marketing agency. we can't move power around the country without a federal marketing agency. we do it today but now can't do it. page 41, the establishment of any new federal lending

John A. Boehner

5:11:14 to 5:11:35( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: authority without authorization ofdditional lending authority not to exceed $3.5 billion per geographic area identified in subsection a/one. this is $3.5 billion in loans for each geographic area, but we don't know how many geographic areas are included

John A. Boehner

5:11:36 to 5:11:56( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: or how many billions in total we're talking about. how about page 42? any source of funds including the robert t. stafford disaster relief and emergency assistance act shall qualify as the building's owner's 50% contribution. let me make sure i get this

John A. Boehner

5:11:57 to 5:12:17( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: st you can use federal money for nonfederal matching requirements. how much is all of this going to cost. page 45. remember, this is the amendment. not the bill, the amendment, filed at 3:09 a.m. page 45. this section shall apply only

John A. Boehner

5:12:18 to 5:12:38( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: to construction beginning after the date of enactment of this bill. for those who don't know it, all california housing standards are now going to be imposed on every american community. you don't have the right to have your own building standards in your community or state. hell, no, the federal

John A. Boehner

5:12:39 to 5:13:00( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: government's going to tell you what they are. and guess what, we all get to have california standards. who is going to pay the price for those new homes? how are we going to do affordable housing when we're pushing up the cost of housing? while i'm at it, we have to have an energy rating for every home in america.

John A. Boehner

5:13:01 to 5:13:22( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: in this bill. we require every home to have an energy rating. and if you go to sell your house, guess what? you people in, have them check out your windows, your appliances, your hot water heater, your door, make sure that your house is energy efficient.

John A. Boehner

5:13:23 to 5:13:43( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and guess what if it isn't? you've got to bring it up to standards before you can sell it. now what kind of bizarre notion is that? well, let me get to page 46. at the bottom. a plan for local government actions to be take ton

John A. Boehner

5:13:44 to 5:14:05( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: establish and suain local building code enforcement administration functions without continuing the federal support at a level at least equivalent to that proposed in the grant application. you all get that? it doesn't explain it, but here's what it is. federal government's going to

John A. Boehner

5:14:06 to 5:14:27( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: mandate all these new standards on every house built in america, it's going to cost your local building department all kinds of money to enforce this and revise their code, and when money runs out, we'll allow them to apply for a grant to the united states government. i'm sure my constituents would love that. page 48.

John A. Boehner

5:14:28 to 5:14:49( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: each building code enforcement department receiving a grant under subsection a shall impanel a code administration and enforcement team consisting of at least one full-time building code enforcement officer a city planner and a health planner or similar officer. now i've got some big towns in

John A. Boehner

5:14:50 to 5:15:10( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: my district. hamilton, middletown, west chester they can probably afford this. new enforcement. but i can take you to chickasaw, mercer county in my district. they don't have one full-time person that works for the village. not one. look at the mandate on every city, village in america, right

John A. Boehner

5:15:11 to 5:15:31( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: here in this bill. so that we're not only going to tell you what the codes are going to be, but we're going to tell you how many people you need to hire to enforce this in this section of this code. i did take time, most of today, trying to understand what was in here.

John A. Boehner

5:15:32 to 5:15:53( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: how about page 53. solar energy systems building permit requirements for receipt of community development block grants. so, what are we doing here to amend the community block grant program? we're going to impose global warming requirements on all the

John A. Boehner

5:15:54 to 5:16:15( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: cities who get cbdg moneys from us? that's what it appears to say to me. or page 54. any met propoll tan city or urban county during such fiscal year, the cost of any pert or license for construction or installation of any solar energy system for any structure required by the metropolitan

John A. Boehner

5:16:16 to 5:16:37( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: city or urban county or any political subdivision of any county complies with paragraph two. so now we're going to tell them what to charge for their building permits. as well. in every city in america. then we get to pa the secretary of energy shall issue regulations to prohibit

John A. Boehner

5:16:38 to 5:16:58( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: any private covenant, contract revision, lease revation, homeowners' association rule or bylaw. let me read this again. the secretary of energy here in washington, d.c. shall issue regulations to prohibit any private covenant, contract

John A. Boehner

5:16:59 to 5:17:19( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: revision, lease provision, homeowners' association rule or bylaw. . just for those of you who didn't think there might be a lot of government bureaucracy in this bill. then we get to page 63. the amount nessary to change consumer behavior to purchase

John A. Boehner

5:17:20 to 5:17:40( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: water efficient products and services. so now again. the amount necessary to change consumer behavior to purchase water efficient products and services. so we are going to provide the american people with money in order to change their behavior

John A. Boehner

5:17:41 to 5:18:01( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: so they'll buy goods and services that they don't want to buy. i wonder how much that will cost. page 64. subsection 2, to create jobs through the regional expansion of manufacturing facilities to produce clean energy technology. to create jobs. so how many jobs is this going

John A. Boehner

5:18:02 to 5:18:22( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: to create? will it replace the jobs that ll be lost each year as a result of this bill? i can't tell. then we get to page 68. the secretary shall award grants to states to establish revolving loan funds to provide loans to small and medium sized

John A. Boehner

5:18:23 to 5:18:43( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: manufacturers. so who is going to compensate manufacturers for putting them out of business with more loans? let me get to page 70. in particular, where mass layoffs have resulted in precipitous increase in unemployment. we have a provision in here that recognizes that millions

John A. Boehner

5:18:44 to 5:19:04( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: of american jobs will be lost, but don't worry, we'll extend your unemployment. unemployed don't want unemployment they want a job. and this is going to kill them. i hate to do this to all of you, i do. i hate to do this.

John A. Boehner

5:19:05 to 5:19:27( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: but when you file 300-page amendment at 3:09 in the morning somebody needs to work on it. i worked on it today. and i want to make sure everybody understands what's in this 300-page amendmen page 76, certification by hollings manufacturing

John A. Boehner

5:19:28 to 5:19:49( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: extension center. a hollings manufacturing extension center or other entity designated by the secretary for purposes of providing certifications under clause so and so, and so and so. so now why are we singling out

John A. Boehner

5:19:50 to 5:20:10( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: one, one company where did this company come from? further down the page, page 76. repayment upon relocation outside the united states. in general, if a person receives a loan under paragraph

John A. Boehner

5:20:11 to 5:20:32( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: 1 to finance the cost of reequipping, expanding, or stashing a manufacturing facility as described subsection c-1-a or reduce t energy intensity of the manufacturing facility and such person relocates theroduction activities of such manufacturing facility outside the united states. so we recognize here that we

John A. Boehner

5:20:33 to 5:20:54( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: are going to force companies to take their jobs and overseas. it's right here in the bill. i'm glad it's recognized by my colleagues. let me get to page 80. to support manufacturers in their identification and diversification to new markets. another admission that the bill

John A. Boehner

5:20:55 to 5:21:17( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: before us is going to kill millions of small businesses and even tens of millions of jobs be. so that we have to have an effort nufacturers in their identification and diversification into new markets. then we get to page 83.

John A. Boehner

5:21:18 to 5:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: consumer behavior research. the secretary of energy is authorized to establish a research program to identify the factors affecting consumer actions to conserve energy and make improvements in energy efficiency. through the program the secretary will make grants to public and private institutions of higher education to study

John A. Boehner

5:21:40 to 5:22:02( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: the effects of consumer behavior on total energy use. do we really need to spend government money to do a study on why people don't want to pay twice the cost and get h

John A. Boehner

5:22:03 to 5:22:24( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: quality? page 87, the development of a global framework for the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from civil aircraft that recognizes the uniquely international nature of the industry and to reach commercial aviation industries in all countries fairly. will this include china and india?

John A. Boehner

5:22:25 to 5:22:45( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: can't tell from the amendment that we've got in front of us. page 92, want to make sure that the strture have appropriate electrical outlets within the facility and capacity to recharge a standard electric passenger vehicle, including an

John A. Boehner

5:22:46 to 5:23:07( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: electric hybrid vehicle where such vehicle would normally be parked. now, we are not just going to take the california standard and impose it on every community in america, oh, no. now we are going to tell you where the electric outlets are going to be. and how big they have to be to

John A. Boehner

5:23:08 to 5:23:29( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: charge a hybrid vehicle. i just don't understand whether this would apply to nursing homes where there are no cars. here we are, page 96. existing structures. for existing structures a reduction in energy consumption

John A. Boehner

5:23:30 to 5:23:50( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: from the previous level of consumption for the structure as determined in accordance with energy audits performed both before and after any rehabilitation or improvements undertaken to reduce such consumption that exceeds the reduction necessary for compliance with the energy efficiency standards under subsection a then in effect and

John A. Boehner

5:23:51 to 5:24:12( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: applicable to existin structures. so, not only are we going to tell every community in america what the b going to be, what the efficiency standards are going to be, but if you make changes to your house, you have to have another study done to show how much increase in energy efficiency was gained.

John A. Boehner

5:24:13 to 5:24:33( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: that will help sell a lot of new houses and a lot of old all right, on page 97. for manufactured housing energy star rating with respect to fixtures appliances be and equipment in such housing such as standard or successor standard is in effect for purposes of this section.

John A. Boehner

5:24:34 to 5:24:55( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: please, is there anything that we are not regulating in this bill? waive or modify any existing statutory or regulatory provision that would otherwise impair the implementation or effectiveness of the demonstration program under this section, including

John A. Boehner

5:24:56 to 5:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: provisions relating to methods for rent adjustments, comparability standards, maximum rent schedules, and utility allowances notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this paragraph, the secretary may not waive any statutory requirement related to fair housing, non discrimination, labor

John A. Boehner

5:25:19 to 5:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: standards, or the environment. now, in implementing this demo program, rising rent can be dismissed out of hand, but labor standards or the environment cannot. as i read it. let me get to page 107. no amounts made available under the american recovery and

John A. Boehner

5:25:40 to 5:26:00( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: reinvestment act of 2009 can be used to carry out the demonstration program under this section. so no stimulus funds can be usedthe majority claims stimulus funds are for a creation. is this demo going to create one new job? i don't think so. let me get to page 112.

John A. Boehner

5:26:01 to 5:26:21( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: additional credit for fannie mae and freddie mac housing goals for energy efficient and loca oh, yeah. oh, yeah. everybody listen up here. it's not enough that huge problems with fannie mae and freddie mac, they are at the corps of the credit meltdown we have had in our country.

John A. Boehner

5:26:22 to 5:26:42( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: but we are going to give them a little more money so that they can have goals for energy efficient and location, location efficient mortgages. now we are going to tell fannie and freddie what kind of of mortgages we are going to have in the marketplace.

John A. Boehner

5:26:43 to 5:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: how about page 113? supports housing that supplies with enhanced energy efficiency and conservation standards or the green building under section 284 of such act. this is just the federal government using fannie and freddie to impose new federal building codes and standards across the country.

John A. Boehner

5:27:04 to 5:27:24( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: let me get to page 114. the federal housing enterprises financial safety and soundness act of 1992 as amended by the federal housing finance regulatory reform act of 2008. this is supposed to be about energy. down with trying to soe

John A. Boehner

5:27:25 to 5:27:47( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: problems for fannie mae and freddie mac? page 115, the term energy efficient mortgage means a mortgage loan under which the income of the borrower for purposes of qualification for such loan is considered to be increased by not les than $1 for each dollar of savings projected to be realized by the

John A. Boehner

5:27:48 to 5:28:09( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: borrower as a result of cost-effective energy saving designs. i'm sure that will create a lot of jobs. then we get to page 141.

John A. Boehner

5:28:10 to 5:28:30( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: the affordable housing be act as amended. why are cranston-gonzalez national affordable housing act? i thought we were doing an energy bill here. page 142, use of building materials and methods that are healthier for residents of the

John A. Boehner

5:28:31 to 5:28:56( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: housing, including the use of building materials that are free of added known carcinogen that is are classified as group one known carcinogens by the international agency for research on cancer. outlined building materials as well, it appears. then we have a grant program to

John A. Boehner

5:28:57 to 5:29:21( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: increase the sustainability low-income community we are going to provide loans, grants, or predevelopment assistance to eligible community development ornizations or qualified use service and conservation corps to carry out energy efficiency improvements. i want to know if acorn would

John A. Boehner

5:29:26 to 5:29:47( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: qualify for these grants. then on page 146e have another authorization here. there are authorized be to be appropriated to the secretary to carry out this section $10 million for each of the fiscal years 2010 through 2014. all the memrs know we have spent all the year's income by

John A. Boehner

5:29:48 to 5:30:09( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: april 16, spend here we have to borrow from our kids and grandkids and the chinese and everybody else who wants to loan us money. page 148, 25 points in the case of any proposed plan or poron ereof consisting of new construction. so now we have a new government formula to determine winners

John A. Boehner

5:30:10 to 5:30:32( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and losers when it comes to the building of new housing. page 149, the bottom, for purposes of this paragraph the secretary shall iratings systems and levels for green buildings that the secretary determines to be the most likely to encourage a comprehensive, environmentally sound approach to ratings and

John A. Boehner

5:30:33 to 5:30:54( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: standards for green buildings. so the government's going to decide what's green, n the american people. in identifying these green rating systems, we are going to -- the secretary has to take into consideration the ability and availability of assessors

John A. Boehner

5:30:55 to 5:31:15( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and awe didors to independently verify the criteria and measurement of met tricks at the scale necessary -- metrics at the scale necessary to implement this paragraph. she also has to improve indoor quality through enhanced indoor

John A. Boehner

5:31:16 to 5:31:36( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and outdoor air quality thermal comfort acoustics, outdoor noise pollution, sustainable landscaping, use of building system controls, and low or no and such other criteria as determined by the secretary. so why are we giving the secretary all of this authority

John A. Boehner

5:31:37 to 5:31:58( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: under this act to determine virtually everything? let me get to page 153. the secrety may by regulation adopt, apply for purposes of this paragraph future amendments and supplements to and additions of the national green communities criteria checklist. any standard or standards that the secretary determined to be substantially equivalent to

John A. Boehner

5:31:59 to 5:32:23( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: building rating syste . so a lot of power without any congressional oversight. now i really hate to do this, but when you file a 3-- the american people have a right to know what's in this bill. they have a right to know what

John A. Boehner

5:32:26 to 5:32:47( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: we're voting on. let me get to the bottom of page 155. revision of a -- of appraising standards. each federal financial institution regulatory agency shall not later than six months after the date of the enactment of this act revise its standards for the performance of r estate appraisers in conction

John A. Boehner

5:32:48 to 5:33:08( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: with federally related transactions under the jurisdiction of the agency to comply with the requirement under the amendments made by paragraph 1 of this section. so now we have to retrain every appraiser in america so that they understand this law, so they know how to properly

John A. Boehner

5:33:09 to 5:33:29( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: appraise the value of someone's property. oh. oh, i haven't finished. and they need to meet the requirements established pursuant to subsection f for qualifications regarding consideration of -- consideration of any renewable energy sources or energy efficiency. so every appraiser is not only

John A. Boehner

5:33:30 to 5:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: going to be retrained but now we're going to send them all to school. let me get to page 157. the appraisal subcommittee, another new part of the bureaucracy, shall establish requirements for state certification of state certified real estate appraisers and for state licensing.

John A. Boehner

5:33:52 to 5:34:13( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: of state licensed real estate appraisers to ensure that the appraisers are qualified to consider in determing the value of a property any renewable energy sources or energy efficiency or energy conserving improvements or features of the property. interesting.

John A. Boehner

5:34:14 to 5:34:34( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and the secretary on page 158, shall require the housing assistance council to encourage each organization that receives assistance from the council with any amounts made available from the secretary to provide that any structures and buildings developed or assisted under projects, programs and activitied funded with such amounts complies with the energy

John A. Boehner

5:34:35 to 5:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: efficiency standards under section 284-a of this subtitle. more power for a lot of unelected bureaucrats. then on page 160, the middle of the page is it says, in general, the secretary shall use amounts in the fund to provide loans to

John A. Boehner

5:34:56 to 5:35:16( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: states and indian tribes to provide incentives to owners of single family and multiple family housing, commercial properties and building -- public buildings to provide renewable energy sources and it goes on and gives a hole long list. but there's no appropriation here for it -- a whole long list. but there's no appropriation here for it.

John A. Boehner

5:35:17 to 5:35:38( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and then on page 164 we authorize another $5 billion and there's no idewhere this money comes from. page 165, green banking centers, we're not going to do houses and commercial properties and

John A. Boehner

5:35:39 to 5:36:00( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: multifamily housing, now we're going to have green banking centers. the federal banking agencies shall pry guidelines encouraging -- prescribe guidelines encouraging the establishment and maintenance of green banking centers to provide any consumer who seeks information on obtaing a mortgage home

John A. Boehner

5:36:01 to 5:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: improvement loan, home equity loan with additional information. are you kidding m and i've heard of blackmail but now i know what greenmail really is. on page 170, the top of the

John A. Boehner

5:36:23 to 5:36:43( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: page, section 299-f, the general accountability office reports on availability of affordable mortgages. really? after we drive the price of every mortgage up in america we're going to help them to do a report on affordable mortgages? guess what? they're going to be a hellf a lot more expensive.

John A. Boehner

5:36:44 to 5:37:06( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: page 173, the secretary of housing and urban development may make commitments to a guarantee under this section and may guarantee the repayment of the portions of the principle obligations of eligible mortgages that are used to finance eligible sustainable elements for the housing that is subject to the mortgage.

John A. Boehner

5:37:07 to 5:37:27( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: so now we're not going to guarantee the mortgage but we're going to guarantee the improvements to the property as well. page 180, and i wouldirect all of your attention if you have a

John A. Boehner

5:37:28 to 5:37:49( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: copy of this to section 3 of that page. the full faith in credit of the united states is pledged to the payment of all guarantees issued under this section with respect to principal and interest. oh, no, oh, no, no, no, it's here. it's right here. the full faith in credit of the

John A. Boehner

5:37:50 to 5:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: united states is pledged to the payment of all guarantees issued under this section with respect to principal and interest. the term green portion means with respect to an eligible mortgage, the portion of the mortgage principal referred to in subsection 2 that is attributable as determined in accordance with the regulations issued by the secretary.

John A. Boehner

5:38:12 to 5:38:32( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: so, we have a new government program and we're going to guarantee this with the full faith in credit of the united states. and on page 184, on april 1 or a later date established by the administrator under subconnection j of the calendar year in which the term offset credit expires, the owner or

John A. Boehner

5:38:33 to 5:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: operator holds for purposes of filing, demonstrating compliance or allowance or a domestic offset credit. i read it because i cannot tell what you that means. on page 190 at the bottom of the

John A. Boehner

5:39:00 to 5:39:21( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: page it talks about aljay. on page 189 we got renewable biomass -- algae. on page 189 we have renewable biomass. this is the third definition of renewable biomass that we have just in the manager's amendment, much less the bill. this caught my attention at the

John A. Boehner

5:39:22 to 5:39:42( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: bottom of page 191, section 3, for vintage year 2012, are we talking let me get to page 280. carbon derivative markets. we already heard enough about

John A. Boehner

5:39:43 to 5:40:03( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: credit default swaps, but i think most of you know that under this section the commodity exchange act is amended by striking or an agricultural commodity and inserting an agricultural commodity or any emission allowance, compensatory allowance, offset credit,

John A. Boehner

5:40:04 to 5:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: federal renewable electricity under this act. so now we're going to let those governed under the cftc trade these credits with others around the world. and on page 209, talks about the affect of derivative regulatory

John A. Boehner

5:40:27 to 5:40:47( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: reform legislation. on passage of this legislation that includes derivative regulatory reform such as 351, 352, 355, 356 and 357 shall be repealed. any idea of the derivatives regulations that we're repealing in this bill? y probably didn't know we were

John A. Boehner

5:40:48 to 5:41:08( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: doing it. and on page 210, to prevent an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and other countries -- in other countries other than the united states, i presume that means countries like india and china, to induce foreign countries and in particular

John A. Boehner

5:41:09 to 5:41:30( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: fast-growing developing countries to take substantial action with respect to their greenhouse gas emissions. india and china have made it perfectly clear to every one of us that they have no interest and will not go down this path. further goes on to ensure that the measures described in subpar implemented in a manner

John A. Boehner

5:41:31 to 5:41:52( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: consistent with applicable international agreements to which the united states is a party. in the very structure of the border provisions, however, makes this impossible to achieve andle "wall street journal" said the other day and suggested that this bill really could start a trade war and if we begin to try to impose our bureaucracy on

John A. Boehner

5:41:53 to 5:42:14( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: other countries we could just have that. then we get to page 225. distribution of emission allowance repay thes. further down the page it -- retes. further down the page it says pursuant to the enties in direct carbon factor as calculated under subsection 3-b.

John A. Boehner

5:42:15 to 5:42:35( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: can anybody tell me how to calculate an indirect carbon factor or what an indirect carbon factor is? let me get to page 226. not more than 85% of the united states imports for that sector

John A. Boehner

5:42:36 to 5:42:59( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: are produced or manufactured in countries that have met at least one criteria, one of the criteria of that section, then the 10-year reduction schedule shall begin in the next vintage year. so now we're going to try to control imports from countries based on what they're doing with

John A. Boehner

5:43:10 to 5:43:30( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: regard to their energy policy. use of data to determine factor, page 231, where it is not possible to determine the precise electricit intensity factor for the methodology in clause 1.

John A. Boehner

5:43:31 to 5:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: in what instances would this -- would it not be possible it -- to determine what that is? let me get to page 233. in each eligible industrial sector every four years, using an average of the four most recent years of the best availability data, for the be published no later than

John A. Boehner

5:43:52 to 5:44:13( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: february 1, 2013, the administrator shall use the best available data for the maximum number of years up to four years for which data are available. why every four years? what's this data used for? then it goes on, the administrator should limit the average direct greenhouse gas emissions per

John A. Boehner

5:44:14 to 5:44:34( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: calculated under paragraph 4 for any eligible industrial sector to an amount that's not than it was in any previous calculation under this section. so what's the cost of this provision? or on page 234, the administrator shall use data from the greenhouse gas registry established under section 713.

John A. Boehner

5:44:35 to 5:44:56( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: how much is this going to cost? promoting international reductions in industrial emissions. page 236. congress finds that for the purposes of this subpart, can be most effectively addressed a achieved through agreements negotiated between the ited states and foreign countries.

John A. Boehner

5:44:57 to 5:45:18( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: it is the policy of the united states to work proactively under the united nations framework other appropriate fora commits all major greenhouse gas emitting nations to contribute equitably to the global greenhouse emissions.

John A. Boehner

5:45:19 to 5:45:39( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: the bott is all pain for the united states citizens and no gain. then we get to page 237. the president shall provide a notification on climate change described in paragraph 2 to each foreign country, the products of which are not exempted under section 768.

John A. Boehner

5:45:40 to 5:46:01( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: this is less than a fig leaf here. they're trying to pretend that this notification will satisfy the consultation required by the w.t.o. rules. it won't end there and it's going to result in retaliation against the united states exports. then we get further down on the pages, requesting the foreign

John A. Boehner

5:46:02 to 5:46:22( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: country to take appropriate measures to limit the greenh gas emissions in those countries. so if they're really nice, they won't have to, but if we can, we can force them to adopt our bizarre regulatory scheme. then we get to page 238, the united states negotiating

John A. Boehner

5:46:23 to 5:46:45( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: objectives with regard to multilateral environmental negotiations. so here we are tellering the administration what they're -- telling the administration what they're objectives are going to be as they negotiate envi country's -- with other countries around the world. the the presidential reports, page 239, not later than january

John A. Boehner

5:46:46 to 5:47:07( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: 1, 2017, and every two years therefore, the president shall submit a report to congress on the effectiveness of the distribution of emission and mitigating carbon leak and in eligible industrial sectors. .

John A. Boehner

5:47:08 to 5:47:28( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: let me go to page 260. let's go to page 260. modification of earned income credit amount for individuals with nonqualifying children. why does this bill

John A. Boehner

5:47:29 to 5:47:54( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: middle class families in america? why is it we are only going to help some people who would qualify for the earned income credit for individuals with no qualifying children? further down here it says, the secretary determines experienced a reduction in purchasing power as a result of

John A. Boehner

5:47:55 to 5:48:19( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: the provisions of this act. it's a flatout admission that every american is going to pay more for all of their energy. and it goes on and on and on. ladies give you some idea of why the american people think their congress is out of touch?

John A. Boehner

5:48:23 to 5:48:43( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: the idea government can create this giant bureaucracy to try to control how much co-2 gets into the atmosphere. we know that if we were to do our all-of-the-above energy strategy, we would see renewable sources of energy the scene available, producing jobs more quickly than under the underlying bill.

John A. Boehner

5:48:44 to 5:49:06( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: we know that under our bill you can actually have nuclear energy plants being built, cleaning up the air at a much faster rate than the underlying bill. but there's really a big underlying difference between our approach and the approach of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. that is trusting the american people.

John A. Boehner

5:49:07 to 5:49:27( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: you give the american people -- if we give the american people the right incentives, they'll make the right decisions. but that's not what we have on the floor today. what we have on the floor today is typical big government. and a fight we have between the two sides of the aisle really boils down to one word. it boils down to freedom. the freedom to allow the

John A. Boehner

5:49:28 to 5:49:48( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: american people to live their extra taxes and all this bureaucracy. i would just say to my colleagues, i did my best to amendment that was filed at 3:09 in the morning. obviously somebody knew this was coming.

John A. Boehner

5:49:49 to 5:50:09( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: but it wasn't filed until 3:09 this morning. this is not the way we should be doing legislation. the american people expect more of us and you know what? they deserve a lot more f us. so i would say to my colleagues, let's not go down

John A. Boehner

5:50:10 to 5:50:30( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: this ph. increasing taxes o single american. let's not go down the path of moving millions of jobs to china, india, and other countries around the world. let's trust the american people. let's give them our -above energy act and allow america to flourish, jobs to flourish, and most importantly

John A. Boehner

5:50:31 to 5:50:50( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: to allow freedom to flourish. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california.

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