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House Proceeding 07-15-09 on Jul 15th, 2009 :: 0:39:30 to 0:43:35
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Lee Terry

0:39:29 to 0:39:49( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: and secure -- john mchugh, for their forts. i ask my colleagues to vote for the rule and the underlying bill and i yie back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the distinguished gentleman from nebraska, mr. terry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from nebraska is recognized for three minutes. mr. terry: thank you, mr.

Lee Terry

0:39:30 to 0:43:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lee Terry

Lee Terry

0:39:50 to 0:40:11( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: speaker. i appreciate this opportunity to express my dissatisfies with this rule. this imy -- dissatisfaction with this rule. this is my 11th year, my 11th appropriations season. this is where substantive discussions have been prevented. i am extremely disturbed at this rule as all previous rules

Lee Terry

0:40:12 to 0:40:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: this year on appropriations. the years past, if we had a substantive meritorious amendment we were allowed to bring it to the floor without having to go through a totalitarian regime where a small group of people get to

Lee Terry

0:40:36 to 0:40:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: place their beliefs at the forefront and prevent discussion. so in this charade of saying that they're just protecting us from dilatory amendments, they are using this power to silence

Lee Terry

0:40:57 to 0:41:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: us on substantive amendments. let me give you my example about why i stand here today expressing my frustration at the heavy-handedness of the majority. i believe that our country is

Lee Terry

0:41:18 to 0:41:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: in jeopardy of no having enough energy to power our economy in the future. if we look at the electricity that nee to be generated in the future, we have to build well over 230 gigabytes of new energy over the next 30 years.

Lee Terry

0:41:41 to 0:42:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: let me put that in perspective. most -- so this is 460 new power plants. if we want clean, reliable and affordable energy for this country to power our economy, we have to open ourselves to nuclear power.

Lee Terry

0:42:02 to 0:42:22( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: we c't access yucca mountain. that's been shut down. but the rest of the world recycles their nuclear waste and power rods. we do not in this country. so i had an amendment that i felt very strongly about that increased for our national

Lee Terry

0:42:23 to 0:42:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: laboratories funding specifically to research recycling technologies that can be used at our nuclear power plants to continue to recycle their materials as they're being recognize re-cycled, not only is this energy efficient, but wise and efficient use of these nuclear rods, nuclear rods, which also means we have

Lee Terry

0:42:47 to 0:43:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: solved our waste issue. not totally making yucca mountain irrelevant but certainly making it so -- thank you. but certainly putting us on a path that we can use nuclear power as a clean affordable energy without necessity of yucca mountain being open today.

Lee Terry

0:43:09 to 0:43:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: for some reason in our energy and commerce committee every one of our nuclear amendments were shut down and voted against. and now we have a rules committee that's preventing nuclear power amendments. i don't understand. i am at a complete loss why the majority wants to shut down nuclear power when it's the

Lee Terry

0:43:30 to 0:43:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lee Terry: cleanest power we can have, most reliable and most affordable.

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