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House Proceeding on Jul 17th, 2008 :: 1:41:28 to 1:51:10
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Peter Welch

1:37:09 to 1:41:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter Welch

Peter Welch

1:41:17 to 1:41:28( Edit History Discussion )

Peter Welch: the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas, mr. sessions, is recognized. mr. sessions: thank you, mr. speaker. i also want to thank my friend, the gentleman, for yielding me such time

Pete Sessions

1:41:28 to 1:41:45( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: as i may consume. mr. speaker, i rise in strong opposition to this rule, which is a cynical attempt to provide political cover for members of this body who have chosen to elevate ptisanship

Pete Sessions

1:41:28 to 1:51:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

1:41:45 to 1:42:01( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and politics above american consumers and our economy. today, both everyday consumers and our national economy are suffering. mr. speaker, we're suffering because of this democrat majority's

Pete Sessions

1:42:01 to 1:42:12( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: mind-boggling, unwillingness to increase the supply of domestically produced oil to reduce prices at the pump. that's why we're suffering. we're suffering because the policy here in this body, in washington,

Pete Sessions

1:42:12 to 1:42:23( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: d.c., and you can read about it in virtually every single article across the paper, and that is the leadership of this house of representatives does not want to get the right thing done so

Pete Sessions

1:42:23 to 1:42:41( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: consumers can have more energy and oil at the pump. for weeks now, republicans have been unified in a commonsense and comprehensive approach to bringing down the price of gasoline for consumers

Pete Sessions

1:42:41 to 1:42:54( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: only to have every single one of those plans and votes on the floor of this house of representatives ignored by the democrat majority in favor of an agenda that prioritizes legislation

Pete Sessions

1:42:54 to 1:43:12( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: like naming historical trails and gaming the wild and scenic rivers act to prevent the increased development of energy in new england alone. going out of their way to make sure that commonsense

Pete Sessions

1:43:12 to 1:43:25( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: legislation that will help the free market and the energy companies who should be our friends to provide what consumers need and to produce a better economy. these priorities completely ignore

Pete Sessions

1:43:25 to 1:43:38( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the wishes of the american people and will do absolutely nothing to bring relief to the millions of americans who are really suffering as a result of high energy prices i think if the american

Pete Sessions

1:43:38 to 1:43:54( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: public knew that the plan or part of the plan was to sue opec, they would laugh just like members of this body have done. rather than taking this opportunity to work in a constructive, bipartisan

Pete Sessions

1:43:54 to 1:44:07( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: way to address ts domestic energy supply issues that have led to sky-high energy prices for consumers, today we're being asked outside of regular order and with no opportunity for members

Pete Sessions

1:44:07 to 1:44:23( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to offer their own good ideas to bring down the price of gasoline, to spend a whopping 40 minutes debating a figure leaf legislation that wasn't even -- fig leaf legislation that wasn't even released

Pete Sessions

1:44:23 to 1:44:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to republicans until late last night. republicans have already put forth a number of smart, innovative ideas to bring down gas prices. like h.r. 3089, the no more excuses energy act of

Pete Sessions

1:44:39 to 1:44:52( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: 2007. which would reduce the price of oil by opening new american refineries, investing in clean energy sources such as wind, nuclear and captured carbon dioxide and making available more

Pete Sessions

1:44:52 to 1:45:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: american energy through environmental sensitive exploration of the arctic energy slope and america's deep sea reserve. but, of course, we know we can't get close to that. we also have h.r. 2279,

Pete Sessions

1:45:08 to 1:45:23( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the expanded american refinery capacity on closed military installations act. which would reduce the price of oil by streamlining the refinery application process and by requiring the president to open at

Pete Sessions

1:45:23 to 1:45:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: least three closed military installations for the purpose of setting new and reliable american refineries in place. h.r. 5656, which would reduce the price of oil by allowing the entire federal government

Pete Sessions

1:45:39 to 1:45:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: not just the department of defense, nasa and our intelligence community to procure advanced alternative fuels derived from diverse sources such as oil shale, tar sands and coal to liquid

Pete Sessions

1:45:53 to 1:46:06( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: technology. h.r. 2208, the coal to liquid fuel act which would reduce the price of oil by encouraging the use of clean coal to liquid technology authorize -- by authorizing the secretary of

Pete Sessions

1:46:06 to 1:46:23( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: energy to engage in -- and enter into loan agreements with coal to liquid projects that produce innovative transportation fuel. and, h.r. 2493, the fuel mandate reduction act which would reduce

Pete Sessions

1:46:23 to 1:46:37( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the price of oil by removing fuel blend requirements and onerous government mandates that contribute to unaffordable gasoline. nord, red tape -- in other words, red tape. speaker pelosi and

Pete Sessions

1:46:37 to 1:46:48( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the democratic leadership have the ability to bring each and every one of these already developed, commonsense solutions up for a vote at any time. but they have chosen to ignore the

Pete Sessions

1:46:48 to 1:47:02( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: american public in favor of a radical environmentalist agenda and each one of these bills is also the subject of a discharge petition that would force their consideration. every single member

Pete Sessions

1:47:02 to 1:47:14( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: of this body, even though they may agree or disagree with speaker pelosi on whatever her agenda might be, can take the commonsense approach and sign a discharge petition. that would bring this

Pete Sessions

1:47:14 to 1:47:26( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: legislation to the floor of the house of representatives. i encourage every single member of this body who agrees that this country needs to increase its supply of safe and reliable american energy

Pete Sessions

1:47:26 to 1:47:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to force this democrat leadership to fatinally act by joining me and signing each and every one of these. it's simple. by the way, for the new members, as you hear this, all you have to do

Pete Sessions

1:47:39 to 1:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: is walk dawn to the very front, -- down to the very front, sign these discharge petitions and we, this afternoon, could be debating and voting on commonsense ideas to bring down the price of gasoline.

Pete Sessions

1:47:51 to 1:48:04( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: instead, this democrat majority led by speaker nancy pelosi has chosen to bring up redundant legislation that has been overtaken by events before it could even be considered. the bush administration

Pete Sessions

1:48:04 to 1:48:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: has already announced that a new round of leases will be held for the national petroleum reserve, making today's restatement of current policy as useless as the restatement of the current

Pete Sessions

1:48:24 to 1:48:38( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: use it or lose it or said another way, making energy companies drill dry holes. so, what we need is commonsense activities that would bring commonsense prices down for the american public. perhaps

Pete Sessions

1:48:38 to 1:48:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the most galling of all these inclusions of section 5 of today's legislation which forces cumbersome requirements and restrictions on the construction of any new pipeline from alaska to the united

Pete Sessions

1:48:50 to 1:49:02( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: states simply on behalf of big labor bosses, while the inclusion of this requirement is no surprise coming from the democrat majority that wants to take away a worker's right to a private

Pete Sessions

1:49:02 to 1:49:14( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: ballot so that big labor bosses can more easily manipulate the outcomes, it is disappointing that this democrat majority would blatantly include this requirement at a time when we can see

Pete Sessions

1:49:14 to 1:49:30( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: that it should be addressed to make life easier for bringing down the cost of gasoline for all americans. mr. speaker, today's bill is being brought forth by the democrat leadership in a weak

Pete Sessions

1:49:30 to 1:49:44( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: attempt and effort that does nothing more than restate current law and restate existing requirements that oil prodtion on lands be developed while adding new restrictions to pipeline construction

Pete Sessions

1:49:44 to 1:50:02( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: for the benefit of big labor bosses. i challenge anyone on either side of this aisle to produce a study other than the partisan and logically challenged report developed by the democrat staff

Pete Sessions

1:50:02 to 1:50:22( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and natural resources committee that reapplies the so-called use it or lose it provision to the natural petroleum reserve will create even bun additional barrel of oil. this is a supply side

Pete Sessions

1:50:22 to 1:50:35( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: problem. this is a problem that the new democrat majority has made happen and this is a problem that the american people are asking each of us to solve. so, the republican party is here

Pete Sessions

1:50:35 to 1:50:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: on the floor of the house of representatives on behalf of the american people asking all the members of this body to please understand what we're doing. i think it's a cynical rule that

Pete Sessions

1:50:50 to 1:51:00( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: we are debating now as well as underlying legislation. we need real legislation. we need to put the american people first. we are not just some country, we are america and we can win. we reserve

Pete Sessions

1:51:00 to 1:51:10( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from vermont, mr. welch, is recognized. mr. welch: thank you, mr.

Peter Welch

1:51:10 to 1:51:22( Edit History Discussion )

Peter Welch: speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. welch: a brief remark. the number of bills that were referred to by my friend from texas,

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