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House Proceeding on Jul 17th, 2008 :: 3:49:24 to 3:51:41
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Nick J. Rahall

3:49:14 to 3:49:24( Edit History Discussion )

Nick J. Rahall: texas, ms. sheila jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:49:24 to 3:49:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished gentleman from the great state of west virginia. i thank you for your leadership. speaking of history, i just want to make mention of the fact that

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:49:24 to 3:51:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:49:33 to 3:49:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we have many americans to care for, and i'm delighted that some 23,000 women from alpha kappa alpha are here. americans who are believing in their government and asking for change and asking

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:49:44 to 3:49:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for the leadership that is here on the floor of the house. to them, i believe we have an obligation, and to all americans, and it's important to note that i come from oil country. i represent

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:49:54 to 3:50:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: large numbers of energy companies in the city of houston. i practice oil and gas law and had the experience of stripper well legislation or litigation, if you will, worked on take or pay and curtailment.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:50:07 to 3:50:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: i know very well about the alaskan pipeline because it was being worked on in the 1970's. so we do have a right, and this legislation, h.r. 651 to ask that the alaskan pipeline for natural gas for

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:50:17 to 3:50:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: americans be utilized, to be put in place. and it might be time now to declare a national emergency and take control of that pipeline and get it working. but what this bill stands for is

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:50:28 to 3:50:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for working men and women, families, and what says is it's simply asking for due diligence. and that is to come to the national petroleum reserve and go ahead and ack knowledge the fact that

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:50:40 to 3:50:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: there are 22.6 million acres that can be leased. only three million acres have been leased. and only 25 exploratory wells have been drilled. we're simply saying that this is part of the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:50:58 to 3:51:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: larger piece, the drilling off the gulf of texas and louisiana of which we in those areas applaud and salute. they've been done environmentally safely. i am asking the people to engage

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:51:08 to 3:51:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: in the process of doing what the building trades have said, let us address the question of affordable energy and national security. this is a national security issue. and so the question has to be

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:51:18 to 3:51:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: if we have federal plands, we need to be able to drill, this legislation said so, we need to be able to have due diligence and come together and expire the kind of energy policy that

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:51:29 to 3:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: is for our national security. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new mexico. mr. pearce: mr. chairman, before i yield to mr. brady, i would point out that this is hi the area

Stevan Pearce

3:51:41 to 3:51:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stevan Pearce: that we're talking about leasing. it is not some area up in alaska that doesn't have any infrastructure, no pipelines. the majority is still avoiding the real question in front of this country

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