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House Proceeding 07-21-09 on Jul 21st, 2009 :: 0:22:30 to 0:25:00
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Steve Scalise

0:22:21 to 0:22:42( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: mr. costello: i'll reserve the balance of my time. gentleman serves. the gentleman from louisiana. mr. scalise: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of the legislation dealing with hydroelectric power. i think it's important as we're talking about energy that we really talk about the need to get a compre hencive national energy policy in our country -- comprehensive national energy policy in our country.

Steve Scalise

0:22:30 to 0:25:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Steve Scalise

0:22:43 to 0:23:04( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: it's not just enough to look at any one significant source of power. we need to look at all of the resources in our land. in ft, the inscription by daniel webster right above the speaker's rostrum talks about the need to explore the resources of our land. unfortunately there are many federal laws and barriers this in place that prevent us --

Steve Scalise

0:23:05 to 0:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: barriers in place that prevent us from doing just that. it imposes more barriers in addition to imposing significant taxes onto the backs of american people in the and bureaucratic regulations that will run millions of jobs out of this country. that's not the right approach. what we need is a comprehensive energy policy, and i'm proud to

Steve Scalise

0:23:26 to 0:23:47( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: be a co-sponsor with many of my other colleagues of the american energy act, a bill we filed earlier this year, to take a comprehensive look to the national energy policy. we explore more technologies for wind, for solar, for hydroelectric, for nuclear power. but we use our natural resources like oil, natural gas

Steve Scalise

0:23:48 to 0:24:08( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: to get to that bridge, to fund those other alternatives and use the things that we have here today to get us to those technologies that aren't yet readily available to power our homes or to run our cars but hopefully one day will through the technologies that we advance by utilizing the natural resources we have in our country to create jobs. and our bill would actually

Steve Scalise

0:24:09 to 0:24:29( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: create jobs and generate billions of dollars to the federal government, not by raising taxes but by creating more economic opportunities by creating jobs, getting people back to work so they can contribute and pay into and pay down this debt as opposed to raising the debt running off jobs. and so i would hope we would support and get to a place

Steve Scalise

0:24:30 to 0:24:51( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: where we can actually get an agreement in a bipartisan way to pass a bipartisan bill like the american energy act that actually takes a comprehensive approach to solving our national energy needs d reducing our dependence on middle eastern oil rather than this cap and tax that would make countries like europe, the middle east, china more

Steve Scalise

0:24:52 to 0:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: powerful and put america further at risk. and so we can get our strength and energy policy. we can get energy independence,

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