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House Proceeding 07-30-08 on Jul 30th, 2008 :: 2:33:32 to 2:38:22
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Kevin McCarthy

2:31:55 to 2:33:32( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

2:33:20 to 2:33:32( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin McCarthy: of our land. ho w up to date is that? let us develop the resourceshe of our land, call forth its powerss, build up its institutions, promote all its greatre interests, and see whether we also in

Dean Heller

2:33:32 to 2:33:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: our day, in our generation, fellow colleagues, fr eshmen republicans, sta nding here for or the defense of our great country, daniel webster said, and see whether we also in our day a nd our gureneration

Dean Heller

2:33:32 to 2:38:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dean Heller

Dean Heller

2:33:44 to 2:34:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: way may not perform something worthy to be remembered.be i submit to you thato that's what we are doing, standing here tonight. unde an adjourndement resolution that will take place sometime

Dean Heller

2:34:00 to 2:34:11( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: in the next 24, 48 hours sending us home, most likely as it appears without doing anything toyt give an opportunity for my governor to getet in her flex fuel, hybrid taho e again if she determines

Dean Heller

2:34:11 to 2:34:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: so to go to her residence. we can jest about that. i could talk aboutk a lot of statistics, but tonight while you were in anwr i had the privilege on five occasions in my district inic south

Dean Heller

2:34:31 to 2:34:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: central michigan going to various gas station patumping gas into constituents' vehicles as they would allow me. i would simply say, hi, i'm i congressman tim walberg, in f you will share with

Dean Heller

2:34:48 to 2:35:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: me your ideas and concerns on energy andy the price at the pump, i would be glad to pump your gas while you tell me your story. and i came away with plenty of stories. i came away c with plenty

Dean Heller

2:35:12 to 2:35:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: otyf pictures. ju st monday afternoon in battle creek, michigan, a mother,r single parent, one child, came to the pump with ah small minivan. she left it running. when i questioned her about

Dean Heller

2:35:20 to 2:35:35( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: that, she saysat i'm afraid it won't start if i turn it off. she said i would be glad tod talk to you. i said how much do you want me to fill it?t? she said $11. that's just a little over

Dean Heller

2:35:35 to 2:35:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: two gallons. she began to telln me her story of how she is working two jobs and the gas that she has --- was putting into her vehicle that da y would get her through two days of work and her transportation

Dean Heller

2:35:48 to 2:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: to each of those jobs and back. thosee are stories that talk of reality.re another story that i wrote down came fro m a lady who said, because i'm a truck t driver and the high pri ce of

Dean Heller

2:36:08 to 2:36:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: fuel has damaged the economy soec badly, my empl oyer started limiting the miles to older, higher paid pa drivers such as myself. my income last yeare dropped a full 30%. then i was injured on

Dean Heller

2:36:20 to 2:36:38( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: the i job and denied workers' comp. i finally began receiving my disability payments after four months. during those four months, however, i was scraping up e svery cent available to pay

Dean Heller

2:36:38 to 2:36:54( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: for heat to heat my trailer home. becaus e i spent every available cent on heating fuel, food, and electr icity, i could not pay theld taxes on my paid for home. i am now in default and my home

Dean Heller

2:36:54 to 2:37:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: will be forfeited in october for back taxes. this is reality that we are talking about here.bo it's not simply price at the pump. it's lifestyle.ty it's living conditions.nd it's keeping a home

Dean Heller

2:37:05 to 2:37:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: that's paid for. i can't afford a cheaper vehicle, she said. s i can't afford c to repair thene t vehicle here that would get a few more miles per gallon than the old f-150. i'm a careful

Dean Heller

2:37:16 to 2:37:30( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: shopper. but the rising pric r of groceries also directly related to the energy crisis. let me read one last story that was told t o me. this was by a wife from jackson, michigan. whose husband

Dean Heller

2:37:30 to 2:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: was in sales, which ultimately diminished and ultimately was lost because of the fuel prices.s. she makes a number ofa points, but the last point she says that approx imately $175 per $ week

Dean Heller

2:37:42 to 2:38:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: w in gas costs, we can no longer afford to send ourfo children to catholic school. that was a choice, a yes. but a choice made specifically for herr children'sre interests. nt they cannot

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