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House Proceeding 09-22-08 on Sep 22nd, 2008 :: 1:37:52 to 1:41:38
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Robert Matsui

1:35:48 to 1:37:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Matsui

Robert Matsui

1:37:43 to 1:37:52( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Matsui: the energy issue at the same time. mrs. bachmann: thank you to congressman bob latta. thank you so much for your leadership on this issue and also for the fact that you've been willing to

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:37:52 to 1:38:05( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: take on interest group after interest group on this issue because one thing se that i've learned being a d freshman member of congress is that there are interest groups nt who are speaking loud and

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:37:52 to 1:41:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michelle Marie Bachmann

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:38:05 to 1:38:21( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: clear and they aren't speaking on behalf of the american people who need t o get gas prices back ck down to $2 a gallon or l gess. what they were just months ago -- it wasn't that long ago t'that

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:38:21 to 1:38:35( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: gas prices were $2.32 a gallon. and i' m sure that our colleague from georgia, mr. gingrey, remembers when w e took office in january of 2007 gas prices were $2.32 a gallon. what are we being told

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:38:35 to 1:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: now? to that will any of never happen again. we ca cn never get gas prices back down to that level. well, we can't if the special interests that are now running this town stay inth charge. they're

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:38:46 to 1:39:02( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: exactly right. ex we never can get it down. but we can get it down to $2.32 a gallon if we do what the american people called us to do e when we came here because as congressman latta knows,

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:39:02 to 1:39:15( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: this lais a congressional -- congressly created proble m. this is -- congress alleyll created problem -- congressionaly created problem. the problem is the united statesat congress, that it

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:39:15 to 1:39:27( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: has made itde virtually illegal to access the answer to our anproblem that's contained right here underground.un whetether it's 27% of all the world's coal supplies, as i pl heard congressman gingrey

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:39:27 to 1:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: state in his remarks. or whether it's the fact terhat we are the saudi arabia of oil with three states, colorado, utah and nevada who havvae, or colorado, utah a nd wyoming, that have moreth oil

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:39:40 to 1:39:54( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: than all l of saudi arabia contained in shale oil. . or whether the answer is in natural gas, whichra we have over ve 420 trillion cubic square feet in the gul f coast region. or whether it's

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:39:54 to 1:40:09( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: wind or solar or o conservation. week of got it all. and again the united states it congress is the problem. what's that led to? that's led to the largest wealtesh transfer in american history,

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:40:09 to 1:40:27( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: over $700 billion has gone oust of our pockets directly overseas to peoplep who don't like us to purchase energy. $700 billion. $7 isn't it interesting that what we are heari ng right now in

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:40:27 to 1:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: this i financial crisis is that the american people are being askepld to pony up $700 billion to t bail out private companies out of financial messes they've gotten themselves into? so just

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:40:41 to 1:40:55( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: think about that for a moment. had we been drilling here in ourer own country rather than going overseas to purchase foreigno sources of energy, we would have had $700 billion worth off american

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:40:55 to 1:41:07( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: dollars staying here with our -- within our own borders. now congressman latta, i'm sure that would you agree with me that we would far prefer to see $700 billion worth of investmentnt stay

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:41:07 to 1:41:18( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: in the united states s because that would mean $th700 billion worth of jobs that could have been created in the united states. es mr. latta: you're absolutely right . ri when you're talking

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:41:18 to 1:41:27( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: aboyout that $700 billion that translates into about 70% of altol the oil that we use every day as y imported if this cimountry. you're absolutely right.ig when that price of oil keeps il escalating

Michelle Marie Bachmann

1:41:27 to 1:41:38( Edit History Discussion )

Michelle Marie Bachmann: up, then the questionhe he becomes what happens to the regular american person out er there? the problem is this, tprhat means the person or famithly won't be able to buy a new car because a

Robert Matsui

1:41:38 to 1:41:51( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Matsui: they kno w they have to worry av about the oil prices. i have the largest washing machine plant in the world in my i district. ri of those five million washing mi machines, the problem then,

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