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House Proceeding on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 1:12:30 to 1:17:25
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Virginia Foxx

1:12:28 to 1:12:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: enviroent coalition, or seec, we recognize that h.r. 3585 i an important bl. i want to thank the gentlelady from arizona for developing such a great bill, one that speaks volume, to bettering our nation's economy, speaking to our environment. i ask members to vote in strong

Virginia Foxx

1:12:30 to 1:17:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

1:12:49 to 1:13:09( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: favor of this legislation. i yield back the balance of my ti. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may coume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. while solar energy is an

Virginia Foxx

1:13:10 to 1:13:31( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: important resource of one -- there are many flaws in th legislation and in the rule, and this is not the right policy to advance our nation's energy needs. as usual, the democrats' approacho another problem is to take money from hard tls working citizens to use -- hardworking citizens to use for their pet projects and their supporters. this approach fails to incorporate creative solutions that do not rely on an ever--- on ever increasing the size of

Virginia Foxx

1:13:32 to 1:13:52( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the federal government. according to the science and technology committee, solar energy's been on the forefront for over 30 years, and yet it still makes up only 1% of the 7% of renewable energy consumed in the united states. because there's no silver bullet, our nation'snergy policy must encome pass many energy alternative -- encompass

Virginia Foxx

1:13:53 to 1:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: many energy alternative solutions. mr. speaker, if the democrats were serious in freeing our nation from the grip of foreign oil, they bring legislation to the floor that invests in several energy initiatives, not just one. republicans have alternatives. we have alternatives to everything that they have been presenting. we've introduced legislation

Virginia Foxx

1:14:14 to 1:14:34( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that would encompass a multitude of energy initiatives, including solar technology. h.r. 2846, the american energy act, of which i am a co-sponsor, is a comprehensive energy solution plan that will create jobs, make energy more affordable, diversify our energy sources and help the more energy

Virginia Foxx

1:14:35 to 1:14:56( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: independent. the american energy act would increase both the supply of american-made energy in environmentally sound ways and achieve the goal of energy independence for our nation. instead of investing billions in taxpayer dollars we don't have for one energy resource, the american energy act would establish a renewable energy trust fund using revenues

Virginia Foxx

1:14:57 to 1:15:18( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: generated by exploration in the deep ocean and on the arctic coastal plain. it would permanently extend the tax credit for alternative energy production, includi wind, solar and hydrogen, and it would eliminate barriers to the expansion of emission-free nuclear power production. the comprehensive strategy is budget-neutral without tax

Virginia Foxx

1:15:19 to 1:15:40( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: increases and would make energy independence achievable without wasting billions of our constituents' dollars. . this ruires that the secretary of energy allocate at least 75% of funding to those solar r&d projects directed under the committee's road map. this leaves little flexibility for innovations that may be feasible and yet were not

Virginia Foxx

1:15:41 to 1:16:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: included in the road map. when speaker pelosi took office, she promised the nation that this congress would be the most open and honest in history. this bill works againsthat objective. at least 1/3 of the road map committee createby this bill is made up of industry officials who are explicitly exempted from the federal advisory committee act which is intended to provide

Virginia Foxx

1:16:03 to 1:16:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: an open and transparent process. the democrats in charge could have ensured the road map committee was open and transparent but curiously they chose not to. when it comes to solar technology research and development, we must have the collaboration of the department of energy, universities, and industries, however this bill would create a committee half of

Virginia Foxx

1:16:24 to 1:16:45( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: which could be industry telling d.o.e. where to direct taxpayer development that could benefit their companies while not having to answer to anyone or defend their recommendations. this is not a responsible policy when billions of taxpayer dollars are on the mr. speaker, h.r. 900 of which

Virginia Foxx

1:16:46 to 1:17:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: i'm a co-sponsor would liberate energy companies from being suffocated by extreme environmental litigation and allow them to move forward and get approval to implement energy products. mr. speaker, this rule is wrong. this bill is a bad and with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves her time.

Virginia Foxx

1:17:07 to 1:17:25( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: mr. speaker, by creating a solar technology road map committee, made up of experts representing a variety of perspectives from the private industry, the solar technology industry, from the national laboratories, one of which borders my district, the

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