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House Proceeding 11-13-07 on Nov 13th, 2007 :: 2:02:04 to 2:07:00
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have 1% of the 130 million phones currently owned by consumers are recycled. we're going to do something about that. a report in seattle, an american recycles day, dell, microsoft will raise

Tom Udall

2:02:04 to 2:02:17( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: awareness for recycling at safe could he and here -- safeco has helped promote the house. so passage of this bill will certainly support this ongoing efforts. we need to build on them. it's

Tom Udall

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Speech By: Tom Udall

Tom Udall

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Tom Udall: time for congress to recognize this important day. i urge my colleagues to support this bill and find something to recycle and recycle it. thanks. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now recognize

Tom Udall

2:02:27 to 2:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton. mr. upton: thank you. i yield myself three minutes. es again, i want to thank mr. inslee, mr. shays, mr. wynn, mr. barton, mr. dingell as well. you know,

Tom Udall

2:02:42 to 2:02:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: recycling is an important environmental concept that pre-dates by decades the first earth day and talk of global climate change. in fact, according to the national recycling coalition before

Tom Udall

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Tom Udall: the 1920's, 70% of u.s. did he cities ran programs to recycle certain materials. during world war ii, 60 years ago, american industry reused and recycled 25% of the waste system. today we're

Tom Udall

2:03:04 to 2:03:21( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: recycling, reusing about 33% of our nation's waste. moreover the need for serious recycling takes on an added dimension when america considers the state of america's landfill capacity. since 1980,

Tom Udall

2:03:21 to 2:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: the total annual generation of municipal solid waste otherwise known as regular household trash, has increased by more than 60% to its 2005 level of nearly 246 million tons every year. and

Tom Udall

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Tom Udall: further, according to the e.p.a. over the last 15 years, 9% less or about nine million tons of household garbage is going to our nation's landfill that means that the increased recycling efforts

Tom Udall

2:03:41 to 2:03:54( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: must step in to bridge the gap. while many folks may think that promoting recycling is confined to picking up a newspaper printed on recycled papers or buying a soft drink or beer in a recycled

Tom Udall

2:03:54 to 2:04:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: bottle, our domestic recycling industry is even more sophisticated and diverse than those perceptions. i've seen it first-hand in my district. in fact, domestic paper recycling helps create

Tom Udall

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Tom Udall: everything from serial boxes, col -- cereal boxes to furniture, recycled plastic soda bottles, recycled carpet, fill for i ask jackets -- ski jackets. it's a great way to help grow our economy.

Tom Udall

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Tom Udall: so, mr. speaker, this resolution is simply not just a remind -- remind of the virtual of good stewartship. it's also a charge to every one of us that taking time to recycle does indeed make

Tom Udall

2:04:30 to 2:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: a difference for the world. and i would urge that my colleagues support this resolution, encouraging every y american to participate in promoting the social, environm ental and economic benefits

Tom Udall

2:04:41 to 2:04:49( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: of recycling and buying recycled content products and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now recognize the gentleman from maryland, mr. wynn. mr. wynn:

Tom Udall

2:04:49 to 2:05:08( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: mr. speaker, i don't believe i have any further speakers and we do have the right to close. so. mr. upton: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from

Tom Udall

2:05:08 to 2:05:26( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: michigan yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from maryland is recognized to close. mr. wynn: in closing why only say that i think we have before us a very important, a very practical

Tom Udall

2:05:26 to 2:05:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: and a very creative bill encouraging all americans to participate in recycling. this is a wonderful bipartisan opportunity for all of us to do something good for environment and urge adoption

Tom Udall

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Tom Udall: of the resolution and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland has closed. the question before the house is, will we suspend the rules to

Tom Udall

2:05:48 to 2:05:58( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: agree to house concurrent resolution 122 as amended? those in favor say aye. those opposed. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended.

Tom Udall

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Tom Udall: the concurrent resolution is agreed to. without objection the motion to reconsider is therefore laid on the table. for other purposes the gentleman from maryland rise? mr. wynn: mr. speaker,

Tom Udall

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Tom Udall: i move that the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 1534 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1534. a bill to prohibit

Tom Udall

2:06:23 to 2:06:34( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: the sale, distribution or transfer of mercury to prohibit the export of mercury and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant of the rule the gentleman from maryland, mr. wynn,

Tom Udall

2:06:34 to 2:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: and the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton, each will control 20 minutes of the debate. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from maryland. mr. wynn. mr. wynn: i ask unanimous consent that

Tom Udall

2:06:47 to 2:07:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman

Zach Wamp

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Zach Wamp: from maryland will -- is recognized. mr. wynn: thank you. i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of h.r. 1534, the mercury export ban act of 2007. the

Zach Wamp

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Speech By: Zach Wamp

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