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Senate Proceeding on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 1:09:55 to 1:15:15
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Mary Landrieu

1:09:51 to 1:10:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: views on i resee the balance of my time. the presiding officer: who yields time? mr. conrad: madam president, again, i would yield five minutes to the senator from louisiana to discuss amendment. not to call it up, but to call

Mary Landrieu

1:09:55 to 1:15:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Landrieu

1:10:14 to 1:10:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: it up. consent that her remarks appear at the end of the debate on the mccain amendment so it is not disjointed. the presiding officer: without objection. the senator from louisiana. ms. landrieu: thank you, madam president. i rise to speak about amendment 931, which is at the desk which is modified and ask at a later

Mary Landrieu

1:10:36 to 1:10:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: time for it to be voted on and an order presented by the chairman of the committee. but i wanted to speak about an issue on -- in the discuss the importance of laying out the framework for how we may allocate future revenues that come in to our country -- to our

Mary Landrieu

1:10:58 to 1:11:20( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: country and to our general fund from offshore gas drilling. a couple of years ago, 2006, to be exact, senator domenici and i led a bipartisan effort to establish what i believe is a breakthrough precedent, an important to build a system or a method of

Mary Landrieu

1:11:21 to 1:11:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: energy surity for our nation, which would, as the debate is going on in the congress, include more domestic oil and gas drilling, an expansion, i ho of our nuclear capability for the production of electricity. i'm also very hopeful about alternative energy, wind and solar.

Mary Landrieu

1:11:43 to 1:12:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: we also have some interesting experiments under way with our tides. there are also opportunities for new hydro projects, and it will take all of the above, as it is often said, to help our country really maximize our domestic ene sources.

Mary Landrieu

1:12:05 to 1:12:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: representing the state of louisiana, as i offering this amendment with the senator from alaska as well, senator begich, who also represents a state that has contributed a great deal to conventional oil-and-gas production. it's important that the revenue streams associated with this

Mary Landrieu

1:12:26 to 1:12:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: production are shared equitably and fairly, not just with the federal treasury, but with the states that serve as platforms for the industry and the counties, and in our case parishes, that serve as platforms for this great industry. more than our businesses and residents,

Mary Landrieu

1:12:48 to 1:13:09( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: individuals, and f focused on the cost and price of energy and electricity, both on the electricity side and t transportation side. and while we're not there yet, we are president's new agenda to find a way to make america more energy

Mary Landrieu

1:13:10 to 1:13:30( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: in large measure, this debate has been -- actually been led by the chairman of the budget committee who is doing an outstanding job on the budget but has also been flexing his muscle and lending his we're so great full and appreciative to pushing our country to energy security. i offer this amendment as a

Mary Landrieu

1:13:31 to 1:13:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: basis to establish a deficit neutral reserve fund that will establish and but continue the precedent and practice set by the gulf of mexico energy security act which will set aside 50% of future funds to be allocated in a budget-neutral fashion for

Mary Landrieu

1:13:52 to 1:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: revenue sharing for states and local governmts along with contributions out of made to the land and water conservation fund and to investments in energy innovation. those three allocations of funding, whether it is for revenue sharing to establish a

Mary Landrieu

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

Mary Landrieu: partnership with state and local? governments as else in america we can drill. now, this amendment doants doesn't say where we're it doesn't authorize drilling. decisions are made that the revenue should be shared with state and local governments

Mary Landrieu

1:14:35 to 1:14:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: appropriately to enter into strong, reliable partnerships and mutually beneficial partnerships for increased drilling domestically. i i think this is a very smart way to proceed and has been voted on by over 82 member f this senate, both republicans and democrats. in addition, we understand that

Mary Landrieu

1:14:56 to 1:15:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: a part of this money could be dedicated to conservation, land and water. it could also go to energy innovation, research and development. so again it doesn't tie our hands to the specifics. it does not authorize any authorized under the law, but it does establish a deficit reserve

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