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Senate Proceeding on Apr 16th, 2008 :: 1:33:15 to 1:40:56
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James Inhofe

1:33:01 to 1:33:15( Edit History Discussion )

James Inhofe: is now time for us as americans to think anew and act anew about the issue of climate change and controlling greenhouse gases. americans have always looked within ourselves for solutions. we have always

James Inhofe

1:33:02 to 1:33:21( Edit History Discussion )

James Inhofe: from new york to paris in 1927. well, that achievement spawned a $300 billion aviation industryy today. it is my hope and my goal that this legislation will foster the kind of solutions that we

Bill Nelson

1:33:15 to 1:33:34( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: had confidence in american ingenuity and american creativity to deal with t whe challenges of the future. yes, we want to protect our environment and, yes, we want a strong economyro. the way to

Bill Nelson

1:33:15 to 1:40:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson

1:33:21 to 1:33:34( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: need to address the concerns about climate change. what i am proposing is that we take a brand-new look at climate change. with that new look, our solution will be based on removing -- removi ng -- excess

Bill Nelson

1:33:34 to 1:33:49( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: have both is by thinking anew and acting anew. it is time to use our untapped human potential and use the american spirit to develop the technologies that we need. it is now time for the united states

Bill Nelson

1:33:34 to 1:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: greenhouse gases that are already in the atmosphere. we must think anewhi and we must act anew. that line, "we must think anew and we must act anew" is engraved on a scenic overlook along interstate

Bill Nelson

1:33:49 to 1:34:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: senate and for congress to find a solution to global climate change not through limits but through imagination, innovation and invention. i look forward to working with each and every membendr of the united

Bill Nelson

1:33:51 to 1:34:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: 80 between0 cheyenne and laramie, wyoming. it is engraved on a pedestal that holds a large bust of abrahamm lincoln. lincoln was the one to have the vision for the transcontinental railroad. it

Bill Nelson

1:34:00 to 1:34:11( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: states senate in achieving this goals. with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. mr. grassley: mr. president? mrs. boxer: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs.

Bill Nelson

1:34:07 to 1:34:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: is now time for us as americans to think anew and act anew about the issue of climate change and controlling greenhouse gases. americans have always looked within ourselves for solutions. we have always

Bill Nelson

1:34:11 to 1:34:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: boxer: yes, thank you very much. i would just like to ask my friend, does he want to speak in morning business or on the bill? mr. grassley: for about six or seven minutes.in mrs. boxer: no problem. i would

Bill Nelson

1:34:21 to 1:34:31( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: just say at the conclusion of my remarks, we recognize senator grassley for ten minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. boxer: let me just say, first of all, i want to make another plea

Bill Nelson

1:34:21 to 1:34:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: had confidence in american ingenuity and american creativity to deal with t whe challenges of the future. yes, we want to protect our environment and, yes, we want a strong economyro. the way to

Bill Nelson

1:34:31 to 1:34:44( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: to my friends on the other side of the aisle. there's a couple of amendments out there. senator inhofe and i are very anxious to get done with the bill. the bill's a mini economic stimulus. it will

Bill Nelson

1:34:40 to 1:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: have both is by thinking anew and acting anew. it is time to use our untapped human potential and use the american spirit to develop the technologies that we need. it is now time for the united states

Bill Nelson

1:34:44 to 1:34:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: release a billion dollars of projects for important highway programs, important transit programs. it's a technical corrections bill. it sticks within the limits that we set in terms of spending. and when

Bill Nelson

1:34:55 to 1:35:06( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: senate and for congress to find a solution to global climate change not through limits but through imagination, innovation and invention. i look forward to working with each and every membendr of the united

Bill Nelson

1:34:57 to 1:35:16( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: senator inhofe and i agree on something, it usually covers the spectrum. so we're very hopeful we'll have a good vote.ot before senatorbe barrasso leaves, i just wanted to say that he mentioned the president's

Bill Nelson

1:35:06 to 1:35:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: states senate in achieving this goals. with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. mr. grassley: mr. president? mrs. boxer: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs.

Bill Nelson

1:35:16 to 1:35:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: goals. the president says we should halt the growth of greenhouse gases. mr. president, by 2025. halt the growth t. which means 18 years of nothing -- halt the growth. which means 18 years of nothing.

Bill Nelson

1:35:17 to 1:35:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: boxer: yes, thank you very much. i would just like to ask my friend, does he want to speak in morning business or on the bill? mr. grassley: for about six or seven minutes.in mrs. boxer: no problem. i would

Bill Nelson

1:35:27 to 1:35:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: just say at the conclusion of my remarks, we recognize senator grassley for ten minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. boxer: let me just say, first of all, i want to make another plea

Bill Nelson

1:35:33 to 1:35:47( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: what a pathetic response to a crisis that as united evangelical groups, scientists, businesses, and much of the world. so i'm just here to say -- and i'm not going to have n a debate with my friend

Bill Nelson

1:35:37 to 1:35:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: to my friends on the other side of the aisle. there's a couple of amendments out there. senator inhofe and i are very anxious to get done with the bill. the bill's a mini economic stimulus. it will

Bill Nelson

1:35:47 to 1:36:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: -- my good friend, who i really enjoy -- he's a member of our committee -- but i want to say that this gives new meaning to doing nothing. when we have a crisis that we have now and we have a small window

Bill Nelson

1:35:50 to 1:36:03( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: release a billion dollars of projects for important highway programs, important transit programs. it's a technical corrections bill. it sticks within the limits that we set in terms of spending. and when

Bill Nelson

1:36:00 to 1:36:17( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: to act and we waste 18 years. this isn't talking about leaving a the problem to t he new president president, like he's doing in iraq. this is presidents, you know, who we don't even who know they

Bill Nelson

1:36:03 to 1:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: senator inhofe and i agree on something, it usually covers the spectrum. so we're very hopeful we'll have a good vote.ot before senatorbe barrasso leaves, i just wanted to say that he mentioned the president's

Bill Nelson

1:36:17 to 1:36:32( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: are. it means that we are following a recipe for gloom and doom instead of looking in this -- looking at this problem and seeing it for what it is: an amazing opportunity. you know,no it's interesting

Bill Nelson

1:36:22 to 1:36:39( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: goals. the president says we should halt the growth of greenhouse gases. mr. president, by 2025. halt the growth t. which means 18 years of nothing -- halt the growth. which means 18 years of nothing.

Bill Nelson

1:36:32 to 1:36:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: that my friend, senator grassley's here, who's so strong on ethanol ethanol. well, this is the kind of thing we're going to do so we can get off the fossil fuels. and we have oth her opportunities,

Bill Nelson

1:36:39 to 1:36:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: what a pathetic response to a crisis that as united evangelical groups, scientists, businesses, and much of the world. so i'm just here to say -- and i'm not going to have n a debate with my friend

Bill Nelson

1:36:50 to 1:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: seal loas i can cellulosic. we have new ways of making cars. i happen to drive a hybrid. i think it's amazing. i get over 50 miles per gallon. i sort of just waive at the gas station. i don't have to

Bill Nelson

1:36:53 to 1:37:06( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: -- my good friend, who i really enjoy -- he's a member of our committee -- but i want to say that this gives new meaning to doing nothing. when we have a crisis that we have now and we have a small window

Bill Nelson

1:37:02 to 1:37:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: go there that often. and these cars are getting better and better and better. we have so many ways. but it isn't going to happen if we just simply say by 2025 we'll halt the growth of greenhouse gas

Bill Nelson

1:37:06 to 1:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: to act and we waste 18 years. this isn't talking about leaving a the problem to t he new president president, like he's doing in iraq. this is presidents, you know, who we don't even who know they

Bill Nelson

1:37:15 to 1:37:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: emissions. we have to halt the growth very soon. and i view it as a great opportunity for an economicno renaissance in this country. if you look at great britain, what they have done, they've cutve

Bill Nelson

1:37:23 to 1:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: are. it means that we are following a recipe for gloom and doom instead of looking in this -- looking at this problem and seeing it for what it is: an amazing opportunity. you know,no it's interesting

Bill Nelson

1:37:30 to 1:37:44( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: their carbon -- 1215% over the o last ten years or -- 15% over the last ten years or so? their g.d.p. has grown over 45% and over 5,000 new jobs that are green. so i think rather than be so frightened

Bill Nelson

1:37:38 to 1:37:56( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: that my friend, senator grassley's here, who's so strong on ethanol ethanol. well, this is the kind of thing we're going to do so we can get off the fossil fuels. and we have oth her opportunities,

Bill Nelson

1:37:44 to 1:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: and meek as the president is about this thing, we should be leading the world to this new, great economic renaissance. and america should be in the front inventing these products. i know the president says

Bill Nelson

1:37:56 to 1:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: seal loas i can cellulosic. we have new ways of making cars. i happen to drive a hybrid. i think it's amazing. i get over 50 miles per gallon. i sort of just waive at the gas station. i don't have to

Bill Nelson

1:38:01 to 1:38:12( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: he wants to invest inn new technologies. unless you have a cap on greenhouse gas emissions, unless your proposal involves a cap so that we get down to d what is necessary to preventve catastrophe

Bill Nelson

1:38:08 to 1:38:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: go there that often. and these cars are getting better and better and better. we have so many ways. but it isn't going to happen if we just simply say by 2025 we'll halt the growth of greenhouse gas

Bill Nelson

1:38:12 to 1:38:27( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: catastrophe, then you're part of p the problem, you're not part of the pollution. you're just -- you're just making believe you're p bart of the solution 6789 i don't want to do d any -- part of

Bill Nelson

1:38:21 to 1:38:36( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: emissions. we have to halt the growth very soon. and i view it as a great opportunity for an economicno renaissance in this country. if you look at great britain, what they have done, they've cutve

Bill Nelson

1:38:27 to 1:38:39( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: the solution. i don't want to do any more than is necessary. i want to do what is nose avert what iseally an important problem for the world, as our pentagon tells us that if we do nothing, the ravages

Bill Nelson

1:38:36 to 1:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: their carbon -- 1215% over the o last ten years or -- 15% over the last ten years or so? their g.d.p. has grown over 45% and over 5,000 new jobs that are green. so i think rather than be so frightened

Bill Nelson

1:38:39 to 1:38:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: of globa warming will be the cause of wars, will be the cause of drought, will be the cause of famine, will be the cause of unrest, will bere the cause of refugees wandering around starving to death.

Bill Nelson

1:38:50 to 1:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: and meek as the president is about this thing, we should be leading the world to this new, great economic renaissance. and america should be in the front inventing these products. i know the president says

Bill Nelson

1:38:54 to 1:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: that's why so many of the churches have joined us, so many of theof religions, the great religions have joined us in this effort. we have a great group working here, and i was a little bit surprised

Bill Nelson

1:39:07 to 1:39:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: he wants to invest inn new technologies. unless you have a cap on greenhouse gas emissions, unless your proposal involves a cap so that we get down to d what is necessary to preventve catastrophe

Bill Nelson

1:39:07 to 1:39:19( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: when the president sort of took on the lieberman-warner bill in his way. he didn't mention it by name but he basicallyly referred to efforts in the senate and it's dangerous dangerous. i would say,

Bill Nelson

1:39:18 to 1:39:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: catastrophe, then you're part of p the problem, you're not part of the pollution. you're just -- you're just making believe you're p bart of the solution 6789 i don't want to do d any -- part of

Bill Nelson

1:39:19 to 1:39:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: mr. president, i've been trying to get to sigh this issue -- get to see youn this issue, i've been wanting to goat talk to you on this issue. i know the former prime minister of england, tony blair,

Bill Nelson

1:39:33 to 1:39:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: the solution. i don't want to do any more than is necessary. i want to do what is nose avert what iseally an important problem for the world, as our pentagon tells us that if we do nothing, the ravages

Bill Nelson

1:39:33 to 1:39:46( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: has spoke with you. he's coming next week to speak to me again. we need to work together. this should not be partisan. unfortunatel y it is. you know, when i was in great britain and my staff -- we

Bill Nelson

1:39:45 to 1:40:00( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: of globa warming will be the cause of wars, will be the cause of drought, will be the cause of famine, will be the cause of unrest, will bere the cause of refugees wandering around starving to death.

Bill Nelson

1:39:46 to 1:39:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: were meeting to understand, you know, what steps they'veve taken and how about a cap-and-trade system and the rest. you know what we found out? it was the most remarkable, wonderful thing. each

Bill Nelson

1:39:59 to 1:40:12( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: party, labor and conservative, was staking claim to the issue of global warming and saying to the oth ter party, you're not doing enough, you're not doing enough. and i turned to my staff and i

Bill Nelson

1:40:00 to 1:40:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: that's why so many of the churches have joined us, so many of theof religions, the great religions have joined us in this effort. we have a great group working here, and i was a little bit surprised

Bill Nelson

1:40:12 to 1:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: said, oh, if i have one prayer, it's that we have a situation where that happens at home. instead of this horrible fight. and if i have another prayer, it's that the presidential candidates, republican

Bill Nelson

1:40:13 to 1:40:25( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: when the president sort of took on the lieberman-warner bill in his way. he didn't mention it by name but he basicallyly referred to efforts in the senate and it's dangerous dangerous. i would say,

Bill Nelson

1:40:25 to 1:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: mr. president, i've been trying to get to sigh this issue -- get to see youn this issue, i've been wanting to goat talk to you on this issue. i know the former prime minister of england, tony blair,

Bill Nelson

1:40:26 to 1:40:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: and democratic, will be arguing over who has the best plan t. that may happen. that may happen. and that would be exciting. but i don't want to wait till then. i don't want to do nothing. i don't want

Bill Nelson

1:40:39 to 1:40:52( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: has spoke with you. he's coming next week to speak to me again. we need to work together. this should not be partisan. unfortunatel y it is. you know, when i was in great britain and my staff -- we

Bill Nelson

1:40:40 to 1:40:56( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Nelson: to be part of the problem. i don't want my grandkids to say, "where was my grandma?" at the moment they the window do something, they slammed it shut. so i'm glad my friend came to speak about global

Barbara Boxer

1:40:52 to 1:41:05( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: were meeting to understand, you know, what steps they'veve taken and how about a cap-and-trade system and the rest. you know what we found out? it was the most remarkable, wonderful thing. each

Barbara Boxer

1:40:56 to 1:41:17( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: warming but i hope we can continue to work together to get him onboard in a more aggressive way to do more, really to do our job, to fulfill our responsibility. we would never take our grandchild, put him

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