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Senate Proceeding on May 13th, 2009 :: 1:38:05 to 1:41:25
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Mary Landrieu

1:38:02 to 1:38:27( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: i wanted to take in reference to the vote we just cast. iast my vote for the nominee based on not only his experience with the department, but based on my confidence in the secretary that the president has appointed to help country to a position of energy security, a position that we do

Mary Landrieu

1:38:05 to 1:41:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Landrieu

1:38:28 to 1:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: not enjoy at this very moment. much t been done here and side of the capitol in the last couple of years, despite the rhetoric of several decades, we do not we have environmental issues, but we have security issues.

Mary Landrieu

1:38:51 to 1:39:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: and i wanted because there was obvious some hesitancy about this nominee based o domestic oil and gas production. that's what this vote was about. not about this personal nominee. this was a vote to express concern, which i share degree, that this administration

Mary Landrieu

1:39:16 to 1:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: has not positioned itself appropriately and aggressively enough in the area of domestic energy production of traditional as well as alternative and new sources. and here just to express, while i voted "yes" on this nominee, that i plan, and members on the

Mary Landrieu

1:39:37 to 1:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: republican and democratic side plan to be more vocal expressing our concern to administration that the tax proposals on the oil and gas industry are not going to create jobs. we're going to lose jobs. 1.8 million. that while we move to alternative fuels, we are

Mary Landrieu

1:39:58 to 1:40:19( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: turning our back on traditional natural gas, which is plentiful, which makes money for lots of people, which secures america, strengthens our industry and creates jobs. so this s a vote to indicate an unsettling on this floor both from the republican side and among some democrats that this is

Mary Landrieu

1:40:20 to 1:40:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: directly and more aggressively. i have all the confidence, as i close, in secretary salazar. he served right here with us just a few years ago. i know that he seeks a balance. so i trust that we'll start seeing some aggressive comments coming out from the administration as we push forward to keep leases open in

Mary Landrieu

1:40:43 to 1:41:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: the gulf, alaska, opening up virginia, other parts of shelf, as well as plentiful gas, mr. president, in your own state and in ohio, where our industries are desperate for this cheap, clean energy source. thank you, and

Mary Landrieu

1:41:05 to 1:41:27( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Landrieu: floor. mr. crapo: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from idaho. mr. crapo: thank you, mr. president. i would first like to indicate to the senator from louisiana i strongly tkpwhrae with her comments -- agree with her comments. i think the last time i spoke on this energy issue, she was on the floor as well. i share her sentiments about the need for us to continue to

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