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Senate Proceeding on May 15th, 2008 :: 5:59:29 to 6:02:58
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Kent Conrad

5:44:24 to 5:59:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kent Conrad

Kent Conrad

5:59:19 to 5:59:29( Edit History Discussion )

Kent Conrad: president, p i have a motion to send to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from south carolina, mr. demint, moves that the conferees on the part of the

Jim DeMint

5:59:29 to 5:59:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: senate on the disagreeing votes of the two houses -- mr. demint: i ask unanimous consent further reading be dispensed. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. demint: i take a few

Jim DeMint

5:59:29 to 6:02:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

5:59:42 to 5:59:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: moments to explain what this motion is and i hope we can all agree as senators on it.~ if there's orene thing we hear from both sides when we're talking about trade around the world and trade agreements

Jim DeMint

5:59:59 to 6:00:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: is that there needs to be a level playing field, that trade needs to be fair, that the terms should be the same on both sides sides. this motion to instruct the conferees addresses that on one issue.

Jim DeMint

6:00:18 to 6:00:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: what it does, it would prevent congress from passing any law with new mandates on greenhouse gas emissions that would harm the u.s. economy or result in job loss unless both china and india had the

Jim DeMint

6:00:30 to 6:00:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: same mandates. in other words, we had a level playing field. it is not going to help the environment in the united states or the world if we pass mandates that raise the cost of doing business

Jim DeMint

6:00:46 to 6:01:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: in our country, particularly those companies that are energy-intensive, especially manufacturing, if we create mandates here that do not exist in india or china. our companies will simply re relocate to

Jim DeMint

6:01:01 to 6:01:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: other countries, taking american jobs with them. the point of this motion is just to put in front of all the conferees the idea that it is important for us t reduce greenhouse emissions, to reduce

Jim DeMint

6:01:15 to 6:01:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: co2 emissions all over the world world, but it's also important for us to keep in mind that if we do something that's just j isolated to the united states, that hurts our economy and costs us jobs here,

Jim DeMint

6:01:33 to 6:01:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: that it makes no sense if we don't require the major industrial countries like china and india to do the same thing. so we have seen over the last 15 years that co2 emissions in the united states

Jim DeMint

6:01:50 to 6:02:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: have actually grown less than the economy has grown. so our productivity is increasing, our use per capita, as far as co2's, is actually declining. but we see at the same time a 1 100% increase in emissions

Jim DeMint

6:02:02 to 6:02:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: from china and india. and many of us who have watched the previews to the olympics in china can see the result of that in the air. so i'm asking my colleagues, particularly the confereesee, to support

Jim DeMint

6:02:18 to 6:02:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the idea that we will not do anything that puts new emissions standards on our companies in this country if we know it's going to hurt the economy or hurt jobs. that we need to insist that the same standards

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