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Senate Proceeding 06-03-08 on Jun 3rd, 2008 :: 3:00:58 to 3:11:04
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Barbara Boxer

2:59:23 to 3:00:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer

3:00:42 to 3:00:58( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: divide the time so that we can have some colloquy taking place.la mr. enzi: mr. president? the presiding officer: it would take consent to enter into that form of colloquy. mr. warner: i beg your pardon.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:00:58 to 3:01:14( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: the presiding officer: it would take consent for the time to be charged against the time allocated to the senator from virginia. mrs. boxer: mr. president, i note the absence of a quorum. i note

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:00:58 to 3:11:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:01:14 to 3:01:28( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: the absence of a a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: ~ quorum call: mrs. boxer: mr. president, i ask that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer:

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:01:28 to 3:01:45( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: without objection. mrs. boxer: i'm thrilled to report that the white smoke is coming out because we reached an agreem ent on how to proceed here. we will keep the order the way it is. the only exception is

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:01:45 to 3:02:01( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: that if a senator wants to question another senator, that that senator will do it off of the time they already have. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mrs. boxer: and

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:02:01 to 3:02:27( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: now i believe we go to senatorr casey for 15 minutes. mr. casey: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator fromr pennsylvania. mr. casey: mr. president, we're making history today in the senate

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:02:27 to 3:02:41( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: because this is the first global warming bill that has reached the floor for a full debate and vote. congress h as in the past, as we know, considered symbolic global warming legislation, but this

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:02:41 to 3:02:58( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: is the first time that we're working on the details. how to create a national policy to slow, stop, and reverse the catastrophic global warming that we see across the world. and at the same time this

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:02:58 to 3:03:15( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: legislation and this debate could not be more important to our economy and o national security. this bill is very simple. a lot of complexity to it, obviously, but at its core it's very simple. it is about

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:03:15 to 3:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: creating jobs, first of all. it's about protecting god's creation. and it's also about enhancing our national security and, indeed, the world security. it's not a perfect bill. but it's a good bill

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:03:30 to 3:03:44( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: on which to build a national program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. i do want to commend several members of the senate, senators lieberman and warner, senator boxer, and so many others who have worked so

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:03:44 to 3:03:57( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: many years on this legislation, and especially worked in the last year -- in the last six months to bring this to where we are today. these senators, with help from other members of the united states

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:03:57 to 3:04:32( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: senate, have crafted a bill that includes all of the major policyjo issues that we must address. the cost to american families, job creation, worker protection, focusing on developing nations that

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:04:32 to 3:04:48( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: will soon be the largest emitters of carbon, and keeping america competitive internationally. this bill also at its core recognizes and celebrates the best of the american spirit. we're confronting

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:04:48 to 3:05:06( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: challenges in this bill. no doubt about that. but we're confronting challenges with american innovation, american ingenuity, and the can-do spirit of the american people. the skill of the american

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:05:06 to 3:05:21( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: people leading the world and confronting a difficult challenge. so i think that's something that we should recognize. that this is a good opportunity for the american people. not only to confront

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:05:21 to 3:05:38( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: the crisis of global warming, but also to create jobs, to build a stronger economy, to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and to do something very significant on the question of what happens

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:05:38 to 3:05:55( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: to our planet. now, the authors of this bill have worked to include a number of things that are important to me. especially a program in this bill that is critical to the security of american workers.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:05:55 to 3:06:14( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: the climate change workers assistance program. in short, what this program will do is make sure that -- that workers who are adversely affected will have wages, they will have health care benefits, and

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:06:14 to 3:06:48( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: they will have the intensive training that they need to make the transition that will happen to some of our workers. this program will also provide a link between creating new manufacturing jobs

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:06:48 to 3:07:06( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: of the future and helping transition to those new jobs of the future over time. this program is also a safety net intended to give american families piece of -- peace of mind that they will not be left behind

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:07:06 to 3:07:21( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: as we build a new economy with these new jobs. and that's the key point. americans have called on us -- have called on us to take action and to prevent global warming. and they're willing to do

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:07:21 to 3:07:36( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: a lot of theular work to implement a national program to secure our collective future. and together we can do this. we know we can do this. america's always been able to confront difficult challenges

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:07:36 to 3:07:52( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: whether that challenge was the depression or a world war or any challenge presented to us, we can meet those challenges just like we're meeting the challenge that is global warming. we can stop

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:07:52 to 3:08:16( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: global warming at the same time that we create a robust new economy that provide good jobs for our families. now there is a lot of talk about cost of this bill. and there is no question that there are

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:08:16 to 3:08:29( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: costs. but i also worry about the costs to our families. all of us worry about that. people are working so hard just to make ends meet. this bill contains programs to directly address these concerns

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:08:29 to 3:08:50( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: including a paid-for tax policy to return money to consumers to offset increased costs and special assistance for states like pennsylvania, my home state, that rely on manufacturing and coal as a major part

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:08:50 to 3:09:03( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: of their economy. but to this discussion of cost, i want to add something that opponents of this bill don't talk much about, the cost of inaction, the cost of doing nothing, which many in this

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:09:03 to 3:09:21( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: chamber apparently believe that we should do. do no, hope that it gets better, and talk about it and talk about it and do nothing and wait for another day. while there's certainly a cost to implementing

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:09:21 to 3:09:37( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: this legislation, there's also a cost if we sit back and do nothing. not only it will be more expensive to address global warming the longer we wait, we can expect even greater costs in terms of major

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:09:37 to 3:09:55( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: storms and weather events, increased wildfires, loss of food crops, so many things that we're seeing playing out right before our eyes today in the world. just last week a report commissioned by the

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:09:55 to 3:10:13( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: united states department of agriculture acknowledged the impact that global warming could have on crop disasters. we already know what happened when grain crops fail due to drought and flooding

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:10:13 to 3:10:27( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: in different parts of the globe. it's happening right now. lack of crops and increased costs of staples like wheat an rice are causing food riots in some countries. by one estimate one-fifth of the world's

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:10:27 to 3:10:49( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: nations are at a food insecurity situation right now as we speak. so this is not just a humanitarian crisis for those people in their countries -- and their countries, this is also a national and international

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

3:10:49 to 3:11:04( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: security threat. that threat being food and security caused by a number of events and causes. but especially the challenge that we have of global warming. because that's contributing to that food

Bob Corker

3:11:04 to 3:11:19( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Corker: and security. to sit back and do nothing about the global warming when we see the path ahead of us and heard the warnings from scientists all over the world would be not just the wrong policy to do nothing

Bob Corker

3:11:04 to 3:13:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Corker

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