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Senate Proceeding on Jun 11th, 2008 :: 3:33:58 to 3:40:57
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Charles Schumer

3:24:51 to 3:33:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles Schumer

Charles Schumer

3:33:38 to 3:33:58( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: from tennessee. mr. alexander: mr. president, could you let me know when five minutes have expired, please. the presiding officer: yes, sir. lockbox lockbox mr. president, i will give the senator from

Lamar Alexander

3:33:58 to 3:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: new york an a-plus for create ive imagination. here we are wanting to debate the boxer climate change substitu te that had long been anticipate ed, and that's the billl we're on today, which is a 53-

Lamar Alexander

3:33:58 to 3:40:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

3:34:12 to 3:34:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: 53-cent-per-gallon tax increase proposed by the other side, a $6 $6. 7 trillion slush fund that members could spend as they see fit. they tried to bring it down, a bill that we should be spending all

Lamar Alexander

3:34:25 to 3:34:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: month talking about. i mean, if it's really important to deal with gas prices and electricity prices and climate change and clean air and our overdependence on foreign oil, where's the debate -- where

Lamar Alexander

3:34:37 to 3:34:54( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: are the debate ers on climate change? that is the bill that we're on today. we said -- the republicans said, let us continue to discuss this important issue. they said, no, let's bring it down and for

Lamar Alexander

3:34:54 to 3:35:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: what purpose? to bring up their no-energy bill bill. ll mr. alexander: their solution to gas prices -- very cleverly disguised by the senator from new york -- is more lawsuits, more tarks taxes and no exploration.

Lamar Alexander

3:35:12 to 3:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: our solution is more american energy now. the senator from new york said, well, -- well, why should we drill in the 2,000 acres of alaska that would produce a million barls-plus of oil per day. this

Lamar Alexander

3:35:24 to 3:35:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: would be ten years before weould see that oil. a million barrels of oil a day, which would add a million to the six billion that we produce. he's exactly right. ten years ago president clinton

Lamar Alexander

3:35:40 to 3:35:57( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: vetoed the alaskan oil exploration and if he had not -- it was passed by the republican congress -- we would have one million more barrels of oil a day of more american energy. so that's the reason we should

Lamar Alexander

3:35:57 to 3:36:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: go ahead. we need more american energy now now. we're for it. they're not. we're for it. they're not. more american energy now. we know -- we know that the future is a different kind of future for energy,

Lamar Alexander

3:36:18 to 3:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: and i, for one senator -- and most of my colleagues favor -- and i've suggested that we have a new manhattan project, in effect shall -- --how do we make plug-in electric cars commonplace? how do we

Lamar Alexander

3:36:28 to 3:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: safely dispose of nuclear waste by reprocessing it it? how do we have new research for advance ed biofuels, crops we don't eat? we want that kind of future. and we want to start today to move toward

Lamar Alexander

3:36:42 to 3:36:57( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: it with the same -- the same intellectual horsepower and speed and dollars that we move toward splitting the atom and building a bomb in world war ii, as one example. but that's the future. the bridg

Lamar Alexander

3:36:57 to 3:37:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: to the future is to use american energy now, or oil now. gasoline is made from oil. we use 25% of all of it in the world. and until we get to this future, we're going to need more of it. we can either

Lamar Alexander

3:37:13 to 3:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: buy it from the middle east and from venezuela or we can make more of it here. it's that simple. now, today and in future days, i will be reading letters from tennesseans who've written to me about the

Lamar Alexander

3:37:42 to 3:37:58( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: effect of gas prices on their families. i received 400 -- 400 such e-mails in the last few days. and let me read one from lanita howard in roughterford counsel -- in reuther rutherford county. "our family

Lamar Alexander

3:37:58 to 3:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: has been hit hard. we own a small-town small-town newspaper. i live nearly 20 miles from my office. working from home is not an option. i have i'm spending close to $70 a week an gas. two weeks

Lamar Alexander

3:38:20 to 3:38:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: ago it cost me $30 to $35 a week. diesel fuel is another story. road fuel fuel is running run " she goes on to tell about her husband who is a seventh- seventh-neration farmer. i have a letter

Lamar Alexander

3:38:32 to 3:38:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: also from jonathan henry, a marine for 18 years, who is a tennessee native native, returned from 12 months in iraq. his family was given a flat rate for moving costs. gas is so high they've had to make

Lamar Alexander

3:38:47 to 3:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: cuts in about everything else. he had to forego his family vacation. it is too expensive to go on now now. the presiding officer: the senator has use ed five minutes. mr. alexander: thank you. from

Lamar Alexander

3:39:04 to 3:39:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: kathy crow from henderson, tennessee, marti louis in pleasantville, tennessee. as we debate high gas prices and as we hear these stories from tennesseans and other americans, let us be clear what we need

Lamar Alexander

3:39:19 to 3:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: to do. we all want an energy future sometime in the future, sometime out there that's very different than what we have today. but the bridge to that future in a country that uses 25% of all the energy

Lamar Alexander

3:39:40 to 3:39:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: in the world is more american energy now. and we republicans support that, and most of the democrats do not not. therefore, lawsuits for taxes and for no oil exploration. ious just as one example,

Lamar Alexander

3:39:53 to 3:40:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: to conclude conclude, why not let virginia do what four other states do and put oil and gas rigs 50 miles out where you can't see them, take 37.5% of the revenues and put it in a trust fund for schools

Lamar Alexander

3:40:08 to 3:40:22( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: or beach nourishment, give is it 12 12.5% to the land and water conservation fund and put some more oil into the american marketplace so prices would stablize and begin to go down? i offered that amendment.

Lamar Alexander

3:40:22 to 3:40:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: it was defeated 52-47. most republicans voted for it a few months ago. most democrats voted no. we are for more american energy now and they say no. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. mr.

Lamar Alexander

3:40:32 to 3:40:43( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: theid senator from texas. mr. cornyn: i would ask unanimous consent to speak fcoor up to ten minutes, the remaining block of our time i'd ask be reserved

Lamar Alexander

3:40:43 to 3:40:57( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: for the senator from new hampshire. the presiding officer: without objection. . cornyn: mr. president, i want to read also a letter from one of my constituents, jerry from denton, texas, that's just

John Cornyn

3:40:57 to 3:41:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Cornyn: around dallas. he wrote to me -- i work full- full-tile time. i have two part-time jobs and i go to school full-time. i'm having trouble keeping my head above water. my parents are both retired

John Cornyn

3:40:57 to 3:51:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Cornyn

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