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Senate Proceeding on Jun 18th, 2008 :: 0:39:04 to 0:45:03
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Richard Durbin

0:35:29 to 0:39:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Durbin

Richard Durbin

0:38:47 to 0:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: the party of filibusters who vote "no." i yield the floor. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. under the previous order, the senate will resume consideration of

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:04 to 0:39:14( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the motion to proceed to h.r. 6049, which the clerk will report. the clerk: motion to proceed to consider h.r. 6049 to amend the internal revenue code of 1986 and so forth and for other purposes.

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:04 to 0:45:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:14 to 0:39:24( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. chambliss: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent i be allowed to speak as if in morning business for up to ten minutes. the presiding officer:

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:24 to 0:39:38( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: without objection, so ordered. mr. chambliss: mr. president, i rides to discuss once again the rise -- i rise to discuss once again the rising cost of energy. my constituents continue to suffer due to

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:38 to 0:39:53( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the ever-increasing price of fuel, they're facing very difficult choices between food and gasoline, between driving to work to earn money for their families and driving to the grocery store to feed

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:53 to 0:40:07( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: their families. i take a moment to read a couple of letters i have received from constituents that i think shed light on the real world impact that high gas prices have on all americans. mr. john broomfield

Saxby Chambliss

0:40:07 to 0:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: writes: "we are kon searching, recycling, driving less and slower. but we cannot do this alone. you in congress must have the foresight and vision to pass policies that will actually help us. please make

Saxby Chambliss

0:40:26 to 0:40:40( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: it possible for our oil and energy companies to search for and extract our own natural resources no matter where they are." mrs. buyers, writes: "dear senator, i appreciate all you can do to allow exploration

Saxby Chambliss

0:40:40 to 0:40:57( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: of our energy sources without materially affecting our environment. we need to break away from relying on other countries, even our enemies, for our energy supplies. the rising price of gasoline is

Saxby Chambliss

0:40:57 to 0:41:16( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: hurting all americans. please put our families first before environmentalists. we are all hurting from the rising cost of gasoline. please do something asap." i was pleased to hear yesterday both president bush and general

Saxby Chambliss

0:41:16 to 0:41:33( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: mccain highlight their for oil and lease off the continental shelf so congress can act to increase our supply of oil and gas to help lower prices for all americans. is this the only answer? absolutely

Saxby Chambliss

0:41:33 to 0:41:51( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: not. there are other parts to the ago quaition. but -- other parts to the ago quaition but this is the -- other parts of the equation but this is the right way to go. in february 2006, it was estimated

Saxby Chambliss

0:41:51 to 0:42:08( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: reserves of 8.5 billion barrels of oil and 29.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas exist off the outer continental shelf. congress has imposed moratoria on much of this since 1982 through the annual

Saxby Chambliss

0:42:08 to 0:42:24( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: interior appropriations bills. some contend that lifting the moratoria poses unacceptable environmental risks and threaten costal tour. industries. first of all, that simply is not true. in 2005, we suffered

Saxby Chambliss

0:42:24 to 0:42:40( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the most significant damage off -- in the gulf coast region of our country as a result of hurricanes katrina and rita. the two most powerful storms that our country has of soon and yet -- has ever

Saxby Chambliss

0:42:40 to 0:42:55( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: seen and yet off the coast of louisiana, off the cost of mississippi, off the cost of texas, off the coast of alabama where hurricane katrina coup katrina came through we saw not one drop of oil spilled

Saxby Chambliss

0:42:55 to 0:43:09( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: even though there are hundreds and hundreds of oil-producing platforms in that area. i come from a coastal state. there is nothing that i want -- would of do that would in any wayen danger the pristine

Saxby Chambliss

0:43:09 to 0:43:22( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: beaches in my state or the costal regions of any other state. but simply stated, mr. president, we now have the technology in place to ensure that type of thing never happens. secondly, we can do

Saxby Chambliss

0:43:22 to 0:43:35( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: this in a way that ultimately lets the individual coastal states decide whether or not to opt out of this moratoria. so instead of politicians in washington dictating what will happen off the coast

Saxby Chambliss

0:43:35 to 0:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: of my home state of georgia, the people of georgia, and the governor of georgia, get the ultimate decision. mr. president, i'm hopeful that the senate will come together to take this first step to increase

Saxby Chambliss

0:43:51 to 0:44:05( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: our supply. would i like to see more development? sure, i support the development not just off the o.c.s. but in other regions of our country where we know we have vast resources of energy. now,

Saxby Chambliss

0:44:05 to 0:44:18( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: we need toake sure when we do explore that we do it in the right way, that we do nothing that will endanger the environment of any part of our country, but we do have the technology to make sure

Saxby Chambliss

0:44:18 to 0:44:33( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: that happens, whether it's on the outer continental shelf, whether it's in the shale of the rocky mount towns or whether -- mountains or whether it is in anwr of alaska or other areas of the country

Saxby Chambliss

0:44:33 to 0:44:52( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: where geologists are fairly certain we do have additional resources that will add to the supply that we have so that long term and short term we can see gas prices in this country stabilize and, hopefully,

Saxby Chambliss

0:44:52 to 0:45:03( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: begin to come back done to something more reasonable than what we're looking at today. with that, mr. president, i yield. | mr. carper: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from delaware.

Thomas Carper

0:45:03 to 0:45:17( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas Carper: mr. carper: mr. president, i'mpr pleased to be on the senate floor this morning with our colleague from ohio, senator voinovich. i just want to start off by saying how much -- just to reflect on

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