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Senate Proceeding 07-15-08 on Jul 15th, 2008 :: 0:40:31 to 0:47:10
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Jon Kyl

0:36:46 to 0:40:31( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Kyl

Jon Kyl

0:40:19 to 0:40:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: i would hope that my colleagues would approve it. we don't need a lot of debate time. if somebody would like to argue against it, i would like to have the last word on it. and i would like to do

Amy Klobuchar

0:40:31 to 0:40:45( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: it as soon as is agreeable to the other side. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senator from minnesota, senator klobuchar is recognized. ms. klobuchar: t he state of minnesota is a state

Amy Klobuchar

0:40:31 to 0:47:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar

0:40:45 to 0:40:54( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: that believes in science. we brought the post it note to the pacemaker, we believe in science. and as a former prosecutor, i also believe in evidence. what we have been hearing from this administration

Amy Klobuchar

0:40:54 to 0:41:10( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: time and time again, whether it is about energy policy, where they've actually done literally nothing the last eight years when it comes to pushing us forward where we should be when you look at the rest

Amy Klobuchar

0:41:10 to 0:41:22( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: of the world with technology and with hybrid cars an electric cars and with new gas mileage standards which came out of this congress, or whether it is about climate change, which i'm about to address

Amy Klobuchar

0:41:22 to 0:41:34( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: today. they've been living in an evidence-free zone and it's time to bring out the evidence. the administration made headlines twice last week in its ongoing effort to do nothing about climate change.

Amy Klobuchar

0:41:34 to 0:41:50( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: we learned that there was political interference with science. political interference with the evidence and the fact. we also learned that the administration won't issue the global warming regulations mandated

Amy Klobuchar

0:41:50 to 0:42:04( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: by the supreme court. i'm a member of the environment and public works committee. and some of my colleagues might recall last fall when dr. juli gerberding was invited to testify before our committee.

Amy Klobuchar

0:42:04 to 0:42:17( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: she was invited to testify on how climate change could impact public health. unfortunately, her testimony that she delivered was marketedly different from what she and her staff at c.d.c. had prepared. the

Amy Klobuchar

0:42:17 to 0:42:35( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: office of management and budget got its hands on the speech and removed about seven pages that discussed the impacts of global warming. seven pages redacted. these pages included explanations and descrtions

Amy Klobuchar

0:42:35 to 0:42:46( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: of the links between climate change and heat stroke, weather disasters, worsening air pollution, allergies, food and water-borne infectious diseases, mosquito and particular born infectious diseases. i would

Amy Klobuchar

0:42:46 to 0:42:58( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: say that is relevant to the job of the head of the c.d.c. and something that she should be allowed to testify about when it comes to climate change. well at the time it was a brouhaha because someone leaked

Amy Klobuchar

0:42:58 to 0:43:12( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: the testimony, a whistle blower brought it to our attention and the white house claimed that they need to edit her testimony because of this -- quote -- "broad characterizations about climate change

Amy Klobuchar

0:43:12 to 0:43:25( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: science that didn't align with the u.n. intergovernmental panel on climate change report." last fall we provided a number of example the of how her testimony was closely aligned with that report. her

Amy Klobuchar

0:43:25 to 0:43:40( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: testimony included the statement that -- quote -- "the west coast of the u.s. is expected to experience significant strains on water supplies as regional precipitation declines and mountain snow peaks

Amy Klobuchar

0:43:40 to 0:43:52( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: are decompleted. forest fires are expected to increase in frequency, severity, distribution, and duration." in fact, the i.p.c. has found -- quote -- "warm spells and heat waves will likely increase the

Amy Klobuchar

0:43:52 to 0:44:10( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: danger of wildfires. " so they were completely consistent. i don't have to tell anyone. you don't have to read a report to know what has been going on in california for the past two weeks. global warming

Amy Klobuchar

0:44:10 to 0:44:20( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: didn't cause the fires, but it intensifies the three main causes of wildfires, high temperatures, summer dryness and long-term krowt do you r- -- drought.~ the bush administration didn't change the

Amy Klobuchar

0:44:20 to 0:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: testimony because of concerns regarding accuracy. they didn't worry about if it matched with our report because it, in fact, exactly did. they did it for political reasons. so it was really no surprise

Amy Klobuchar

0:44:32 to 0:44:49( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: to me at all when the news broke last week that both the office of the vice president and the president's council on environmental quality had actually stepped in to interfere with her testimony.

Amy Klobuchar

0:44:49 to 0:45:03( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: this revelation came to us from mr. jason burnet, former associate director of the e.p.a. who informed chairman boxer he was approached by the environment on quality staff and asked to work to remove

Amy Klobuchar

0:45:03 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: from the testimony any discussion of the human health consequences of climate change. upon reviewing the original testimony, he came to the same conclusion we've reached. since the science was correct,

Amy Klobuchar

0:45:15 to 0:45:28( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: he didn't think he should alter the statement. he wasn'tperating in an evidence-free zone but wanted the facts and information out there. i'm sorry to report that even though the administration has

Amy Klobuchar

0:45:28 to 0:45:45( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: been caught red handed in this behavior time and time again it hasn't stopped them from continuing their interference with scientific fact. last week we learned that the office of management and budget

Amy Klobuchar

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

Amy Klobuchar: has been sitting on an e-mail from that same former associate deputy administrator of the e.p.a. regarding the endangerment from global warming. when they realized what it contained -- the presiding officer:

Amy Klobuchar

0:45:52 to 0:46:06( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: the senator's time has expired. ms. klobuchar: if i could have one more minute. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. ms. klobuchar: the o.m.b. received this e-mail and they realized

Amy Klobuchar

0:46:06 to 0:46:19( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: what it contained they first tried to make mr. burnett take it back and then they tried to bury it. we learned last week of the administration's decision to leave office without taking any regulatory action to

Amy Klobuchar

0:46:19 to 0:46:37( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: address climate change. this is wrong. the bottom line is that this white house is leaving it to the next president to show leadership, to show leadership on energy and to show leadership on climate cnge.

Amy Klobuchar

0:46:37 to 0:46:48( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: mr. president, i can't say it more plainly than this: our climate is changing. if we don't stem the tide it will have grave consequences to our health and foreign policy. it should begin with science and

Amy Klobuchar

0:46:48 to 0:46:57( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: evidence, and it should end with science and it should evidence with evidence. that's how we come to the right policy outcome. we cannot have the wool pulled over the eyes of the american people

Amy Klobuchar

0:46:57 to 0:47:10( Edit History Discussion )

Amy Klobuchar: anymore. than.k you, mr. president. i yield the floor. the .presiding officer: under the previous order the senator from new hampshire is recognized. mr. gregg: i call up amendment number ed 5081. the

Judd Gregg

0:47:10 to 0:47:19( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: presiding officer: the clerk will report. without objection, the amendment is set aside. the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: the senator from new hampshire, mr. gregg, proposed an amendment

Judd Gregg

0:47:10 to 0:48:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judd Gregg

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