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Senate Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2008 :: 2:35:09 to 2:39:33
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Mike DeWine

2:25:58 to 2:35:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike DeWine

Mike DeWine

2:34:58 to 2:35:09( Edit History Discussion )

Mike DeWine: bro wn: i have 13 unanimous consent requests for committees to meet during today's session of tonhe senate. they have the approval the majority leader and the minority leader. and i ask unanimous consent

Sherrod Brown

2:35:09 to 2:35:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: that these requests be agreed to and these requests be printed in the record. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. brown: thank you, mr. president. i -- today gas costs in bell

Sherrod Brown

2:35:09 to 2:39:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown

2:35:23 to 2:35:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: fountain, ohio, gas costs $4.09 a gallon. in conia, inon northeast highst high, it costs $4.05. in galio n, not far from where i grew up in mansfield, gas costs $4.04 a gallon. and in southern ohio,

Sherrod Brown

2:35:37 to 2:35:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: in the ohio river, gas costs $4.06 today in new boston. instead of helping the residents of those communities and residents in their communities and states around the country, my republican colleagues

Sherrod Brown

2:35:51 to 2:36:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: are asking for another handout for exxon and shell, for b.p. and chevron. the last thing oil companies need is a handout. they don't need more drilling permits on top of the unuse permits they already

Sherrod Brown

2:36:03 to 2:36:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: have. what big oil does need is to revisit their business strategy, because if they think that complaining about the needut for or more drilling permits and getting my friends on the other side of the

Sherrod Brown

2:36:13 to 2:36:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: aisle to do their bidding and to have a president of the united states and a vice president, two oilmen, in the white house thinking that -- and siding with them time after time, if they think that

Sherrod Brown

2:36:26 to 2:36:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: is going to win over the hearts and minds of the american people, they've got another thing coming. the people i report to don't like opportunists, they don't like snake oil salesmen, they don't like

Sherrod Brown

2:36:41 to 2:36:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: unbridled greed. big oil has 68 million acres directly or indirectly of leased federal lands that they're not even drilling in. that's 2 1/2 times the size of my state of ohio. but somehow to big oil,

Sherrod Brown

2:36:57 to 2:37:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: that isn't enough. somehow record profits aren't enough. somehow executives making tens of millions of dollars every year isn't enough. big oil wants the right to drill everywhere and anywhere so they

Sherrod Brown

2:37:09 to 2:37:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: can attract more shareholders and make more money. perhaps that's understandable. what's not understandable is people who are elected to office doing the bidding for them. oil companies should use the

Sherrod Brown

2:37:20 to 2:37:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: land that's already available, reinvest in their refineries, and invest in alternative fuels, not lobby for another land grab. republicans back the oil t companies up, parroting them on the need for more

Sherrod Brown

2:37:31 to 2:37:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: drilling. i suppose it's nice to have friends in the oil industry, but we're not in congress to make friends with the oil industry. we're not in congress to do the oil industry's bidding. we're in

Sherrod Brown

2:37:43 to 2:37:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: congresson because americans put us here and they deserve real answers and real solutions. talking about drilling is a lot easier than doing real work. it's easier than tracking down the most promising

Sherrod Brown

2:37:53 to 2:38:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: avenues and alternative energy and accelerating their development. it's easier than opening the stockpile of u.s. oil and demanding real accountability from oil companies. and it' easier than taking

Sherrod Brown

2:38:06 to 2:38:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: on the speculators, as the majority leader's bill does today, who are making handshake deals that push prices higher and higher and higher. going after speculators is what this bill's about that

Sherrod Brown

2:38:21 to 2:38:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: we're debating today. it would go after unscrupulous, unregulated traders. it would crack down on underhanded price manipulation so we can c finally pop the energy price balloon. instead of cuddling

Sherrod Brown

2:38:34 to 2:38:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: up to the energy industry, especially the oil conditions, we should be going after price gouging, price manipulation, price speculation. the white house may report to big oil but we don't. some in the

Sherrod Brown

2:38:53 to 2:39:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: other -- in the other party in the senate and house may -- some of them may do the bidding for big oil too, but we shouldn't and we can't and we won't. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor.

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