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Senate Proceeding on Jul 25th, 2008 :: 5:25:55 to 5:28:18
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Robert Bennett

5:25:45 to 5:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Bennett: now, despite an apparent bipartisan agreement on a whole host of issues to clamp down on oil speculation, the minority party saidrt no, even though they put that as part of their overall nrm packet,

Robert Menendez

5:25:55 to 5:26:11( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: they said no. we just saw that in a vote earlier. despite an apparent agreement on pursuing conservation, republicans have said no to us on pursuing that. despite the fact that the majority leader has

Robert Menendez

5:25:55 to 5:28:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Menendez

Robert Menendez

5:26:11 to 5:26:23( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: even offered them a vote on the floor of the senate on their singular issue that we have heard for a week and a half talk about drilling off the outer continental shelf, even though it won't do anything

Robert Menendez

5:26:23 to 5:26:37( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: about gas prices, recognized by the bush administration as such, even though, in fact, it risks the coastal economies of $200 billion on the east and west coasts, even though it doesn't do anything

Robert Menendez

5:26:37 to 5:26:48( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: about breaking our addiction to foreign oil or even domestic oil, even though any production would take a decade before we saw a drop and 2030 before we'd see full production, even though that fulproduction

Robert Menendez

5:26:48 to 5:27:05( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: would be a fraction of what we have seen in reduced deman rd and increased supply by thee saudis. even despite all of,es that the majority leader said, yes, you can have a vote on it. and they couldn't

Robert Menendez

5:27:05 to 5:27:21( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: take "yes" for an so if we're going to divert a disaster this winter, it is time for our republican colleagues to say yes. liheap is a program we have to help the most vulnerable people in

Robert Menendez

5:27:21 to 5:27:41( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: this country stay warm in the winter. and for far too long, this essential program has been underfunded. and due to this unsufficient funding, the average liheap grant only pays for 18% of the total

Robert Menendez

5:27:41 to 5:27:59( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: costs of heating a home with heating oil in the winter. 21% of residential propane costs, 41% of natural gas costs, 43% of electricity corksz and it's only expected to get worse. because this is what it covers

Robert Menendez

5:27:59 to 5:28:18( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Menendez: in terms of what it has covered as prices rise for oil and gas and other related products, the reality is, is that it will cover less and less of a percentage of the costs necessary to be able

Robert Bennett

5:28:18 to 5:28:29( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Bennett: to keep your family warm. in this poor economy, with a crashing housing market, banks reporting record losses, joblessness creeping up andre the specter of inflation i looming, too many people simply

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