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Senate Proceeding on Jul 28th, 2010 :: 6:34:40 to 6:36:05
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Byron Dorgan

6:34:25 to 6:34:41( Edit History Discussion )

Byron Dorgan: energy and produce it where the wind blows and sunshines, put it on the wire and move it to the load centers and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. that's exactly what we ought to be doing. the senator and i sure agree on the philosophy of this issue and the need for this provision in

Sam Brownback

6:34:40 to 6:36:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback

6:34:42 to 6:35:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: an energy bill. mr. brownback: mr. president the presiding officer: the senator from kansas. mr. brownback: i wanted to engage my colleague from north dakota on this because there is a strong base of bipartisan support to do this. and i also believe there's a strong majority community across america that supports this. and -- and don't get it out there so wild that it starts

Sam Brownback

6:35:03 to 6:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: driving up utility rates. nobody wants to do that and everybody's opposed to pushing up utility rates. don't want them to go up. can't affor them going up. bad economic times and i don't want it to happen in good economic tiles. but -- times. but if you do this in a balanced approach where you say, ok, we're going to he a modest renewable electric standard, a

Sam Brownback

6:35:25 to 6:35:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: modest r.e.s. in this where people can work with, with the bill in the committee, we had an 11% of the standard, you can do 4% of the 15% by conservation as well. this is something we could support. i know this is something you would see a strong majority of american public supports this. this is -- this is balanced and

Sam Brownback

6:35:47 to 6:36:05( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: it makes sense and it moves us forward. and that's why i would hope if we get into this energy bill this week, it may not happen this week or may not -- it may not happen until september, that this is a piece that we have in there. it's something that we can get done and the vast majority of

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