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American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

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AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT OF 2009 -- (House of Representatives - June 26, 2009)

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Ms. ROSKAM. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

You know what's happening in suburban Chicago is there are businesses who are really in a touch-and-go position right now. They are treading water. They are barely keeping their heads above the surface of the water. And what they expect from this Congress is for us to come along and literally throw them a lifeline. But you know what this bill is? This bill is a bowling ball. It comes along, it says, Hey, there you go. Hit that with a thud right on your chest. Deal with it, because we are debating ideology today.

My district says let's do the right thing, let's do the transformational thing, but let's not give our markets over to the Chinese, where they have clearly said they are not in this game. Let's not give our markets over to the Indians where they say they are not in this game. Let's not put an additional $3,100 tax on a family of four. Let's offer a lifeline to the American public. Let's pull the plug on this bill.

Mr. CAMP. At this time, Madam Speaker, I have one speaker remaining.

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