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The Democrat Energy Bill

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

THE DEMOCRAT ENERGY BILL -- (House of Representatives - September 15, 2008)


Mr. BROUN of Georgia. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

We hear this bill called a sham, a charade, a travesty. Let's make it clear to the American people, this bill is a bald-faced lie. It's a bald-faced lie because the Democratic majority that controls this House is going to say they are for drilling, they are for producing oil. They are not.

We have heard from Mr. Shadegg. There is nothing in there to stop the lawsuits, the endless lawsuits that are going to keep us from producing oil. We don't know what oil is in this bill, but we know in submission that are aren't in this bill. There's nothing about nuclear.

It won't come to a floor controlled by Nancy Pelosi that has anything dealing with nuclear energy. We won't have new refineries. It's a sham, it's a travesty. It is a charade, but is it a lie?

It's a lie to the American people that's being put forth by the Democratic majority, by Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, and the American people need to know that. It's not about trying to produce energy. It's about a line to the American people, giving cover to some of their folks so that they can go home and say I voted for a drilling bill.

Now we need a drill to bill, but we need a bill to produce oil, and this is not it. So I encourage my Democratic colleagues to oppose this bill.


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