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Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. LaTOURETTE. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

I rise to engage the gentleman from Florida, the manager of the rule, in just a discussion if I could.

I don't have any problem with the rule--I don't think. The underlying legislation I've got a lot of difficulties with, which is why I filed or participated in the filing of many, many amendments, particularly on H.R. 7.

What causes me some angst is on page six, at the conclusion of section three of the rule, it indicates that after general debate on H.R. 7 the Committee of the Whole will rise without motion and no further consideration of the bill shall be in order except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House. Now, I think that you can't go to passage without a subsequent rule and you can't do a variety of other things. But my concern is, as a conspiracy theorist in training, that that line could produce a result--you're asking for us to vote on the rule today, but could produce a result where you don't bring a subsequent rule dealing with the amendments.


Mr. LaTOURETTE. It's fraught with difficulty because, out of these 240 amendments that are out there to H.R. 7, I may have a different view on your rule today unless there is some assurance you're going to produce a second rule that is somehow going to resemble an open rule on these remaining amendments.

I yield to the gentleman for whatever response you choose to make.


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