|00:00:00||THE CHAIR: THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.|
|00:00:06||MR. MARKEY:, YOU KNOW, THE REPUBLICANS OVER THE PAST YEAR HAVE BETRAYED THEIR AGENDA.|
|00:00:11||THEY HAVE PRETTY MUCH VOTED OUT ON THE HOUSE FLOOR TO GUT THE BUDGET FOR WIND, GUT THE BUDGET FOR SOLAR, GUT THE BUDGET FOR PLUG-IN HYBRID VEHICLES, AND AT THE SAME TIME KEPT IN THE MONEY FOR THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY, KEPT IN THE TAX BREAKS FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY.|
|00:00:31||SO THAT'S PRETTY MUCH WHAT THE DEBATE IS ALL ABOUT.|
|00:00:33||IT'S ABOUT THE PAST VERSUS THE FUTURE.|
|00:00:37||IN OUR COUNTRY, RIGHT NOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW THAT WE'RE EMBRACING A FUTURE-ORIENTED, TECHNOLOGY-ORIENTED, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY-ORIENTED AGENDA FOR OUR COUNTRY.|
|00:00:52||THAT'S WHAT ALL THE REPUBLICANS KEEP VOTING AGAINST OUT HERE.|
|00:00:54||ALL OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT ALLOW US TO MOVE ON FROM THE FOSSIL FUEL ERA, AND IT WILL BE ONE THING IF THEY DIDN'T JUST VOTE FAR, BUT THEN THEY HAVE THE AT THE MATTER TO STAND UP -- AT THE MATTER -- AT THAT MATTER TO STAND UP BECAUSE THEY WOULDN'T VOTE TO KILL WIND AND SOLAR OUT HERE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR OVER THE LAST|
Mr. MARKEY. I yield myself 1 minute at this time.
The Republicans, over the past year, have betrayed their agenda. They have pretty much voted out on the House floor to gut the budget for wind, gut the budget for solar, gut the budget for plug-in hybrid vehicles and, at the same time, kept in the money for the nuclear industry, kept in the tax breaks for the oil industry. So that is pretty much what the debate is all about. It's about the past versus the future.
In our country right now, the American people want to know that we're embracing a future-oriented, technology-oriented, advanced-technology-oriented agenda for our country. That's what all the Republicans keep voting against out here, all of the new technologies that allow us to move on from this fossil-fuel era.
And it would be one thing if they just didn't vote for it, but then they have the temerity to stand up and to say they believe in all of the above. No, they do not. They believe in oil above all because otherwise they would not vote to kill wind and solar out here on the House floor over the last year.
I reserve the balance of my time.