|00:00:00||THAT IT WAS UNDER DEMOCRATS THIS AUTHORIZATION EXPIRED.|
|00:00:05||THEY RENEWED THE AUTHORIZATION SIX TIMES WHILE THEY WERE IN CONTROL OF BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS AND HAD THE PRESIDENCY.|
|00:00:14||SO THEY HAVEN'T DONE THE JOB THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE.|
|00:00:16||I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS THE TOOLS HE NEEDS THROUGH AGENCIES ALREADY TO DO THE INVESTIGATIONS THAT NEED TO BE DONE.|
|00:00:25||THEY HAVE DONE THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN.|
|00:00:27||THEY FOUND NO FAULT ON THE PART OF, QUOTE, SPECULATORS OR THE OIL COMPANIES.|
|00:00:33||ALL THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ALLIES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE ARE DOING, MR.|
|00:00:38||SPEAKER, IS TRYING TO DISTRACT PEOPLE FROM THEIR FAILED ECONOMIC POLICIES.|
|00:00:43||EVERY POLICY THAT THEY HAVE INSTITUTED HAS FAILED MISERABLY.|
|00:00:48||BROUGHT US RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT.|
|00:00:49||BROUGHT RECORD GAS PRICES.|
|00:00:54||HE BLAMES, BLAMES, BLAMES OTHER PEOPLE.|
|00:00:58||TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY.|
|00:00:59||REFUSES TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.|
|00:01:01||FOR ANYTHING THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS DONE, THAT THE DEMOCRATS WHEN THEY WERE IN CHARGE OF THE CONGRESS FOR FOUR YEARS DID WHICH CREATED THIS SITUATION.|
|00:01:10||SO I THINK IT'S TIME THAT THEY QUIT CASTING BLAME AND LOOK FOR WAYS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS LIKE -- ENCOURAGING THE PRESIDENT TO APPROVE THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE AND INCREASING THE SUPPLY, THE REAL SUPPLY NOT 17 HOURS' WORTH OF FUEL FROM THE STRATEGIC OIL RESERVE.|
|00:01:38||WITH THAT, MR.|
|00:01:39||SPEAKER, I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.|
|00:01:40||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME.|
|00:01:43||THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO -- THE THE GENTLELADY RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HER TIME.|
|00:01:46||THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO. MR.|
Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
Again, I want to point out to my colleague from Vermont that it was under Democrats that this authorization expired. They renewed the authorization six times while they were in control of both Houses of Congress and had the Presidency, so they haven't done the job they should have done.
I also want to point out that the President has the tools he needs through agencies already to do the investigations that need to be done; they have done them over and over again and they've found no fault on the part of ``speculators'' or the oil companies.
All the President and his allies on the other side of the aisle are doing, Mr. Speaker, is trying to distract people from their failed economic policies. Every policy that they have instituted has failed miserably, brought us record unemployment, and brought record gas prices. He blames, blames, blames other people, takes no responsibility, refuses to be held accountable for anything that this administration has done, that the Democrats, when they were in charge of the Congress for 4 years, did which created this situation.
I think it's time that they quit casting blame and look for ways to solve problems, like encouraging the President to approve the Keystone pipeline and increasing the real supply, not 17 hours' worth of fuel from the strategic oil reserve.
With that, Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.