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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and representative bobby rush, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5641. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by by the following members, chuy garcia, lucille roybal-allard and juan vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5681.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yea on h.r. 5681. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives sherri bustos, yvette clarke and ann kuster, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5681.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does member from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. buchanan of florida, i inform the house that mr. buchanan will vote yes on h.r. 5681. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does member from utah? >> as the member designated by mr. carroll of pam, i inform the house that mr. carroll will vote aye on h.r. 5681. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does member from
texas recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. jackson, i inform the house that mr. jackson will vote yes on h.r. 5681. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does member from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. bass of california, i inform the house that ms. bass will vote yes on h.r. 5681.
connor, these members will vote yes on h.r. 5681. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does member arizona seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. grijalva, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on h.r. 5681. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does member ohio seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. amodei, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house
that mr. amodei will vote yes on h.r. 5681. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does member california seek recognition? mr. takano: as the member designated by mr. kahele, i inform the house that mr. kahele will vote yes on h.r. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from oklahoma seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. gonzales of texas, i inform the house that mr. gonzales will vote aye on h.r. 5681. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from virginia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. allred, mr. mceachin, and ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5681.
pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from virginia, mr. scott, to suspend the rules and agree to house concurrent resolution 70, as amended. on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 70. concurrent resolution condemning the threats of violence against historically black colleges and universities, hbcu's, and reaffirming support for hbcu's and their students. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to the concurrent resolution as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from california seek recognition? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by the following members, roybal-allard, vargas, i inform
the house that these members will vote yes on h.con.resolution 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. comer of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. comer will vote yea on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from california seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives vela, khanna and sanchez, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. jackson of the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. jackson will vote yea on h.r. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative bustos, clarke and kuster, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for
what purpose does the member from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. loui gohmert of the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. gohmert will vote yea on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. veasey of texas, i inform the house that mr. veasey will vote yea on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. lawson, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yea on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. reed of new york, i inform the house that mr. reed will vote yea on h.con.res. 70.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and representative rush, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. carl of alabama, roll tide, i inform the house that mr. carl will vote aye on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. kirkpatrick, mr. sires, mr. kim and ms. sherrill, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from minnesota seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. fischbach of minnesota, i inform the house that mrs. fischbach will vote yes on h.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from arizona seek recognition?
>> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. grijalva, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will vote yes on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yes on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. bonamici of oregon, ms. delbene of washington, mr. harder of california, mr. veasey of texas, mr. suozzi of new york, these members will vote yes on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: as the member designated by ms. bass of california, i inform the house that ms. blass vote yes on h.con.res. 70.
-- bass will vote yes on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. doyle of pennsylvania, mr. larsen of washington state, mr. turner of maryland and mr. keating of massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on h.con.res. 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from california seek recognition? mr. takano: madam speaker, as the member designated by representative kahele, i inform the house that mr. kahele will vote yes on house concurrent resolution 70. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. allred, mr. mceachin and mse that these members will vote yes on h.con.res. 70.
the speaker pro tempore: thop vote, the yeas are 418, the nays are 0. 2/3 being in the afir afirmtive, the rules are suspended, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the chair lays before the house an enrolled bill. the clerk: h.r. 3665, an act so
designate the medical center of the department of veterans affairs in san diego, california, as the jennifer moreno department of veterans' affairs medical center and support the designation of such medical center in honor of kathleen brewer. the chair will now behr thane requests for one-minute speeches. the house will be in order.
members please remove your conversations from the floor. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from ohio is recognized for one minute. >> one year ago this friday amid the darkest days of the pandemic, president biden signed the american rescue plan into law. it got shots in arms and money in pockets. it helped families keep roofs over their heads and foods on their tables. it helped schools reopen safely and kept small businesses afloat. ms. brown: the american rescue plan laid the foundation for last year's unprecedented growth. more than seven million jobs were created. the economy grew at the fastest rate in four decades and a record 5.4 million small businesses were start wesmed still are work to do to lower
costs for families but we are stronger this year than we were last year, thanks to the american rescue plan. and we will be stronger next year than we are this year thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law. equitable growth, more jobs, better infrastructure, that's what i call building a better america. with that, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? >> madam speaker, unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today to address president biden's attack on american energy independence. from day one, the biden administration has opposed domestic energy production in the gulf of mexico and on shore. the drastic reduction in the domestic energy production has made the u.s. even more reliant on foreign energy. since president biden took office, the u.s. has imported around 228 million barrels of oil from russia alone. that adds up to 17 35*7b9
billion in 2021 to help fuel putin's war on ukraine and jeopardize our national security. instead of increasing the amount of domestic energy production to help ease the high fuel price, the president is now looking to venezuela and iran to help supply the u.s. with even more foreign oil and gas. we cannot allow the united states to cut funding from one tyrant to hand it out to another. the united states has the world's largest oil and gas reserves. we can produce energy resources more cleanly and efficiently than anywhere else in the world. and we should produce them. as a former offshore oil worker, now a member of congress, an energy independent united states is one of my top priorities in congress. our country must cut back its reliance on foreign oil. american oil, natural gas, or clean coal, the method is flexible but the reason is not. we must increase our domestic production of energy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired.
mr. palazzo: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> i ask madam speaker consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today to honor the life and legacy of wayne perky, a louisville broadcasting legend, a man of immense compassion and charity, and my friend. he passed away this weekend after a hard-fought battle with covid-19. he landed at louisville's whas as a young d.j. in 1969 and would grace our city's airwaves for more than 30 year, hosting the radio station's daily morning show and emceeing the annual crusade for children charity event. mr. yarmuth: his skills as a broadcaster were only surpass tbhid ekindness shown to colleagues and fellow louisvilleians. his passing is a los for our city and commonwealth and for all who remember starting their morning with that familiar
cheerful voice and for me personally. i'm keeping the entire perky family in my thoughts and hope the fond memories we all have of wayne are a source of strength for them. he truly was a treasure. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i speak -- seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank mr. rosendale: thank you, madam speaker. i'm deeply concerned with the biden administration's efforts to look to other adversaries for oil. last week secretary buttigieg said the option to import oil from iran is on the table. and over the weekend the biden administration said the delegation of venezuela to discuss resuming relations with dictator maduro and he's weighing options to import venezuelan oil. but not once has the biden administration considered the solution that's staring us right in the face.
revitalizing domestic energy production. the u.s. is blessed with the world's largest oil and gas reserves and we're fully capable of producing these resources more cleanly and efficiently than anywhere else in the world. before we turn to socialist nations or countries that openly chant death to america in the streets, we must harnehls the potential -- must harness the potential in our own backyard. american energy means lower prices for consumers at home and greater energy security for us and our alyles. the -- allies. the biden administration needs to end their war on domestic energy production immediately and restore our nation's energy dominance. thank you very much and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: madam speaker, i rise to support h.con.res. 70, condemning threats of violence against historically black colleges and universities. what an appalling, atrocious
act, to attack these historic colleges founded in the midst of the 19th century, in the aftermath of slavery. on january 5, 2022, at least eight hbcu's received bomb threats. on january 31, 2022, at least six. and then on february 1, 2022, 18. we must denounce but not only denounce it, we must protect these young people and ensure their protection. i rise in support of h.res. 881, condemning heinous terrorist attack of beth israel congregation in colleyville, texas. we must condemn terrorism that subjects jews to this kind of action. let's continue to stand for the freedom of all. and i as well stand for the freedom of the ukraine women and ukraine. i support their freedom and bravery as they fled to protect their families, but yet those who stood their ground and are fighting on the front lines. we must stop the heinous, evil,
vile and terrorist mr. putin who is attracting ukraine violently. we must win and we must win right and we must fight and preserve democracy. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the speaker will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, messages from the senate. the secretary: mr. speakern: the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has agreed to h.r. 3076, an act to provide stability to and enhance the services of the united states postal service and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> as gas prices across the country continue to soar, and with president biden's announcement to ban russian oil imports, it's time america look to our own backyard, to meet our energy needs. to eetz the burden on
hardworking americans. we must increase domestic production, to make america energy independent again. we can no longer allow russia, venezuela or oil from the middle east to meet our energy needs. but the biden administration must commit to an america-first strategy in oil production. america must increase production so that we are not only energy independent, but so that we can once again become a net exporter of oil and natural gas. we must drill america, refine america and we must buy american oil. that's why i joined many of my republican colleagues in a letter to president biden requesting the administration open federal lands to energy production, end unnecessary and burdensome bureaucratic regulations, approve and expedite construction of the keystone x.l. pipeline. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. guest: president biden must
admit to these actions to ease the burden at the pump. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. kaptur: madam speaker, i rise today in strong support of ending russian oil imports into our land. liberty is the shining jewel in america's crown. and as vladimir putin unleashes his murderous fury on the people of ukraine, we have a responsibility to stand up for liberty's defense, to inflict further pain on putin and his war-related price hikes. and now is the time to recommit ourselves to assuring america's energy independence for the 21st century. we must take a stand and invest in our workers and our companies as u.s. oil and gas production is approaching all-time highs. to wall street and the big corporate c.e.o.'s, now is the time to prioritize liberty and the well-being of hardworking
americans and their families, not just corporate profits and shareholder dividends. so let's use this moment to develop a robust energy future to unleash across our land, across all energy technologies, our competitive edge. russian oil is the past. american energy innovation, ingenuity and u.s. energy independence are within our grasp. i yield back. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: madam speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i rise today to address pennsylvanians' pain at the pump. a.a.a. reported saturday that the average price for gas in pennsylvania had reached $4.08 a gallon. an all-time high. gas in pennsylvania was $3.75 just a week ago and $3.60 a month ago. the most recent spike could be attributed to the russian
invasion of ukraine. but we know the cost of gas is continuing to increase -- has continued to increase since president biden's inauguration. from day one president biden has stifled domestic energy production. his policies established new regulations governing methane emissions, overturned resolutions to reform e.p.a. oil and gas rolls and halted new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters. these actions have resultedded in energy positive for many americans across the united states. when this administration chose to shut down domestic energy production, it opened the united states and our allies to energy instability and insecurity. instead of reversing course, president biden's emboldening dictators around the world by relying on their energy reserves. a ban on russian oil is a step in the right direction. but it is incomplete if we do not reopen the united states for domestic energy production. thank you, madam speaker. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: are
there any further requests for one-minute speeches? the chair lays before the house a message. the clerk: to the congress of the united states. pursuant to the international emergency economic powers act, 50, united states code, 1701, the national emergencies act, 50, united states code, 1601, and sections 301 of title 3, united states code, i report that i have issued an executive order finding that the russian federation's unjustified, unprovoked, unyielding and unconscionable war against ukraine, including its recent violation in -- invasion in violation of the international law, further threatens the peace, stability and sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine. and thereby constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the united states. as a result, i have prohibited the following. one, the importation into the
united states of the following products of russian federation origin. crude oil, petroleum, petroleum fuels, oils and products of their distillation, liquefied natural gas, coal and coal products. two, new investment in energy sector in the russian federation by a united states person wherever located. and three, any approval, financing, facilitation or guarantee by a united states person wherever located of a transaction by a foreign person with a transaction by the foreign person would be prohibited by the section if performed by a united states person or within the united states. i am enclosing a copy of the executive order i have issued. signed, sincerely, joseph r. biden jr., the white house. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. under the speaker's announced policy of january 4, 2021, the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr0
minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. joyce: i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the subject of my special order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. joyce: madam speaker, we're here tonight to call attention to the energy crisis being felt both at home and abroad. this crisis has sent prices skyrocketing and has caused deep uncertainty that leaves our businesses vulnerable and american families less secure. let's be very blunt. this energy crisis is a crisis that exists for two reasons. number one, the recent rise in gas prices has been caused by vladimir putin's unlawful war against the people of ukraine. the second reason is president biden's long-term refusal to support american energy producers by canceling the keystone x.l. pipeline, by
stopping new drilling here at home and by threatening new and burdensome taxes on energy producers, the biden administration has deliberately raised energy prices on all-american families. all for the sake of apeetion to radical environmentalists. as we stand here today, there are untapped energy reserves under the feet of my constituents. and these can be used to address the crisis that we are talking about tonight. it's time to unleash that energy and it's time to unleash american energy dominance. americans can't afford what is happening right now. gas prices are up over 11% just in the last month, forcing families to make hard choices about what they can afford. over the course of this special order, you'll hear from many of my colleagues about the state of our energy industry. you'll hear real solutions that can help lower costs while at the same time reinforcing our
necessary national security. this is a time to talk about these real solutions. right now. we have an incredible number of opportunities to help to lower energy costs while driving innovation at the same time. through american ingenuity, we can create millions of new family-sustaining jobs in our energy industry. it won't be easy. it will take congress and the administration working alongside our energy industry to reform cumbersome regulations that limit our energy production. now is the time to give our producers the tools that they need to develop new technologies to modernize the electric grid and our oil and natural gas infrastructure, and unlock new and exciting opportunities. i thank so many of my colleagues for joining me here tonight for this important special order and i would like to yield 90 seconds to my colleague from iowa,
representative miller-meeks. mrs. miller-meeks: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman from pennsylvania, dr. joyce, for organizing this evening's special order hour. for months now we have seen a steady rise in energy prices, highlighted by rising prices at the gas pump. the united states imports hundreds of thousands of barrels of russian oil every day, a slap in the face to workers and businesses across our country. sanctioning russia's energy sector will cripple their economy and might be what it takes to end russia's illegal invasion of a sovereign nation. today the administration took a much-needed step and banned the import of russian oil and gas. to help counter a lack of oil from russia, the administration is currently requesting that dictatorships like venezuela and iran increase their oil and gas output, instead of unleashing domestic energy production. this is unconscionable. to support american workers and businesses, we should tap into the abundance of natural resources at home to counter high fuel costs, including iowa-made ethanol and biofuels. as the presidential candidate in
2020, president biden pledged to promote and advance renewable energy, ethanol and other biofuels to help rural america. ethanol helps to extend our fuel supply and this can help alleviate pressure at the pump, while giving access to american-made energy. if only the midwest states switch from e-10 to e-15, it would replace all the barrels of oil that we will no longer be importing from russia. american ethanol producers have over two billion gallons of unutilized production capacity and are standing ready to play a larger role in our energy sector. we should continue to also grow our energy export network with our european allies and our nato partners to help them wean off russian energy, biofuels, nuclear, oil, natural gas, hydroand electric can be part of our diplomacy. we must take an all-of-the-above approach to our domestic energy policies, especially in the face of russian aggression. i will continue to fight to secure that our energy sector continues to use oil and gas and american-made energy, end to our
dependence on russia and other adversaries, diversify our energy usage, become more environmentally friendly and create good-paying jobs here at home. i yield my time back to the good gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. joyce: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. i'd like to yield next to the gentleman, representative johnson from the state of ohio. mr. johnson: america's hurting, with painfully high gas prices, and rampant inflation from groceries to clothing and looks like it will get much worse. how did we get here? some say it was the pandemic, others say it was the war in ukraine. what if i told you this has been going on for a long time. in 2017, republicans in congress started an investigation into russian interference, no, not
that russian interference, but real interference into the debate over american energy. let me explain. the biden administration right now is trying to distance itself from anti-coal, anti-oil and gas policies. they are blocking pipelines and slowing permits and promoting an ill-advised policy. europe tried this already walking into energy independence from russia. the results of that are now clearly evident. we see it playing out in the horror unfolding in ukraine. europe could have taken a path of self hiver reliance if it wasn't for politicians caving to russian renewables and cutting off nuclear, oil and gas and
coal. france banned fracking, the netherlands in 2015. germany 2017. the u.k. in 2019. all the while becoming more dependent on putin's russia for reliable russia. what if i told you that russia spent $95 million to radicalize to help achieve these goals. the committee uncovered evidence that rush may have done and is continuing to do the same thing right here in america. it's time to re-open that investigation. i sent a letter today to the relevant committee chairs to do just that. throttling back our own american
energy resources is what putin would want us to do. to borough a term, let us not be travelers with the green agenda and stop real russian interference. mr. joyce: i would like to yield to my friend and colleague from the commonwealth of pennsylvania, representative keller. mr. kelly: oil prices surged to and hitting an all-time high. americans are spending more to heat their homes and put gas in their car and run their businesses. the biden administration through all of this has refused to get
behind american oil and gas producers. we are begging opec and nations for oil. america's a cleaner more and who don't have our best interest in mind. mr. keller: president biden is dismantling american energy independence and imposing a green new deal that he has lost sight of what is best for the american people. this must end thrvment is only one path and air stronger future for america. that path is american energy independence and dominance. and i yield back. mr. joyce: i yield to my colleague from the great state of oklahoma oak, representative kevin heroin.
mr. hern: the price of gas has been rising and we are facing pressure, but our energy problems go much farther back from that, that started from the very day he was inaugurated. he immediately signed executive orders handcuffing domestic oil production. he told supporters that his goal was to end fossil fuels immediately and now he is saying his administration and his rhetoric have no impact on the energy crisis. he is destroying while begging the world's worst actors to make up for it. we cannot rely on foreign dictators for oil that we can produce here in america. it helps not only our people but
our allies around the world. mr. joyce: i thank the gentleman for yielding and i welcome representative andy barr. mr. barr: i thank my friend from pennsylvania for his leadership on this issue and the biden administration's war on domestic strigs is beyond suspending oil and opposing funding of projects that could lower the cost of fossil fuels that could reduce europe's production on russia. what most americans don't understand is that the central feature is the weapon niecessation of financial regulation to choke off capital to american companies and this has been enabled by woke
political leaders ahead of returns for retail and the environmental social governance agenda was ahead of investor returns but now as we see as at the are using it to have their brutal war americans can see how the agenda is compromising our national security. the job of parching regulateors is to ensure the soundness and to promote financial stability and it is not to pug winners and lowsers. the central irony of the agenda it will neither promote financial stability and it will
destabilize by destroying jobs and reducing the reliability of our electric power grid and will combat climate charge of the capital they feed to develop new technologies to capture carbon and harness the carbon cycle. biden's regulators want to assess how they vrp risks. but let's be honest. biden is ending support for fossil fuels. this isn't about assessing risk but creating risks and redirecting capital and weaponizing to discriminate against the reiebl affordable energy we have. the federal government should not be in the business of punishing energy companies
especially in a time of a national security crisis. unleash the power of the american energy sector not only to lower costs here at home and restore dominance but to defend our allies in europe and defend free people and get rid of our interdependence. mr. joyce: i would like to yield to my colleague and friend from state of ohio troy balderson. mr. balderson: i discuss the importance to you and last month, president biden pledged to use to limit the effects of rising gas prices on american consumers and bolster energy
thank you plrks joyce. mr. joyce: i would like to yield to my friend and colleague from the state of washington, representative newhouse. mr. newhouse: i thank dr. joyce and the heat team for providing this opportunity for special order because the american people need to know and need to know for months the biden administration has been using the excuse that global markets are complex and dynamics out of our control that have led to the highest gas prices and spiking oil prices around the world. this, i want to know is disingenuous at best and the reality is not true. as my colleagues in the congressional western caucus have been saying, we have the ability to achieve our own
energy future. we achieve just that that energy independence just a few short years ago. but with this president and administration at the helm we have thrown that energy security out the window. don't believe the president of plameing putin for higher gas prices. you can be sure the cancellation of the keystone of pipeline and and the lack of action on the offshore leasing program and the commitment by this president and his administration to make energy producers obsolete in a few short years, yes, all of those are holding this president responsible for the burden. these rising prices started long before this conflict and we will
hold this administration accountable for the burden they have placed on the american people. thank you, dr. joyce. the american people need to hear this. mr. joyce: i yield to my friend and colleague general jack bergman. mr. berg: a lot of us highlighting the problems with the energy problems. we were here and back again. being here again we are saying the same things,. mr. bergman: facing another completely avoidal crisis. from day one, president biten has put america last. while gas prices are up all over the country in my district, we
are seeing some of the highest prices in the entire state of michigan. let's be clear, the administration's approach to energy has been a problem. gas prices have been been going up for months and out of control spending. house republicans have been sounding the alarm over our energy independence. but those legitimate concerns have largely been ignored and we are seeing the consequences the administration's policies. so where is america supposed to turn for oil and gas. instead of promoting and making us more independent, the administration is looking to nations like iran and venezuela
walla, how is it go from one bald actor to another. the only way to solve our energy crisis while ensuring our national security is to break the change that our administration has put on our energy producers. i yield back. . mr. burchett: thank you. i was leaving here when i met some of your family members on swearing-in day. i know there are probably some proud chests stuck out and buttons busting everywhere, as my granddad used to say. we welcome you in this new role. madam speaker, biden's woke environmental agenda is forcing many of my fellow east tennesseans to pay more to heat their homes and to commute to work.
how have those high-energy prices increased in tennessee over the last year, you may ask? gasoline costs $3.96 per gallon, a 35% increase. not as much as california. but that's never within our -- hopefully never within our range. residential natural gas costs $12.40 for 1,000 cubic feet. a 23% increase. this is just working folks trying to heat their homes. electricity costs $10.27 per kilowatt hour. that's a 9% increase, madam speaker. these higher energy costs are an additional expense for our businesses too and they're just going to pass it on to us. that means that businesses must raise all their prices to offset the increased energy rates. that's why this inflation is crippling our economy under president biden. some of these arrogant folks suggest americans work from home or go green to offset rising energy costs. well, that disgusts me, madam speaker. that is an all-time arrogant low for some of these folks.
they must assume that all my constituents have a job that allows them to work from home. or can afford an electric car or solar panel. i've spent many an hour in factories around the district, madam speaker, those folks cannot work from home and this country would go -- would fall off to the edges of the earth if we did that. there's a reason that oil and natural gas and coal are the preferred energy sources. they're cheap and they're reliable. and they get them from homegrown energy. now, how do we fix this energy mesothelioma? we return to energy --s me? -- mess? we return to energy independence. let's roll back some of these environmental regulations, let's turn the spigots back on and let's lower the energy costs for the american people. thank you, dr. joyce, for your more than lackluster attempt at righting a horrible wrong and i appreciate your leadership, brother. mr. joyce: thank you very much. appreciate your comments. i would next like to turn over to my colleague and friend from the great state of texas,
dr. babin. mr. babin: thank you very much. i'd like to thank my colleague, the gentleman, the good doctor from pennsylvania, for this initiative tonight. this special order. madam speaker, amidst russia's ongoing invasion of ukraine and historically high gas prices here at home, i've got a radical idea for president joe biden. how about you ask american workers to produce american energy sourced right here in america? i know that's radical for you. but this would increase american jobs, strengthen america's economy and lower grocery and gas prices for all americans. not to mention we'd be producing some of the cleanest oil and gas in the world today. so how do i tell my constituents the truth? the truth is this, the biden administration would rather invest in foreign energy and make us more reliant on hostile nations and war criminals than
to bring domestic production here in america back up to par. let me repeat that. instead of supporting american ingenuity and affordable energy, the left wants your tax dollars to line the pockets of tyrants and communist countries like iran and venezuela who hate america and everything that we stand for. this kind of stupidity is hard to comprehend. tonight i'm calming on president joe biden to put what's best for america first for once and immediately unleash american energy. thank you and i yield back. mr. joyce: i thank the gentleman from texas. i'd now like to yield to my colleague and friend from michigan, representative tim walberg. mr. walberg: i thank my friend from pennsylvania. madam speaker, today michigan's average fuel price is mere cents away from the all-time high in the motor state. not seen since the mid of the
great reetion -- middle of the great recession. on thursday, a.a.a. data showed that michigan had seen the highest statewide average increase over the last week of any state in the union. today a gallon of regular unleaded gas cost 61 cents more than it did just one week prior. diesel, which helps fuel our thriving agricultural industry, has increased even more. since this time last year, the cost of diesel is up 58%. in 2022, the price of natural gas is expected to reach an eight-year high. not only does this increase families' cost to heat their homes, but it also further raises the already inflated price of essential fertilizes that are help grow michigan crops. clearly president biden's war on american energy independence has created an energy crisis and made us more dependent on adversaries like vladimir putin,
iran, saudi arabia and venezuela. the crisis continues to hit our homes, our farms and our businesses, and it grows in severity week after week. recently i sat down with some farmers in my home state. they lamented how the rising prices of energy and overall production costs is hurting their livelihoods and trickling down to michigan consumers. the data shows the same u.s. farm income is expected to drop 8% this year. all while prices at the supermarket reach historic highs. if we don't unleash american energy, this cost will continue to reverberate in our agricultural industry and at michiganders' kitchen tables for years to come. i implore the biden administration to take the necessary steps to increase our energy production at home. we have the capacity, we have the drive, we have the
capability and tools to do so. for the sake of consumers in michigan and around the world, thank you, madam speaker, and i yield back. mr. joyce: i thank the gentleman from michigan. one issue that needs to be addressed tonight is how the rising costs of gas disproportionately effects rural americans who drive longer miles to get to work, to get to the grocery store, even to get to their kids' schools. today the average cost for a gallon of gas in pennsylvania is $4.23 a gallon. and now it's estimated that the average family will play an -- pay an extra $1,300 for gas this year alone. it's unaffordable. and it's time to unleash american oil drilling to help bring the prices down. and once again establish american energy dominance. i would now like to yield to the gentleman from louisiana, my
friend, representative garrett graves. mr. graves: thank you. madam speaker, look at what's happening right now. we are dependent upon foreign sources of energy from volatile places around the world. we're bringing in energy from african nations, we're bringing in energy -- we recently brought in energy from venezuela, from russia, from iraq. madam speaker, we have these resources in the united states. the president stood in this very room and talked about buying american. why can't we buy our own american energy? tonight and tomorrow we're going to be talking about banning russian oil. well, i welcome folks to this discussion. we've been trying to do this for years. and unfortunately my friends on the other side of the aisle have opposed our efforts, have opposed efforts to ban russian oil. you can look at history, whenever you stop producing in the united states, it doesn't
change demand. all it does is it causes you to get the energy from somewhere else. this is affecting people all across america. as a result of president biden's strategies, as a result of democrats impeding good policy, we're now at a point to where we have the highest gasoline prices in american history. we watched under president biden where we nearly triplele our dependence -- triple our dependence on russian crude oil. nearly tripled it. madam chair, it has greater emissions. they have greater environmental impacts and, again, why can't we buy america's resources? these are flawed energy strategies that are impacting those most that can least afford it. buying american we support that term -- american, we support that term, we support american energy, we support putting americans back to work. i yield back. mr. joyce: i thank the gentleman. i would now like to yield to my colleague and friend from the
state of kansas, representative estes. mr. estes: th thank you for hosg this special order, dr. joyce. madam speaker, for the past year, we've seen policies from the biden administration devastate families and small businesses across the country. moms in my district like megan have seen the cost of filling up their tanks and heating their homes continue to climb. the average american family will spend an extra $1,300 in gas this year. and biden's green new deal energy policies have left us weak abroad and crushed us economically at home. the national average for a gallon of gasoline is now $4.17. the highest ever on record. there's nothing to stop that number from even going higher as we head into the summer. but the prices at the pump today are not the result of just the recent events in eastern europe. if we look at gas prices on january 21, 2021, just one day after president biden took
office, the national average was $2.40. one year later, on january 20, 2022, before putin ruthlessly invaded ukraine, the national average was already $3.33. president biden and the congressional democrats are solely responsible for the year over year increase and their anti-american energy agenda prevented the united states from maintaining our energy independence at a critical moment in history. that's why it's so important that we have good, permanent policies in place that encourage pr at home, keeping our prices low for american families and small businesses, and ensure that we maintain stability when bad actors disrupt the world. we should buy american first. we should buy american oil first. when the united states isn't reliant on foreign oil, we can better address the global threats of tyrants and dictators. it's time we prioritize american energy production again that will put american families first and keep our country safe. with that, i yield back.
mr. joyce: i thank the gentleman from kansas. i'd like to yield to my colleague from the great commonwealth of pennsylvania, the energy-rich commonwealth of pennsylvania, representative meuser. mr. meuser: i thank my very good friend, dr. joyce of pennsylvania. madam speaker, we are witnessing horrible brutality by vladimir putin. he's killing civilians and committing war crimes while zelensky has ordered his troops to not cross the line between humanity and animals. zelensky requested aircraft, military supplies and for credit card processing to be cut off. master car and visa -- mastercard and visa stepped up and i hope the aircraft is on its way as was planned. he also asked for the u.s. to impose an embargo on russian oil. finally the biden administration is taking this important step. madam speaker, 14 months ago this would have been a simple ask. as we, the united states, was in
factor inning independent. but because of the biden administration's reckless anti-domestic fuel energy policies, it's far more complicated. at a time when we should be ramping up domestic production, the biden administration is sending officials to venezuela and iran in a desperate attempt to buy oil from these rogue nations. the historic gas prices we are all facing is a direct result of the biden administration's foolish domestic energy policy. producing oil and gas here at home doesn't just keep prices low but serves as a strategic global advantage. madam speaker, regarding ukraine, we must lay out our own terms to putin. get out of ukraine or be subject to the war crimes and every crippling sanction imaginable, as well as to fortify the ukrainians. this war is about tyranny versus freedom, oppression versus liberty, totalitarianism versus democracy, and justice versus justice. the rest of the world is
watching. this is a pivotal moment. glory to ukraine. i yield back. mr. joyce: i thank the gentleman from the commonwealth of pennsylvania for his remarks. right now our thoughts and prayers are with the people of ukraine and their fight against putin's unlawful war. refusing to buy russian oil will go a long way toward showing putin and his corrupt russian oligarchs that they will pay a steep price for this war. i would like to now yield to my colleague and friend from the great state of minnesota, representative pete stauber. mr. stauber: thank you, dr. joyce. and thanks for holding this special hour. madam speaker, i rise today to discuss how high energy prices due to choices made by joe biden and his administration are placing an undue burden on americans and how it doesn't have to be this way. on his very first day in office, president biden made a conscious choice to declare war on
american energy. as the ranking member of energy and minerals resources, i know that it does not have to be this way. one year later, it is clear to every american that canceling the keystone x.l. pipeline and halting leases on federal lands were devastating for the american people. today gas prices today gas prices are averaging over $4 a gallon. joe biden is choosing foreign energy sources to lower prices. folks, there is a better way. we need to return to american energy independence. our blue-collar workers are willing and able to help us achieve this. america should never rely on foreign nations for our foreign security and we shouldn't rely
on russia. one way to speed up our dominance is to have reforms to remove red tape and processes to speed up domestic production. even if a company has a lease, the administration slow walks every right-of-way, every approval and every permit. and from an administration that cares about tribal consultation they ignored in harry bower when it comes to the project in alaska. i urge my colleagues to join us on permitting reform. energy security is if the national security. the war on ukraine has made it clear. we cannot wait any longer to return to american energy
dominance. i yield back. mr. joyce: i thank the gentleman. and i yield to my friend from texas, representative michael cloud. mr. cloud: i'm here to led you know that the people stand ready. i represent the port of corpus christi, our number one energy export port. we stand ready to help ensure that europe is not be holden to tyrants for energy supply and help ready to support the energy by-products like tractor tires. and how insulting and arrogant it is for the american worker that the pieden administration
would go to dictators to fill the energy vacuum and the american worker produces energy much more response apply than these other nations. to the casual observer this may seem like casual misclailings. president biden said this. he said we are trying to create a multi polar world where the united states was not the premiere influence. that is the world we see forming before us day-by-day in the news. and i had no idea with the carbon footprint but the human toll is tragic. and that it is the result in part of a seeding of america's
energy dominance we must stop selling generations of progress made by american workers and innovators and restore america energy dominance. thank you. and i yield back. mr. joyce: i yield to my colleague representative buys. the policiesville targeted oil and gas production and eliminated american energy independence. since day one the biden administration has an agenda of overreach something you may have heard from the. senator whitehouse: practice. well, this is partly true, they are being dishonest and leaving out factors that cause companies
to drill those wells. many of those wells produce natural gas, not oil. and drilling cannot and and furthermore the federal permit to drill is not the only approval. rights of way can be acquired. most companies cannot drill before pipelines are in place and the delayed approval drilling access. this administration is taking up to three times the amount of time to approve federal permits in the trump administration. and the american people are tired of the democrats' blame shifting while they ignore the gas prices. we must lower gas prices. restoring american production will reduce putin's leveraging
over europe. president biden must end the federal freeze on new oil and gas projects and fast track nng projects and stop the regulatory tower assault on american development and fining and i yield back. mr. joyce: i yield to my friend from the state of new york, chris jacobs. mr. jacobs: thank you for holding this event. madam speaker, i rise in support of the millions of americans who are facing pain at the pump and around the nation. on his first day in office, president biden said american energy independence was no longer a priority. he canceled the keystone pipeline on day one and made new domestic production incredibly
punitive and put a moratorium at all new drilling on federal lands. the president's action set the high prices we are seeing today in motion. long before russia invaded ukraine and caused by careless and unrealistic policy. the national average for a gallon of gasoline risen by over a dollar. international events have set prices higher but the administration cannot hide that their policies have amplified this crisis. american production ann american independence i is the best protections we have. the president must reverse the course of his administration immediately and allow the full
force of the u.s. industry to shall unleashed in americans time of need. banning russia imports is one thing but rains of hypocrisy and they negotiate with dictators. the solution is no better there and expands our dependence for our nick and national security. madam spurt, perhaps the administration doesn't want to admit their moves were wrong but financial security cannot hinge on the president on his egos and the staff. it is time to get out of the way and deliver affordable energy to the american people free from
the influence. our future prosperity and national security depend on it. i yield back. mr. joyce: one thing is abundantly clear. there is a growing need to utilize american innovation, americans and our know-how and bend the individuals who get us through cries sees and we are not under the feet. american ingenuity is the answer and we have cut it more than any other country. we were able to do this because of new and innovative technologies that our american businesses produced. the answer is clear. we need to bring more american technologies totaling market as soon as possible. that message has been reiterated
by my colleagues through tonight's special order. i would like to yield to my colleague from california, doug lamalfa. mr. lamalfa: what are the priorities of this administration are. when you look at the different world events are when john kerry says we hope this ukraine intervention doesn't interfere with the progress we are making with putin on climate change, what are the priorities. the carbon dioxide represents .04% and you see the gases represented by a much larger percentage. but, if john kerry and this administration's big priority is
co-2, what are they doing to help remedy that? my home state of california, it is shutting dune both nuclear power plants. it is tearing up hydroelectric dams on the klammoth river. and no, it is something else, some other agenda. if we had more nuclear power plants, we wouldn't have the fuel forum. we produce 9,000 pounds of uranium, yet our needs for our power plants and military ships and medical is 45 million pounds. 9,000 versus 45 million. this isn't the priority of this administration to meet the erm needs if you look at the production of like that let
alone oil and gas which is so critical. we need to focus on what this country needs and we need to help this administration focus instead of the fruitless direction we are going. i yield back. mr. joyce: i thank the gentleman and i thank all the members who have been here tonight. when i proposed holding this special order, we received an overwhelming response and perhaps that is exemplified by the members who stayed late to discuss the energy crisis that is affecting every american and shows the commitment that republicans are working to revitalize american energy dominance and testament how important this issue is. we have truly discussed the
issues that have dreadful effects on americans and if this this president biden has created and until we respond correctly, what we have shown is a road map back to american energy dominance and a plan to increase innovation and plan to rebuild our energy grid and cut harmful regulations and ensure that the american people have safe, reliable and affordable energy. so once again, madam speaker, i thank you, i thank my colleagues. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 4, 2021, the gentlewoman from california, ms.
speier of is recognized. ms. speier: thank you for the opportunity for air special order on this international women's day. there is a lot of irony about this day. we, in the democratic women's caucus could not let this day go by without drawing attention to what is happening in ukraine to women, mothers and children. the irony is particularly significant because international women's day is a national holiday in ukraine and until russia. the administrator of a.i.d. and samantha powers commented on this today and she referenced that the founder of the
international women's day is the woman by the name of theresa malakil and jewish labor organizer in new york and she was born in what is now ukraine. and she came to the united states to escape persecution. .. 130 years later ukrainian women are now being forced to leave their homes as well. now, we are heralding the incredible strength of ukrainian women. they are facing unimaginable horrors brought about by vladimir putin and vladimir putin alone. last year president putin sent a
message to women for international women's day in russia. and he said, and i quote, i wish you good health and success. and of course i would like you to have as many reasons for smiles and joy as possible. i guess the question to ask putin is, does that apply to ukrainian women as well? the women you presume are russian but are willing to have them be forced into death marchs because you feel compelled to shell communities throughout ukraine. last week vladimir putin's forces killed a woman and two children in cold blood.
as they attempted to escape over a bridge in a suburb of kyiv. and he continues to order the shelling of evacuation corridors as ukrainian civilians attempt to flee. over a million of them have already left. it's going to be millions and millions more. let me just show you a couple of pictures. this is a woman in ukraine on international women's day, thanks to vladimir putin. this is what vladimir putin thinks of women. these are the smiles he wants to see on their faces, the joy he wants to see in their eyes.
this man needs to be called out for what he is. he is a tyrant, he is committing premeditated war on the ukrainian people and the ukrainian women and children. and he's doing so and committing war crimes as well. let me show you yet another picture. this is one that's hard to look at. these are three dead women, trying to escape and were shelled down and are now dead. they've got their suitcases, their backpacks, one's a small girl. this is what vladimir putin is doing in ukraine and he must be
called out for it. his blood thirsty disregard for the lives of women and children has never been more apparent. you know, last month i was disgusted to hear him use a crude rape reference to urge ukraine to acquiesce to russia's demands saying, you may like it, you may not, but you'll have to endure it, my beauty. vladimir putin said this. you may like it, you may not, you'll have to endure it, my beauty. his senseless war has already caused nearly 500 civilian deaths. it's probably more than that. including 29 children. and it's probably more than that. and he's already forced two million ukrainian people, mostly
women and children, in fact, about half of them children, to flee their country. on the news tonight was a story about an 11-year-old child whose mother let him leave and he traveled 700 miles to get to a safe haven. and his mother, from some out post somewhere in ukraine, put up a video thanking those who had taken her son into their arms. who had brought him to safety. that's what vladimir putin is forcing ukrainian families to do. the vast majority of these refugees, as i said, are women and children.
who have left their husbands, their brothers and fathers behind to fight. and for the first time, for the first time ever half of these refugees are children. now, think about the scarring that will take place in the minds of those children over their lifetime. these are children who should be home playing in their neighborhoods, heading off to school, not hiding in bomb shelters and fleeing across borders. not crying in their mama's arms for milk when all they can get is water. and women and girls who are single and arriving at the border face increased risk of exploitation and abuse. including sexual violence,
gender-based violence and trafficking. welcome to international women's day. welcome to what vladimir putin said he wanted to put smiles and joy on the faces of women. but instead, women are becoming victims of sex trafficking and rape. the disruption of essential services and emergency medical care has already affected the women in ukraine. we have seen heartbreaking reports of mothers giving birth in make shift bomb shelters -- makeshift bomb shelters and underground metro stations as russia bombs ukraine's cities. the u.n. estimates that 80,000 ukrainian women will give birth in the next three months. 80,000 of them.
that's as many women who will give birth as i have in one of my larger cities in my district. and many of these women are going to do it alone without the support of their family or their spouses and they're going to do it without access to medication or critical and life-saving care. this is the joy and smiles that vladimir putin talked about in his address for international women's day last year. i don't know what he said to the russian women today. did he send them flowers and give them candie and offer them gifts? this is what he calls gifts to the ukrainian women. the russianbacked conflict -- russian-backed conflict has already led to an increase in sexual violence.
in 2019, one in three ukrainian women reported experiencing physical or sexual violence. and the current crisis increases this risk exponentially. we've seen a horrific increase in sexual violence just in the past two weeks. in a city alone, russian soldiers raped at least 11 women. in some cases so brutally that only five of them have survived. we must elevate these stories and call vladimir putin out for what he is. he is a miso misogynstic, evil dictator. i am in awe of the brave
ukrainian women who are leading fight to protect their country. i'm going to show you a picture now of the ukrainian women, these are ukrainian women. they represent almost 22% of ukraine's armed forces. which is one of the highest percentages in the world. you know, in the united states the number of women serving in the military is like 18%. it's 22% in ukraine. and many women, many mothers, are taking their children to the border to hand them off to family members in poland or romania or other locales, and then going back in to join in the fight.
more women are joining the fight every day. they are teachers and nurses, accountants, police officers, grandmothers. the list goes on and on. even women members of the ukraine's parliament who just a week and a half ago were writing their country's laws have taken up arms in defense of ukraine. i guess we should all ask a question, would we do that? the ukrainian parliamentary members are doing that. it is important for us to have their backs. i am proud that the united states has imposed unprecedented sanctions and export controls on the russian economy. i am proud of what our president has done by solidifying the support of all nato nations, something that hasn't been done
for a very long time. nato countries throughout europe are stepping up in terms of how much money they're committing to their defense. they all recognize that this is more than ukraine, this is about freedom for all of europe. and i commend the speaker for working quickly to bring a russia energy sanctions package to the floor and committing to sending $14 billion to ukraine. to aid its military and assist with humanitarian responses. we must bring the full weight of the u.s. government and our allies to bear in holding putin accountable for his aggression and his violations of international law. let me show you this picture.
this is international women's day. there is no joy on the faces of these people. there are no smiles. this is vladimir putin's war. he has every intention to annihilate an entire population of people in ukraine. this is not just an unprovoked war. this was a premeditated, savage, murderous, tyrannical attempt of genocide. i hope that we have the guts to call him out. we need to create our red line and our red line should be that every ukrainian person who wants
to leave the country will have safe passage to a safe country before another bullet or another missile is put into the air. i hope we do not see the unthinkable happen in ukraine. god bless our ukrainian women and children. god bless our ukrainian president. god bless the military in ukraine who fights on and for all those who recognize that freedom is not cheap. freedom is not given. and if you want a democracy, you have to be willing to put your
name, your body, your soul on the line to protect the community that you love. i now have the great honor, the distinct honor, to recognize my colleague whom i adore, who chairs the ukrainian caucus, co-chairs the ukrainian caucus, who who has been passionate about drawing attention to the fate of the ukrainian people. and with that, i yield to her. ms. kaptur: i want to thank representative speier for her
passion, her compassion for people everywhere, for those who serve our military, our intelligence services, for her great contributions to our country, how she's lived her life and has served so nobly, the people of california have really sent a jewel here and they know it. i shall miss her greatly when she makes the decision to leave us at the end of this session of congress. she's truly a friend. and a friend to the american people. i'm very honor this evening to join her and rise on this international women's day to call out the damaged and really bestial soul of vladimir putin. his torturous treatment of the women, children, and elderly of ukraine is a war crime. he is about genocide in a country that 30 years ago voted to be independent.
when the soviet union fell, 90% of the people of ukraine, about 42 million people, voted they wanted to be free. it was an extraordinary moment in world history. but yet we hear from this -- what do i call him? russia's tyrant. last year on international women's day he issued a statement, here's what he said. congratulations to women. calling the day, a holiday filled with joy, with warmth and goodness and he talked about mothers, granddaughters, grandmothers aunts, sisters, saying how they represented love and tenderness and how good this was and yet if we look at the pictures that are here, he's killing them. he's killing them. there are pictures of the people
second one. that one. thank you. look at this woman. he says tenderness and love and that women are taking care of countries and they're raising children. he's killing them. the elderly, the disabled, i received a letter today, and two individuals were killed in a car because a russian bomb came down in a civilian area. the woman who was driving was elderly and the person she had in her car with her was disabled. he's massacring civilians.
he says he loves women. really? they're dead. they didn't have a chance. they're civilians. and in terms of the disruption of life in ukraine, god bless them, over two million have now fled from their tiny little homes, it's one of the poorest nations in europe, but it wants its freedom. here's a picture of the numbers of people fleeing, you can see if you look at the number of head scarves, these are women, with their children, many at the ukraine-poland border, are kissing their husbands good-bye, they fear for the last time. the children are crying. and in the western most city of ukraine, lviv, there is a sea of displaced people. europe has not seen this since
the second world war. nothing like it. free people every where have to pay attention. these are good people. 75% of the food raised in that country and is eaten by the people there is raised by those women in their family plots, in their gardens. putin is killing them. he's killing the mothers and grandmothers of ukraine. what do his statements matter in the kremlin when he comes out of his cave, wherever that is. we see the butchery on the news every night. we see it on our iphones. and our visceral feelings of horror paille in comparison to the -- pale in comparison to the lived reality of those who now know deep fear anding an syty and loss. the reality is that putin is sending his troops in those tanks and those jets up in the air to shoot and bomb hospitals and maternity wards and kinder
gardens -- kindergartens and schools. he's already killed 14,000 people who aren't known to the world. 14,000. and now more. and now more. he has no heart. in his statement last year, on international women's day, he said, thank you to the women, the doctors, the paramedics, the medical nurses and all those who are saving lives and nursing patients back to health. what a lie. these women in ukraine today, without proper bandages, without medical equipment, are caring for women who are pregnant and delivering in the subway systems of the capital city in kyiv. if they need a c-section and they're cut, there's no thread
to sew them up. how about that, putin? how about that? how many children have you killed since your invasion of ukraine? the misery, the misery among these people. this abominable creature is now spilling the blood of those he once heralded. ukraine's medical professionals and their patients are being murdered. the people trying to help are being murdered. on a day recently he proclaimed the triumph of love and admiration and great grat thud. this two-faced liar is committing war crimes against an innocent people. can putin be human? a human could not celebrate women on one day and then annihilate them and their families on the next. he simply couldn't be human.
he's a killer. of lucifer proportion. he considers human life not sacred. so on this international day, a day dedicated to honoring women around the globe, let us recognize the brave, courageous women of ukraine from every walk of life. they have endured centuries of oppression and now with this window on liberty this moment in history, they have a chance to take their young democracy forward and they are fighting for it. they're sewing camouflage material to try to prevent the planes from seeing where they live. they're defending their homeland with every ounce left in them. and there's not enough food and there's not enough water. as co-chair of the congressional ukraine caucus and as someone who has visited ukraine since
the 1970's, countless times, boy, do i know these women and their bravery. there's nothing you can teach a grandma in ukraine that she hasn't been through. we call them babushas. they're the world's strongest women. they have endured so much. ukraine's women are truly en engaged. in a battle to slay goliath. ukraine's passionate, generous, and courageous women are on the frontlines. there are some who are serving in the military itself on the home front. in their neighborhoods. i don't know if anybody saw, there was a grandma who had a pan and she hit an armed drone out of the air. how about that? they're learning to use gun, do anything to help their people in
beating the savage attacks. of kremlin's putin. the entire world sees the bold spirit of these women. here in america we see that spirit in ukraine's remarkable ambassador, oksana raryakarova who has such dignity, dignity under pressure, real courage, rallying our nation and the leaders for aid for her country. we must hear her. we must hear the pleas of the people of ukraine. in the mirdz of unceasing atrocity, ukraine's women are pouring their hearts and souls into the righteous cause of defending the bright, shining light of liberty. they can see it. ill tell you one experience i've had when i first went to ukraine and i watched how the people walked with their heads down and they didn't want to be noticed. they tried to be almost disappeared while they were walking down the sidewalk. they didn't want to make eye
contact. they didn't want anybody -- today when you go to ukraine, the new generation, they look at you, they have hope in their eyes, there's possibility. they want to access west. there's no more noble duty than defending liberty and let others enjoy its bounty. when envisions the vanguards of democracy don't think of some mythical beings. instead, think of the flesh and blood of ukrainian women who are protecting and defending the precious blessings of the bit of democracy and liberty they've been able to taste. these women are the real heroines among us. today, america and the world rise up in solidarity with ukraine's women. let us salute their valiant fight against the darkness. and the murderous behavior of vladimir putin.
we stand with them and we stand with ukraine. no country in the world has done more for ukraine than the people of our great country. so today on international women's day in the year of 2022, america ex-plame -- exclaims to ukraine's women, thank you, we love you, we know you're going to be victorious. it's going to take a bit more time but know that we in the free world stand with you and are doing everything possible to save you, to save your beloved families, to save your couldn'ts, to cey your country. -- to save your country. you so deserve the liberty you have earned. i say in many of my speeches back home, there's no more sacred soil than the soil of ukraine because of what its people intergenerationally have endure through the no fault of
their own. they deserve to be free. they have earned it. i yield back to the gentlelady. ms. speier: i thank the remarkable gentlewoman from ohio who -- whose passion and commitment to the ukrainian people is just so evident. you said they will be victorious, i believe you. we're going to make sure they're going to be victorious. we have their backs. i'm reminded of this one comment by one ukrainian woman, and she said, nobody thoughts this how we would spend our weekend, a teacher from the town of donobrov told a cameraman as she and her neighbors made molotov cocktails. she said, i planned to plant tulips and daffodils on my backyard today. instead i learned to firearms
and get -- to fire arms and get ready for the next night of attacks on kyiv. these women are strong and committed and we will have their backs. it's now a great privilege to yield to the co-chair of the bipartisan woman's caucus, a talented leader from the great state of pennsylvania, congresswoman dean. ms. dean: thank you, representative speier and representative marcy kaptur. it is a solemn privilege to be with you tonight. as we lift up the people of ukraine, as we lift up the women and children of ukraine on this international women's day. it's a sad day. it is a solemn day around the globe. and i hope that the people of ukraine know that we are heart broken and determined alongside of you. so i'll begin by saying --
[speaking foreign language] and recognizing international women's day. i'm the co-chair of the bipartisan women's caucus, and on behalf of that co women and e witnessing a war here. we are witnessing a series of war crimes, that we are witnessing a series, the world is witnessing a series of atrocities. and these are war crimes, and they are mr. putin's alone. i represent the 4th congressional district of
pennsylvania. it is montgomery and best of your recollection county proud to home and other areas of our community to terrific ukranian-american members. i have known them as a state representative for 6 1/2 years. i have always been proud to call them my community members but not as proudly as i have the last three, four weeks as we prepared for this horror. a few days ago, i was with the volunteers at the ukranian cultural center many of whom have close friends and family and the children made this headband for me. but what was fascinating that
day, everyone was coming together, not just ukranian-americans but others to say we will not stand for the horror that is going on, the globe, the world will not stand for the atrocities, the brutal. one woman who started a drive. she went to u-haul and bought 30 boxes and wondered if they could fill those boxes of humanitarian, food, medicines and blankets and others. i think there are three containing trucks later. the place was teaming touring with boxes of donations and people sorting those things. it was an amazing snapshot of
what i knew about the community. they are leaders in month comrie community and they are leaders. their generosity and i cannot imagine the pain and suffering as they watch their homeland and families, friends straggling with this set of atrocities. no amount of warnings could have prepared us for the sheer brutality and devastation we have seen. mr. putin expected that he would quickly ukraine's. mr. young: democracy he was wrong and he will be forever wrong as we have watched in the heroism of the ukranians and the president. over the weekend, president
zellens ky got on a call, hundreds of us, what a man of determination and dignity. i took notes and he said, we just want peace. we want to hold and kiss our children and sit coffee at our coffee table and want to be neighbors with russians. what bravery and dignity and what this war has brought on him and us with the number of people fleeing ukraine. but this must not be forever. we must provide weapons, medicines, fuel, refuge in a universal way. we will continue to do all we can. ukranians, please know, we are
here for you, you are welcome here, god bless ukraine, the u.n. has recorded 406 casualty death and 18 month month old boy was killed. 13 civilians killed in an airstrike in a town and their bodies recovered. a 26-year-old woman killed while attempting to deliver supplies to a doug shelter. mothers, civilians and and civilians were killed including a child. these tragedies are inspiring a nation and the many women of it and the women are trying to keep
their country free and the women of russia are speaking out disbens putin. i think of ukraine's ambassador's u.n., what a tour of strength and julia, a volunteer who said i want to live in our country as she waited to be deployed. putin will be a par inch a and he is a murderous dictator that he is and i have hope in the ukranian people and the globe that has recognized the horror this series of war crimes. representative speier, slava ukraine. god bless ukraine.
ms. speier: the thank the the gentlewoman from pennsylvania for her outstanding remarks. there are many organizations to thank. when we look who is bringing and shelter and aid to the people and care, catholic relief services, the u.n. the international committee of the red cross, the international red cross committee, plan international, save the children, unhcr, unicef, world forward program and world health organization and to all of them, we say thank you. let's be clear, this is putin's
war. he will pay the price. his vicious, premeditated attempt at genocide of the ukranian people will not be tolerated. as we close tonight, i want to close with this photograph of ukranian women in uniform. they are fighting for their country, their future, their children and truly for freedom around the world. with that, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january #, 20e 21, the chair recognizes the gentleman from colorado, mr. buck, for 30 minutes. mr. buck: i'm here to have a discussion with my good friend
from rl texas, chip roy. putin is waging an unjustified war on ukraine. over the past two weeks, his attacks have become violent and targeting residential area. at the same time that he is engaged with a bloody war, he is engaged in a propaganda war. his disinformation is geared to his own people who rb kept in the dark and second, for the entire world. and ■swrufghis war tothe world, putin has relied on the claim that he is the appointed person to denazi ukraine. and and stating russia continues
its special military to de-naz file and takes all measures to preserves the lives of civilians. the strikes are targeting military and the tasks to claim will be accomplished. congressman roy, there is a lot of evidence that he is targeting civilian targets. mr. roy: i thank my friend talking about the horrors that have been inflicted by vladimir putin. we know how much damage he has been causing to the people of ukraine. 1.7. i saw a graphic, 2 million people have been disgraced and
fleeing. over 2,000 civilians have been killed but we don't know the extent of the damage and karen ogee. 38 children have killed. 70 wounded. and $10 billion. 200 schools, 34 hospitals and 1500 homes destroyed. we know it will be far greater. on saturday, a family with two children, who appeared to be eight years old were killed by a russia military strike the a an evacuation strike in a keefe -- kyiv earl suburb. one woman said it was very hard to have your husband stay home and you have to choose your kids. i have heard from friends
through friends of mine in austin texas, who have gone to ukraine. i have beep in touch with them where 50 children, up to 14 infants up in the suburbs of north kyiv and they are lacking materials to survive and get to a place to get to help. we have actors but can't get to them because of what putin is doing and not really heeding the calls for people to get out of harm's way. these children are completely helpless. and those who fled to poland is not instan kaine yows. she and a husband decided to wait and wouldn't go into a full
scale invasion. two-year-old son got in a car and headed for poland and waited for 10 hours and said saying good-bye to build barricades. they were hosted by a polish family. who lived with their two children and made it clear that it didn't have a mandate. and setting up shelters and peter and is currently taking his neighbors to poland. >> is a look at vladimir putin and began his career at the k.g.b. and served as the
secretary of the security council and director of the federal security service and served until 2008 and putin had little regard for the constitution and one of his yes man would be installed and he would assume the role. and in the capacity, putin did the unthinkable and ran as president in 2012. with he assumed another six-year term and ran again in 2018. in april of last year, putin signed into law a series that would permit him to run for 36 years. his regime has become toll
tarrian and and employing and has cracked down on free speech and opponents and critics assassinated. i know you feel strongly about i know you feel strongly about how vladimir putin has put his k.g.b. background to use. mr. roy: we are seeing his propaganda tactic as we speak. the world is seeing it in full display. his regime is systematically shutting down the free flow of information in this -- around this brutal war in ukraine. state-run newspapers in russia have been instructed not to use the words "invasion" or "war." whatever russians are able to see what we're saying on the floor, the truth of what vladimir putin is doing to the truth and dissemination of
information in russia of what's happening in ukraine. not the propaganda you're hearing in russia. days ago, putin's regime shut off facebook. as i said, the russian newspaper translated as "new newspaper" has a brave, freedom-loving editor in chief who co-won last year's nobel peace prize, has been forced to remove all material on the newspaper's website related to russia's aggression in ukraine. think about that. that's what's happening. this isn't new. it's his track record. he came to power because of a terrorist act directed at russia's only people in 1999, three apartment buildings in moscow and other cities, those bombings allegedly the actions of chechen terrorists gave pretext for going to war in chechnya, solidifying support for putin as head of the security council. since then almost everyone who raised questions about the bombings or attempted to find the cause of the bombings has been kicked out of russia,
imimprisoned or murdered. those are the facts. thatst who putin is during his more than two decades of ruling russia, putin has displayed a ka louse disregard for human life. he's engaged in murderous attacks his political opposition. in 2004, the putin regime poisoned ukrainian presidential candidate victor you sean coe -- yuschenko. in 2006 there was the po loan yum killing in london of alexander litviniko, a defector from russia. in 2009,er is jay was taken into police custody, beaten and died in jail. in 2013, boris borzovsky was found in his home in united kingdom dead. he had long i a achewsed putin
of a killing in 2009. in 2015, boris nemsov was shot four times in the back just a short distance from the kremlin. he was another critic of putin. and in 2017, the world was horrified by the daylight shooting of dennis bonikov who was born in kyiv after renouncing his russian citizenship and criticizing vladimir putin. that is the truth of putin's brutality. mr. buck: and i want to go through one of these slides again, if i can. i don't know if you've got -- if you got a look at. this this is the before and after that russian man who left, went to england, was poisoned, and this is what he looked like before and that's poisoned with radioactive materials. he's poisoned and that's how he looks afterwards.
unbelievable that one human being can do this to another human being, much less a leader of a major nuclear power in the world. mr. roy: is there any disagreement on the intelligence that this is what occurred at the hands of vladimir putin's orders? mr. buck: no disagreement in the world. and what's so significant is when vladimir putin says this is what's happening in ukraine who can bly im? in fact, you can -- believe him? in fact, you can pretty much go to vegas and bet your money on the opposite of what this man says. if he's able to do something like this, one, he's a cowrd, and two, he's a monster. during his more than two decades of ruling russia, putin haze displayed a ka louse disregard for human life. as part of putin's war on chechnya, he ordered the destruction of the chechen capital. tens of thousands of civilians were killed in this pruittal assault. in 2008 he waged another war, in georgia, another former part of
the soviet union. the georgian president during putin's assault in 2008 had this to say in the "wall street journal." and congressman, i want you to really hear this because it is so unbelievable how similar what the georgian president said in 2008 is to the game plan that putin has orchestrated in ukraine. long before its conventional assault on georgia, russia openly backed separatist militants, launched cyber attacks and used disinformation to meddle in the internal afifers sovereign states. initial intelligence reports of russian forces gathering in georgian territory didn't cause enough concern to order georgia military officials back from their holidays. but in august, 2008, under the auspices of securing the separatist enclave, russia invaded my country. leaving aside the practical impossibility of georgia attack agnew clear power 100 times its
size, the entirety of the conflict took place on internationally recognized georgian territory. the kremlin's claim that its land forces mobilized overnight in response to an emergency was absurd. such an onslaught required careful preparation, especially given the mountainous terrain other -- on the russian-georgian border. i think what's important to point out here is that president putin has used the exact same plan, the exact same formula, down to the t, claiming that there are russian speaking people and he's trying to protect those people in ukraine, down to the absurd claim that ukraine is a nazi government now, all these claims are made up, they're nonsense to try to justify in the minds of the russian people what putin is engaged in.
mr. roy: that is exactly right. and i want to say one thing, it bears repeting, because we're sitting here in the protection of america, in our great republic, miles away from what's happening in ukraine and it bears repeating that there are two million ukrainians right now fleeing ukraine. fleeing their hopes. we unfortunately -- we fortunately haven't had to experience that kind of thing but two million people right now are fleeing their homes. dads and husbands staying behind in ukraine, families fleeing, seeking shelter. thousands killed, we don't know how many. children killed. billions of dollars of damage. destroying crops. destroying infrastructure. taking over nuclear power plants. and i just got a text, literally as i'm standing here, from my friends in austin, texas, from the wife whose husband is currently now in ukraine, trying to help people, talking about
the orphanage i talked about in northern kyiv. 51, she says, 51 kids trapped. 51 kids trapped. do you have kids? the speaker, many of us here, have kids. 51 kids, trapped. after orphanage bombed and director killed. the director of the orphanage was killed. running out of food no heat or electricity. cold front coming. will freeze or starve if we condition -- if we can't get there soon. 15 infants. 15 infants. special needs kids. currently shelling of all civilian targets being perpetrated and carried out by putin. the same putin that killed a
ukrainian leader with a nuclear poisoning. this from my friend. we are pleading for someone to help us get to the children before it's too late. and we're trying. anybody out there watching, we're trying to figure out how to get this orphanage, get them to people who can help but that is the product of vladimir putin. a if you're watching this, if you're in russia, or if this clip gets to you and it isn't cut off by putin and his thug leadership in russia, this is the truth of vladimir putin. this is what he's doing to innocent people. and he's lying to you. that these children are being put up as somehow being a front and being put up to be put in harm's way. he's indiscriminately bombing. he's the cause of these children being in danger. he's the cause of this murder. he's the cause of thousands of
people getting killed, millions getting displaced. billions in damage. and it's all because he is a thug and an autocrat who is going after and killing innocent people. mr. buck: an immoral person does not wage an immoral war, does not poison people, does not continue to commit the war crime, the illegalitieser murdering a political opponent, just blocks away from the kremlin. that kind of immoral person doesn't have the standing to talk to the world about what's going on in ukraine. i know congressman, you were a prosecutor, i was prosecutor. when we had a criminal defendant who lied, that was a special treat because we got to put witnesses on the stand and we called it a false exculpatory. vladimir putin has gone through his entire political career using false exculpatoris. telling people that one thing happened when in fact the other
thing, something else happened. the reason it's so important to point out false exculpatoris is, it is a sign of guilt. in this case, vladimir putin know what he's doing is in violation of international law. he has committed numerous war crimes through his military. indiscriminately bombing civilian targets. he is a war criminal. he should be brought to justice. but my question to you now is, congressman, are we doing everything we can as a country to make sure that we bring this thug, as you put it, this animal, who is violating international law, killing children, destroying billions of dollars worth of infrastructure in the ukraine, are we as americans, are we as civilized world, working with western europe, working with nato. are we doing everything we can to bring this man to justice and to stop the tragedy that's going
on in ukraine? mr.ry: i appreciate -- mr. roy: i appreciate my friend from colorado's question and i like the comparison with prosecutors, that there's no entity able to hold him to account in russia because he's running the whole show, because he's a dictator and there is no free press. in our country, as bad as the press can be, we at least hope we can get the truth out because of the vestiges of the first amendment and the free press no matter who is in the white house. neither you nor ishyed away from criticizing the former president of the united states despite the fact that he had an r after his name. nor will we shy away from criticizing this president who has a d after his name. why? we're article 1, he's article 2 and the founders gave us a free press to say we're going to have the press holding all of us to
account and separation of powers so we can hold the president to account. there is none of that here. mr. buck: one more thing. when the press holds us to account, we stand up. we may disagree with them we may offer another version of the facts, but we don't shut down the press. we don't close their doors we don't turn off the tv station when they call something a war. when they call a war, a war, we don't shut them down. that's exactly what's happening in russia right now. mr. roy: and the most important thing we can do in my opinion is doing what we are doing right here. i hope all my colleagues will do this, i hope the american free press will unite and the worldwide free press will unite to call this out for what it is a war criminal killing innocents for sheer power and for sheer determination of what he wants for his own agenda, not for any kind of honorable reasons in defending his homeland. whatever he is telling you and the people of russia that this is somehow an honorable defense
of russia, it is not. he is lying to you. he is killing innocent people in the name of your homeland. and you need to know that. and you need to know the truth. and you need to see what he's doing to people. and we in this country need to continue to do more. and i know we're here to talk about putin and we're here to talk about this situation, holding him accountable. i don't want to get too partisan here but our country should have been doing more, sooner. we should have been listening to zelensky. i've heard a lot of applause lately as se -- for zelensky from my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. where were we last july when he was asking for help with sanctions? where were my colleaguesen othef the aisle when my former boss and friend senator ted cruz forced a vote in the senate on nord stream 2? m.i.a.
we're not going to continue sanctions on nord stream 2, we're going to go along with biden's decision to stop sanctions on nord stream 2. what do you think happens when you allow putin and russia to have a complete control of the energy supply of europe? what do you think is going to happen when you empower a what do you think is going to happen? and right now today, we have a complete refusal, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who refuse to say we are today going to open up american energy, liquified gas to ensure that this man doesn't have the power to do what he is doing in ukraine. mr. buck: madam speaker, how much time do we have left?
the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has 7 minutes. mr. buck: when president putin invaded crime yeah, president obama refused to give assist taps. and then to president biden's credit, he ramped up that lethal aid and we have seen a great deal of aid going to the you contain military and fighting a courage ageous war but i agree with you, congressman. we could be doing more and sanctioning more, the source of russia's money, their income, their revenue, for waging this war and we should be doing that. and one of the areas, just one
of them, we should be be doing more in banking and trade and blockades but one of the ways we can campings them is producing more natural gas and shipping liquified natural gas to wean them off on energy from russia. mr. roy: how has he gained his power? europe made themselves dp dpentd and if you want a wakeup call and warning shot, russia controls 40%. germany bise more gas. they chose this. they chose fracking bans. they chose to shut down energy freedom in western yup and
pursued a i'd owling over common accepts and energy and now they are be holden to russia. this stuff matters. wars have been fought over these kinds of things and we have empowered because we, because of the leadership of the democrats on the other side of the aisle and the people in this white house are pursuing climate ideology over energy freedom and affordable gas and for the american people to thrive while empowering the people of ukraine. mr. buck: it is time that our allies spend the money on their defense structure and move forward with us. it is not time for us to fight
when other countries haven't stepped up. the head of the german military, i don't know if it is the he equivalent of our secretary of defense or chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, mocked his own military and talking about how unprepared they would be with a conflict with russia. putin knows that. and they have scoured the western european countries and know the strength and know what the willingness to fight and made a decision that he can take ukraine with very little consequence. mr. roy: and tomorrow we will be voting on a umh of things. i'm sickened.
instead of debating and voting here and how we should spend our assets to support ukraine, we will have a vote on banning russian oil. what good is that if you are going to buy it from iran or venezuela walla. we aren't going to do it. and it's about time to close. and i want to remind to the gentleman from colorado. mr. buck: right now, the dictator who is the most threatening to us we are going to pull away from his energy and go with dictators. that is just looking at the wrong end of a revolver. mr. roy: i just want to remind 51 kids are trapped, no heat or
like that, cold front coming that is putin's ukraine and we should be helping these people. mr. buck: i thank the speaker for this time and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's policy of january 4, 2021, the chair recognizes mr. schweikert until 10:00 p.m. mr. schweikert: we have a tyranny of the clock and do it somewhat rapidly. i'm frustrated because i don't have a delicate way to say this. let's walk through some basic math so we understand something. does anyone here have any memory of last fall when a number of us
were talking about the winter that was coming and remember the discussion of how high the heating bills were going to be? it's because hydrocarbon prices didn't just go up because of the russian invasion. if you look at the charts, if you look at the charts, this began when the left took pour and began in 2018 and really took off when they had unified control. there is a number of charts and futures contracts that were saying, the prices you are seeing today at the gas pump, they showed up six months earlier and that's where we are going because consumption. and you see it already. do you not remember last october and september, crossing $6 on
natural gas? it was coming at us and how does this craziness happen? we keep getting folks coming behind the microphone it is because of the keystone pipeline. it is a little bit. it is because of over particularly this last year and when the left took power they basically started to threaten capital markets that if you are a company and invest in hydrocarbons, they should look into it. if you invest in hydrocarbons. we are going to encourage no more investing in hydrocarbons. when you actually see this
frustration and the absolute distorted rhetoric and 9,000 drilling permits out there and there is a missed mark and talking about the treasury. coming at anyone that is putting capital, capital markets into hydrocarbons. understand what you are paying at the gas pump and heat your house, you voted for this. if you voted for the left, you voted forl them in 2018 and
voted for them in 2020, you voted for that price. remember the discussions here, the debates here. going to make it so you can't and finance natural gas and what is so ironic and quote after quote after quote, pension systems and others, the idea was strangle. and make it so they don't have the capital to invest in more efficiencies and the left actually got what they wanted. are they now willing to admit they got what they want thrd and
seeing $5 gasoline but guess what? congratulations and made natural gas so expensive and you raised the price so high and remember power generation is regular you lailted. moved back to coal and you have the brain trust saying buy an electric car, that electric car is going to be powered by coal because the cleaning burning fuel of natural gas you made more expensive. couple of months ago we came to the floor and talked about natural gas and what about methane and showing some
break-throughs and inexpensive ways to capture that methane. it is a 9-1 but a shorter half life of what is considered to be a greenhouse gas. and look at technologies that deal with that. let's wipe it out. you know, the green mafia basically owns the democrat party and then you look at the absurdity that is democrat policy and i had to grab an older slide, do you realize the base load nuclear that is going offline. you do realize that the united states is going to get dirtier and this is even before the left
raised the left raised it and moving it off the grid that it doesn't offset photovoltaic and wind we put on the grid. we give lots of pretty and the mathis the mathis the math. the virtue signaling creating is raising greenhouse gases. look what germany did. and burn massive amounts of coal and they got dirtier and heard speech after speech of how much we despise putin but we know his propaganda wing absolutely supportive the left's movement. this is what you make when you
make crappy policy and it's going to take us years to fix this mess. can i beg the democrats, stop hurting the people, stop hurting the middle class and there might be a bonus there and all the coal that is being burned and the dirty imports, you will actually get a benefit of the greenhouse gases but you have to come back and come back. i think i'm against my time. so i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time pursuant to 12-a of resolutions condemning threats
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