REJECT THE DOMESTIC ENERGY AND JOBS ACT
(House of Representatives - June 20, 2012)

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                REJECT THE DOMESTIC ENERGY AND JOBS ACT

  (Ms. HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Ms. HAHN. Madam Speaker, I grew up in Los Angeles in the fifties, 
which was when the smog was so bad that we actually had to stay inside 
the classroom during recess; and when you tried to inhale deeply, the 
pain in your chest was so severe from the pollution and the smog.
  Thanks to government intervention, we have made huge strides, not 
only in Los Angeles but throughout this country, in cleaning our air 
for the health of our children. We've made progress, but we need to 
make a lot more. Unfortunately, to continue to combat this problem, 
Congress should take bold steps to invest in clean-energy technology, 
including in new electric vehicles and in the infrastructure to charge 
them.
  But with H.R. 4480, my Republican friends are denying not only Los 
Angeles but all cities in this country the tools they need to continue 
to improve our air and improve our health. This bill would rob the EPA 
of the ability to effectively enforce clean air laws, and it would 
deepen our dependency on dirty fossil fuels.

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