(House of Representatives - June 25, 2013)

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                     OUR COUNTRY'S ENERGY POLICIES

  (Mrs. WAGNER asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mrs. WAGNER. As I stand before you, President Obama is down the 
street at this moment outlining his proposal to tackle climate change, 
with the centerpiece of his plan aimed at attacking the backbone of 
affordable energy in America.
  While he will not explicitly say it, this is the next step in this 
administration's war on coal that they have been waging for the past 5 
years and which will not stop until all coal-fired power plants in this 
country have been shut down by the EPA.
  I, on the other hand, believe that producing affordable energy and 
being environmentally sound are not mutually exclusive, and I truly 
support an all-of-the-above policy that utilizes renewable and clean 
technology without eliminating our most reliable source of energy.
  Instead, the President's current course of action is a direct attack 
on the middle class who are affected more by rising energy costs, all 
under the deception of pursuing climate change.
  Mr. Speaker, I strongly suggest that the President consider the 
American people first when making these decisions on our country's 
energy policies.