(House of Representatives - June 25, 2013)

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                              WAR ON COAL

  (Mr. ROTHFUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my frustration and 
disappointment with President Obama's war on coal. This war on coal is 
a war on the middle class. It's a war on good-paying jobs, and it's a 
war on American prosperity.
  You cannot pay for our critical social safety net programs unless you 
have a growing economy. You will not have a growing economy without 
low-cost American energy.
  President Obama's new regulations will shutter coal mines and power 
plants. It will raise energy costs and significantly impact moms and 
dads sitting around the kitchen table paying their monthly utility 
  It is time for President Obama to stop forcing Americans out of work 
and to stop giving a leg up to foreign competitors like China. It is 
time for President Obama to take his hand off the dimmer switch for the 
American economy. It is time to end this war on low-cost American 
energy so Americans can grow, prosper, and shine brightly once again.