(House of Representatives - June 25, 2013)

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  (Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, the Obama administration's 
excessive regulatory actions have been taking their toll on the 
Nation's economy for some time now.
  Unfortunately, the President's new climate change plan announced 
today appears even more costly and contentious than his previous 
proposals, which were resoundingly rejected by his Democratic 
colleagues in the Senate.
  America needs a diverse supply of low-cost and abundant energy 
sources. Coal is, by far, the cheapest and most abundant source of 
energy. Protecting the environment and developing our abundant natural 
resources such as coal are not mutually exclusive, but that's not what 
the President would have us believe.
  The Obama administration continues to grossly underestimate the 
cumulative impact of its regulatory actions, and this new plan to 
unilaterally impose new energy regulations will cost more jobs and 
further harm family budgets through higher electricity prices.