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BATTLING CLIMATE CHANGE
(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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                        BATTLING CLIMATE CHANGE

  (Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission 
to address the House for 1 minute.)
  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I agree with 
President Obama when he said this week that America is uniquely suited 
to take on the challenge of climate change. Those of us in the 
Northeast know firsthand what the President meant when he said that 
Hurricane Sandy's destruction left our mightiest city underwater and 
dark. Sandy destroyed homes, businesses, and, in some cases, entire 
neighborhoods. It halted our markets and damaged the infrastructure 
that the country depends on. These costs are real and they are 
personal.
  Now is the time to improve the world our children and grandchildren 
will inherit. Now is the time to protect our beautiful natural 
resources. Now is the time to mitigate future natural disasters, and 
now is the time to take on the battle against climate change.
  We know where to start. We need to reduce carbon pollution, utilize 
more renewable energy, improve energy efficiency, and oppose the Big 
Oil subsidies on the floor this week.

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