(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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                          OBAMA'S WAR ON COAL

  (Mr. McKINLEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. McKINLEY. Mr. Speaker, earlier this week, President Obama 
continued his relentless war on coal. He indicated he would circumvent 
Congress and use unelected bureaucrats to fulfill his anticoal agenda. 
He implied he had a moral obligation to do so because Congress is not 
acting. But Congress has, indeed, acted and simply doesn't agree with 
the President's ambitions. Congress realized that his agenda will 
destroy jobs and increase the cost of electricity. Electric bills will 
go up for everyone who uses power. Everyone will pay more.
  The President is basing his call for action on flawed theories about 
what may happen in the future, but his actions will have an immediate 
negative impact today.
  During his remarks, the President insulted his critics with 
sophomoric name calling and dismissed the opinions of over 32,000 
scientists and physicists who contend that the issue of global warming 
has not been settled. In the coming months, we will highlight the 
devastating impact these anticoal policies will have on America's 
future, its families, and the economy in general. We will point out the 
flaws in his climate projections.
  The President may believe that a war on coal is exactly what's 
needed, but the thousands who will lose their jobs and the millions who 
will pay more for electricity beg to differ.