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  • Initially, we took the administration policy and put it in the bill just to clarify and give certainty to the industry on what they could and couldn't do, ... But I have agreed to do hearings in committee, and go through the regular process, and bring it to the floor later this year as a stand-alone bill or as a part of another piece of legislation.
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  • as a transparent effort to bully and harass climate change experts who have reached conclusions with which you disagree.
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  • It sure looks to me like you got in control of the guild, got all your cronies on the board, you did everything you can to keep the guild members in the dark about the lack of an insurance policy about on-track injuries until it was obvious you had to say something. ... If I were a dues-paying member of the guild, I'd want new management,
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  • We have between 1 to 2 million barrels of day of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico that's been shut down because of the hurricane, ... I think a very good case can be made today that some retailers have taken advantage of that and have begun to gouge the American people.
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  • You're torn between 'Take care of the people that need taking care of, period' and doing it in a way that doesn't break the bank.
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  • I don't know what it would take to make a change in management, but if I was a dues-paying member of the Guild, I would want a change in management,
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  • There's no need to panic about this, ... On the other side, there's no reason for retailers to just jack up the price because everybody's concerned. We're going to move very quickly to stop that if we have the legal ability to do so without passing emergency legislation.
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  • My cast comes from as far away as Fort Wayne and Toledo they're willing to make the hour's drive just to be in it.
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  • If I were a dues-paying member of the Jockeys' Guild, ... I'd want some new management.
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  • I don't see net neutrality as a necessary element. I think that if we can reach an agreement, it would be a positive addition to the bill.
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  • Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.
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  • We use 21 million barrels of oil a day, and only have the refining capacity for 16 million on a good day, ... And after Katrina and Rita, we haven't had many good days.
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  • I think there may be a need at the retail level to make sure we have adequate enforcement tools to prevent pure price gouging,
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  • How I vote on final passage right now is between me and my maker.
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  • We cannot stop hurricanes, but we can mitigate some of these adverse impacts on our energy infrastructure and our economy that hurricanes can have. We need to tackle this problem for one simple reason Our country needs more oil refineries because the people who work for a living need gasoline to get to work.
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