Today, the House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act (HR 2454) to revitalize our economy by creating millions of new jobs, increase our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and preserve our planet by reducing the pollution that causes global warming.
Speaker Pelosi closed debate on the House floor speaking briefly, saying:
No matter how long this Congress wants to talk about it, we cannot hold back the future. And so, in order to move on with the future, I want to yield back my time, submit my statement for the record, and urge my colleagues to vote for this important legislation. And when you do, just remember these four words for what this legislation means: jobs, jobs, jobs, and jobs. Let's vote for jobs.
Watch video highlights from the debate:
Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA):
Chairman Ed Markey (D-MA):
Chairman John Dingell (D-MI):
Caucus Chair John Larson (D-CT):
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD):
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA):
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH):
Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO):
Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA):
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) speaks in support of her amendment to expand renewable electricity:
Chairmen Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) speak out against the Republican substitute and in favor of the American Clean Energy and Security Act: