They want to give away the taxpayers' gold. If somebody went to Fort Knox and took gold out, they'd be in jail for the rest of their lives. But in national forests, people can take gold (under the bill) and be considered friends of the Republican Party.
We need to get our sons and daughters home and their responsibility for the security of Iraq needs to be assumed by Iraqis who will stand up and toe the line for their countries.
We consume about 25 percent of the world's oil every year, but we only have reserves, including that which has not been pumped, of about 3 percent of the oil reserves in the world.
We clearly need to break our addiction on Saudi Arabian oil that is a security threat to the United States.
Unfortunately, bureaucratic problems at the federal level are causing many other small Washington companies to be denied federal funding that would help transfer their ideas from their laboratories into our homes and hospitals.
The simple fact is we cannot plant dead dinosaurs underneath our continental United States to create oil. It is simply not there.
The 1st Congressional District contains almost half of the biotech and biomedical companies in Washington, and my job often allows me to meet the people responsible for this exciting research.
On Earth, we still have a beautiful atmosphere that precisely maintains a thermally driven climatic system that shelters, shields and sustains our natural treasures.
Lincoln said that the Patent Office adds the flame of interest to the light of creativity. And that is why we need to improve the effectiveness of our Patent Office.
Investing in industries and technology for the 21st century generates high-skilled, high-wage jobs for industries of the future.
If this ice melts in Greenland it can shut down the Gulf Current.
Healing is a moral thing to do.
Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious goals to improve efficiency of our cars. What did we get We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
Tolerance is the value that was selected to put on here, and tolerance is as American as apple pie.
Things are difficult enough about Iraq without the Federal Government suppressing the truth about Iraq.
A lot of people do not think of forests as a health issue, but we have found out that is where our clean water comes from, from the forests.
I reflect back 35 years ago, and look how far we have come in America with our environmental policy to improve the conditions of our air and water, and we have had some real successes.
High-tech and biotech firms that effectively attract and retain venture capital should not be excluded from the SBIR program simply because the nature of their research requires large sums of investment.
The third goal of the new Apollo Project is to grow jobs right here in the United States rather than allowing job loss to go overseas.
But most importantly, we can all be donors. It does not matter how old you are, your race, where you live all of us can give the gift of life.
President Bush's proposal to focus our resources on sending humans to Mars is intriguing, but it is not the most compelling reason that Americans ought to focus our interest on the Red Planet.
So we are now still dependent on foreign oil, have a problem with global warming, and are losing jobs rapidly to the Japanese in fuel-efficient vehicles as a result of that very shortsighted progress.
We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country.
The fact is that we cannot drill our way to independence. We cannot drill our way to freedom, and we cannot drill our way to create jobs in this country.
Because the sad fact is that the Enron Corporation and others manipulated with unfortunately great effect the energy market in the West Coast starting in 2000.