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 Sherwood Boehlert - “To learn nothing and do nothing would be delinquent,”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “We need to reduce or at least limit U.S. demand for oil as quickly as possible, and we need to develop new technologies that can further help address our addiction to oil in the future.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “The way things are going, we are not too far from the day when it will take an hour's labor just to pay for the gasoline to get to the job.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “The U.S. uses most of its oil for transportation. We can limit U.S. demand for oil by requiring automakers to use the technology that already exists to improve fuel economy - technology that the automakers refuse to bring into the market despite societal demand.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “So the only way we're going to improve fuel economy or appliance efficiency swiftly and to the maximum extent practicable is if the government requires it.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “First, we should not be opening our coasts, all of our coasts, to oil drilling when we have not taken the first step, not the first step, to conserve oil.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “And autos are not the only product that could be made more energy efficient if we just put in place sensible requirements. This is also true of many appliances and even of entire buildings.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “Mr. Speaker, the time for an increase in the minimum wage has not just arrived it is long overdue.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “Having yet another vote on refinery legislation that uses high oil prices as an excuse to weaken environmental protections and to give more legislative gifts to the oil industry is misguided in the extreme.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “This budget is bad for space science, worse for earth science, perhaps worse still for aeronautics. It basically cuts or de-emphasizes every forward looking, truly futuristic program of the agency to fund operational and development programs to enable us to do what we are already doing or have done before.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “I am extremely uneasy about this budget. This budget is bad for space science, worse for Earth science and possibly worse for aeronautics.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “The national minimum wage has not been increased in 9 years. By year's end, 21 States across America will have a minimum wage exceeding the Federal minimum wage.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “I don't see a groundswell of people willing to raise gas taxes right now. That leaves fuel economy standards as the only effective tool we have as a nation to make a dent in our dangerous and ever growing consumption of oil.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “NASA cannot carry out all the tasks currently on its plate without significantly more money.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “There is simply not enough money in NASA's budget to carry out all the tasks it's undertaking on the current schedule.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “You're denying resources to programs that serve the middle class and neediest of the needy on the eve of a projected vote to provide tax benefits and breaks to the most advantaged in our society.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “The decisions we make in the next few months will affect the future of the space program for decades to come, ... They need to be made deliberately. That's the proper way to honor the memories of the Columbia crew.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “We need to put together a full picture of the actual risks and costs of the space shuttle before deciding whether and how the program should be run.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “Our voice is being listened to now more than it has in the past.”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “Without a doubt, the biggest beneficiaries of this bill will be the American consumers. They are sick and tired of paying skyrocketing prices for gasoline. They want relief,”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “In such a budget, should NASA receive almost a 6 percent increase Is it the highest domestic spending priority I don't think so, and I doubt my colleagues will either,”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “If you bring creative professors together with dedicated students in a state-of-the-art facility, the possibilities are infinite,”
 Sherwood Boehlert - “The National Academy of Sciences has made clear that mileage can be increased significantly with current technologies and without reducing safety.”

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