7:50 PM EDT
Mark Udall, D-CO 2nd

Mr. UDALL of Colorado. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume to respond to my colleague from Florida that I agree with him; that this is an issue of national security at its core. It is also an issue of great economic opportunity. And in an interesting way, it is an issue that could provide more freedom to every American.

If we think about it, we bring our oil from all over the world, and we have to centralize the production of it and the distribution of it. If we move in the direction that the gentlewoman from Ohio (Ms. KAPTUR) and the gentleman from Arizona (Mr. SALMON) are providing leadership in, we can be producing these fuels in our home areas and in ways that provide maximum freedom to all our citizens.

It is an interesting thought and an exciting one, I thank the gentleman for his leadership on this.

Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from Wisconsin (Mr. KIND).

(Mr. KIND asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.)