5:28 PM EDT
Jerry Lewis, R-CA 41st

Mr. LEWIS of California. I appreciate my colleague for yielding.

Very briefly, while I am very respectful of my colleague's attempt here to [Page: H5067]

do what he can to cut clear back on spending, this is a very important area of our committee's responsibility.

The amendment would totally eliminate funding for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It is a bit, a step too far, and I associate myself with the remarks of my colleague and reluctantly oppose the amendment.