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Rep. Inslee on Today's Big Climate Change Vote (Happening Now)

By Josh Feit June 26, 2009

Rep. Jay Inslee—a lead on the big climate change bill that's being voted on in the House in the next hour—directed his floor speech at Republicans who are worried about the infrastructure investment costs of the bill.

Inslee pulled out a packet of postage stamps and said the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated the bill's cost at .47 a day  for a family of four. "Will we pay the cost of a stamp to get rid of five million barrels of oil a day  from the Mid East? You bet we will."

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVDuoohLMUc[/youtube]

Goofy Inslee grandstanding aside, here he is being interviewed for nearly a half hour on C-Span's "Washington Journal," getting into the wonky details.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK_BtItt0To[/youtube]


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