|00:00:00||I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MY FRIEND MR.|
|00:00:02||WHITFIELD, SENSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MERCURY OR METHYL MERCURY, IS THE AMENDMENT I OFFERED READ -- IF THE AMENDMENT OFFERED READ, INSTEAD OF THE WAY IT DOES, CONGRESS FINDS THAT MERCURY RELEASED -- BECOMES A POTENT NEUROTOXIN THAT CAN DAMAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INFANT'S BRAIN?|
|00:00:28||BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.|
|00:00:31||MERCURY, THE SEMANTICS OF IT, IT BECOMES METHYL MERCURY, WE COULD MAKE IT THAT WAY.|
Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. I thank the gentleman for yielding.
I would like to ask my friend, Mr. Whitfield, since we're now talking about mercury or methylmercury, if the amendment that I offered read, instead of the way it does, ``If Congress finds that mercury released into the ambient air from industrial boilers and waste incinerators becomes a potent neurotoxin that can damage the development of an infant's brain''--because that's what happens. The mercury, if you want to pick the semantics of it, becomes methylmercury--then we could make it that way.