|00:00:00||AS MUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME.|
|00:00:03||AND SAY THAT I TOO AM PREPARED TO CLOSE ON THIS SIDE.|
|00:00:10||LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, WE HAVE TWO STARKLY OPPOSING VIEWS OF WHAT THIS BILL DOES.|
|00:00:21||I HAVE OVER 70 ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE FROM THE LABOR MOVEMENT , FROM THE HEALTH MOVEMENT, FROM THE SCIENCE WORLD, FROM THE WOMEN'S LAW CENTER, FROM THE UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS, ALL TELLING US THAT THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROCESS THAT WE ARE INVOLVED IN, THAT THE RESULTS WOULDN'T BE THAT THE AUTHORS OF THIS AMENDMENT INTENDED TO HARM PEOPLE OR THAT THEY INTENDED TO PRODUCE UNSAFE AIR PRODUCTS OR THAT THEY WERE SUPPORTING MAKING THE AIR UNBREATHABLE, BUT THAT IS THE RESULT OF THIS BILL.|
|00:01:20||I WANT -- IT'S BEEN STATED TWICE ON THE OTHER SIDE THAT WE HAVE -- ACCUSING YOU OF BAD INTENT.|
|00:01:32||I DON'T DO THAT.|
|00:01:33||AND I WANT YOU TO BE VERY CLEAR, IT'S NO NOT A MATTER THAT -- IT'S NOT MATTER THAT YOUR INTENTIONS ARE NOT HONORABLE BUT THE RESULTS OF A BILL LIKE 527 WOULD CLEARLY -- CREATE UNSAFE PRODUCTS.|
|00:01:50||IT WOULD ULTIMATELY PRODUCE AIR THAT IS MORE POLLUTED THAN THE AIR THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH NOW.|
|00:02:00||IT WOULD DELAY THE PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS THAT WE NEED.|
|00:02:07||IT IS EXACTLY GOING IN THE WRONG WAY BECAUSE WE -- -- WE AS A MATTER OF FACT NEED TO HAVE MORE REGULATIONS SURROUNDING PRODUCTS.|
|00:02:20||PARTICULARLY CHILDREN'S TOYS.|
|00:02:21||WE WANT THE AIR TO BE MUCH BETTER THAN IT IS.|
|00:02:25||AND SO I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO EXAMINE THE PREMISES, STARKLY DIFFERENT, THAT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED HERE TODAY, TO JOIN US IN TURNING BACK AND SENDING BACK TO THE COMMITTEE A BILL THAT WOULD MAKE OUR HEALTH MUCH MORE|
Mr. CONYERS. I yield myself such time as I may consume. I too am prepared to close on this side.
Ladies and gentlemen of the House, we have two starkly opposing views of what this bill does. I have over 70 organizations that are from the labor movement, from the health movement, from the science world, from the Women's Law Center, from the Union of Concerned Scientists all telling us that this is a very dangerous process that we're involved in, that the results wouldn't be that the authors of this amendment intended to harm people or that they intended to produce unsafe air products or that they were supporting making the air unbreathable, but that is the result of this bill.
It's been stated twice on the other side that we are accusing you of bad intent. I don't do that. I want you to be very clear. It's not a matter that your intentions are not honorable, but the results of a bill like H.R. 527 would create unsafe products. It would ultimately produce air that is more polluted than the air that we're dealing with now. It would delay the promulgation of regulations that we need. It is exactly going in the wrong way because we, as a matter of fact, need to have more regulation surrounding products, particularly children's toys. We want the air to be much better than it is.
And so I urge my colleagues to examine the premises starkly different than have been presented here today and to join us in turning back and sending back to the committee a bill that would make our health much more endangered.
I yield back the balance of my time.