Bartlett CR Pompeo #86 Military Alternative Fuels Research 02 15 2011.wmv

Congressman Roscoe Bartlett spoke on February 15, 2011 in opposition to Amendment #86 offered by Rep. Mike Pompeo that would have eliminated $115 million of the Department of Defense's alternative energy research, citing a widely criticized RAND study that concluded the programs had no military value. The amendment was offered to H.R. 1, the Continuing Resolution (CR) for funding the remaining seven months of Fiscal Year 2011. The amendment was defeated by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 319 to 110. Republicans voted 135 to 105 against the amendment. Democrats voted 184 to 5 against the amendment. At 2:14, Rep. Bartlett applauds the military's leadership in the United States responding to global peak oil to develop alternatives to petroleum. At 2:40 pm, Rep. Bartlett cites the additional reason of reducing supply trails in Afghanistan that have been targeted by IEDs and are the source of most casualties. At 3:05 Rep. Bartlett says it would be a "national security tragedy" to deny the military the funding for its alternative energy programs.
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