Iowa Congressman Steve King, a Republican from Kiron spoke on the floor of the U.S. House today as debate opened on the energy bill. The measure for the first time would impose limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, factories and refineries.
King says the bill freezes or rolls back, oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and biofuels so there will be less energy. “We are not going to break dependency on foreign with less energy,” King says. Democrats say while the bill will raise energy costs, those costs can be controlled for consumers. King disagrees.
“We’ve seen the example in Spain, it’s a colossal mistake there, a political and an economic error. This could be the most colossal mistake ever made in the history of the United State Congress,” King says. It is still unclear today whether Democrats would have enough votes to pass the bill.