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-- This president has failed.
And he's failed at a time when the American people count on him.
To create jobs and get the economy going anyone of the people in the states would be a better president the President Obama.
That was Mitt Romney at last night's Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.
Jeanne Shaheen is a democratic senator from that very -- day senator thank you so much for being there.
First I just want to ask you because those candidates were in your state last night any of them standout -- -- and think you know unfortunately I didn't get to see the debate last night -- I think the important thing back to New Hampshire primary is that.
Voters in New Hampshire are very engaged they listen to all of the candidates.
And they haven't come into their living -- thank you town meetings.
-- at the factory gates and today.
-- -- -- what they have to say and make a decision.
Based on who they believe is the best person and I think we're starting this process and we're gonna see New Hampshire voters -- do what they've always done.
Five point senator and now -- the reason that we have been -- that we invited you on the program today.
-- talk about there being so little compromise in Washington but you are I have worked on a bipartisan bill.
Dealing with energy efficiency and co authored it with senator Rob Portman is a Republican.
Writes in an apartment -- nine have been working on a bill to address energy efficiency across.
All sectors of the economy from the federal government to appliance standards to.
Model building codes to try and make our buildings more energy efficient to.
Now energy efficiency it's the cheapest fastest way to deal with our energy needs it's the peace that.
Can bridge differences of opinion whether you support -- gas or wind and solar.
What part of the country you're from it doesn't matter everyone can benefit from energy efficiency and there jobs be created right now.
By moving tent more energy -- this efficient systems standard -- are one thing senator but much of the bill includes involves loading programs and I wonder.
How is this not.
-- some -- throwing taxpayer money after something that doesn't make economic sense and the private sector.
Well the reality is we use a small amount out.
Public dollars to leverage significant private sector dollars and that's important.
If we pass the appliance standards that are in the legislation that have by and large been agreed to by the manufacturing sector.
They will say consumers 43.
Billion dollars a year.
So spinning that little bit of money save significant money for consumers.
And it creates jobs that's the important thing you know the legislation uses off the shelf.
Things that are available right now speaking of taxpayer subsidies -- on energy -- some Republican senator Tom covered president and that it's going to be a preliminary vote today in the senate.
To repeal the tax subsidy and heart.
-- that in addition to other things for ethanol and I wondered would you vote in favor of that.
Well I think we need a vote on.
Senator Coburn and senator feinstein's bill I'm a cosponsored that bill I think we need to end the subsidies on ethanol.
Subsidies are Smart when you're trying to get an industry started.
That right now.
It's affecting the cost of corn it's affecting our farmers and what -- they can produce.
If it's up.
Three part subsidy to the ethanol industry and I think we need to -- that.
I have some concerns about the amendment.
And the way it's being put -- but I'm gonna argue that we need -- vote on this.
Senator thank you so much for that that was as straightforward as it -- senator Jeanne Shaheen from New Hampshire take care thank you for joining us today.
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