President Bush 2003 State of the Union Address promotes hydrogen cars.
January 28, 2003

This evening President Bush addressed the U.S. Congress and the American people to give his annual State of the Union. In it, the President lays out a bold path for our country to follow for the upcoming year. I have attached a copy of this historic speech for you to refer back to as President Bush continues to work for a stronger, safer and better America.

Thank you for everything you do to support President Bush, our Party, and our country.

Best Wishes,

Jack Oliver
Deputy Chairman,
Republican National Committee


President George W. Bush
State of the Union Address
Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, Members of Congress, distinguished
guests, fellow citizens:

"Every year, by law and by custom, we meet here to consider the state of the
union. This year, we gather in this chamber deeply aware of decisive days
that lie ahead.

(Section on Hydrogen Vehicles)

Our third goal is to promote energy independence for our country, while dramatically improving the environment.

I have sent you a comprehensive energy plan to promote energy efficiency and conservation, to develop cleaner technology, and to produce more energy at home. I have sent you Clear Skies legislation that mandates a 70 percent cut in air pollution from power plants over the next 15 years. I have sent you a Healthy Forests Initiative, to help prevent the catastrophic fires that devastate communities, kill wildlife, and burn away millions of acres of treasured forest.

I urge you to pass these measures, for the good of both our environment and our economy. Even more, I ask you to take a crucial step, and protect our environment in ways that generations before us could not have imagined. In this century, the greatest environmental progress will come about, not through endless lawsuits or command and control regulations, but through technology and innovation. Tonight I am proposing 1.2 billion dollars in research funding so that America can lead the world in developing clean, hydrogen-powered automobiles.

A simple chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen generates energy, which can be used to power a car - producing only water, not exhaust fumes. With a new national commitment, our scientists and engineers will overcome obstacles to taking these cars from laboratory to showroom - so that the first car driven by a child born today could be powered by hydrogen, and pollution-free. Join me in this important innovation - to make our air significantly cleaner, and our country much less dependent on foreign sources of energy. "

Copyright © 2003 Republican National Committee.


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