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Forbes: Address Energy Crisis Before Adjourning
Washington, D.C., Jul 30, 2008 -
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement today after the Majority leadership succeeded in a vote to adjourn for a five-week vacation without taking up legislation to help American families stressed under the weight of record-high gas prices.
“When American families are burdened by skyrocketing gas prices, it is a shame that the Majority leadership of this Congress would call for early adjournment for a five-week recess rather than bring bipartisan energy legislation to the floor for a vote. There are many options on the table that have broad support from many Americans – including the New Manhattan Project – to expand American-made energy, encourage conservation, and decrease our dependency on foreign oil. There is no good reason that Congress shouldn’t address this issue before going home.
“I am thankful that at least 17 Members of the Democratic caucus were bold enough to oppose the Adjournment Resolution because they felt it necessary to address a situation so prevalent in our nation today.”