Skip to comments.Peterson, Abercrombie Praise Energy Working Group's Commitment to Bipartisan National Energy
Posted on 07/16/2008 4:37:12 PM PDT by kellynla
Washington, D.C. -- Following the initial meeting of a bipartisan House Energy Working Group Monday evening, Representatives Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii), and John Peterson (R-Pa.) issued the following statement on the direction of the working group:
"We are very pleased at the level of commitment among the group of 23 Republicans and Democrats from all parts of the country who were able to attend the first meeting and begin working together to develop a real national energy plan.
"It is abundantly clear that the public is tired of the partisan rhetoric coming out of Washington. They want solutions. This working group recognizes that politics as usual will not solve our national energy crisis. A comprehensive approach must include regulatory reform, increased domestic production, conservation and real investment in renewable and alternative energy technologies. These are all part of Americas energy future.
"Upon adjournment of our initial meeting, we have renewed hope that working together across the aisle Congress can put differences aside and act in the best interest of the nation, regardless of party affiliation."
Note: The House Bipartisan Energy Working Group will meet regularly to develop consensus legislation that will be introduced prior to the August recess. Membership is comprised of rank-and-file Republican and Democratic Members who are committed to accomplishing one goal: A comprehensive, environmentally responsible energy plan for the American people.
God forbid that we should interfere with their vacations.
Just like the Secure Fence Act was signed in October 2006 just before the mid-term elections, Congress is looking for some political cover prior to the 2008 election.
Not going to let up on congress until I get an answer I like. Does anyone have an email for Reid. Will not take calls or emails out of his district.
DRILL OR GET OFF THE HILL!!
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