Gas prices continue to soar
Published 8:22 pm Monday, June 16, 2008
The one issue dominating the correspondence with my office is soaring gas prices. Day after day and week after week, gas prices break one record after another.
Currently, here at home gasoline is averaging $3.95 per gallon, up a $1.00 per gallon since this time last year.
Whether someone calls my office or sees me at the store - the same question so many of you have is - when is Congress going to take action to bring the cost of energy down?
Amazingly, the majority party, which sets the agenda for the House floor, has failed to bring any legislation providing meaningful energy solutions up for a vote on the House floor.
For each week the House is in session for the duration of the summer, House Republicans will use a parliamentary procedure known as a discharge petition to try to force the leadership to consider pending energy legislation geared at lowering energy prices.
Pending legislation, which has not been acted on for 30 consecutive days, can be brought directly to the House floor for a vote once 218 Members sign a discharge petition.
The bills my Republican colleagues and I are asking to be considered immediately are:
H.R. 3089, No More Excuses Energy Act of 2007