Energy bill fails to see voting

Published 3:40 am Monday, August 11, 2008

By Staff
On August 4, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi adjourned the House of Representatives for five weeks without allowing the House to vote on a bipartisan, comprehensive energy plan.
Incredibly, House leadership turned off the cameras and microphones on the House floor to prevent American people from hearing Republicans criticize the majority party's inaction on energy.
However, this stunt did not stop House Republicans from voicing their opposition to the lack of energy votes.
Many Americans who came to Washington, D.C. to tour our Capitol witnessed history as several Members took to the floor in opposition to the House adjourning for five weeks without taking any action to address energy prices.
Since the House adjourned on August 4, hundreds of visitors have gone to the visitor's gallery of the darkened House chamber to listen to Members - without microphones - discuss real solutions to deal with our nation's energy crisis.
Newspapers around the country have applauded the efforts of Republicans for demanding action.
The Washington Times editorialized last week that “Congress has passed energy legislation in some form or another every year over the past eight years