UPDATE! On Congress

AMERICA NEEDS YOU! “spreading the word… writing an op-ed for your local newspaper, or taking our ‘all of the above’ energy message to your local airwaves.”

PENCE TO RETURN TO CAPITOL MONDAY TO DEMAND A VOTE ON DOMESTIC DRILLING

Congressman To Challenge the Democrat Leadership

“Bring this Congress back and give the American people a vote to lessen our dependence on foreign oil”

“The American people are hurting from the high price of gasoline and I commend Minority Leader John Boehner, Minority Whip Roy Blunt and all the Republicans in Congress who took to the House floor last week to fight for a vote on an energy bill that includes more domestic supply.

It was simply wrong for Congress to take a five-week paid vacation without ever taking a vote on giving the American people more access to American oil.

“I look forward to joining our leaders and my fellow Republicans returning to Congress this week. This is not a revolt, this is democracy in action. The American people want Congress to address the new energy crisis with comprehensive reform that includes more domestic drilling.

“The American people will see that House Republicans are going to continue to challenge the Democrat leadership to bring this Congress back and give the American people a vote to lessen our dependence on foreign oil.”

HEADS UP, AMERICA!!! Help! Support These Great Americans!

House Republicans to Resume Floor Protest on American Energy Monday

WASHINGTON, DC House Republicans will be back on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives again Monday to continue the unprecedented protest that began last Friday, when dozens of Republicans joined hundreds of American citizens on the House floor to protest Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to send Congress home for the rest of the summer without a vote on legislation to lower gas prices and move America toward energy independence.

In an urgent memo sent to GOP Members and staff Saturday (“A Call to Action on American Energy”), Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) hailed Friday’s action, which was led by Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Tom Price (R-GA), and others, and encouraged House Republicans to return to the Capitol beginning Monday morning to help keep the historic effort going.

“It’s not a request we make lightly.  But the American people are suffering,” Boehner and Blunt said in the memo.  “The consequences of continued congressional inaction on gas prices are unacceptable We’ve called on the Speaker to call Congress back into an emergency session this month and schedule a vote on the American Energy Act. We must continue to make a stand until the Speaker complies.”

“We realize not everyone can be in Washington next week.  But if you can be, we ask that you come to the Capitol, join our colleagues, and lend your voice, beginning this Monday at 10:00 am,” the GOP leaders wrote.  “If you can’t be in Washington, we ask that you contribute to the cause in other ways – such as spreading the word among your constituents, writing an op-ed for your local newspaper, or taking our ‘all of the above’ energy message to your local airwaves.”

“Republicans stand with the American people. We share their passion and determination for energy independence, and we’ve pledged to fight boldly until Congress heeds their will,” Boehner and Blunt concluded.

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