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Monthly Archives: September 2008

The House has passed the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act by a vote of 236-189. The legislation puts us on the path toward energy independence by expanding domestic supply, protecting consumers with strong action to lower the … Continue reading

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The House continues to debate the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act. Speaker Pelosi: Speaker Pelosi: “Democrats stand for change. Republicans are demanding the status quo. The status quo won't bring down the price at the pump. The … Continue reading

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Today, the House will consider the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, H.R. 6899. The legislation is a bold step forward, helping end our dependence on foreign oil and increase our national security. It launches a clean renewable … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi announced that that Congress is immediately putting together an emergency disaster assistance package to meet recovery needs associated with Hurricane Ike, as well as response needs for Hurricane Gustav, Western wildfires, and the severe tornadoes and record flooding … Continue reading

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From the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming: Chairman Edward J. Markey has launched an investigation into the growing scandal involving members of the Bush administration's Interior Department oil division. Chairman Markey sent letters late Friday to the … Continue reading

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The thoughts and prayers of the entire Congress, and indeed all Americans, are with the people who live in areas in the path of Hurricane Ike. In times like these, the quick action taken by government officials and local residents … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi sent the following letter to House Republican Leader John Boehner in response to his disingenuous and inaccurate letter of September 9 on energy, the economy and Chairman Charles Rangel. September 12, 2008 The Honorable John A. Boehner House … Continue reading

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“The Congress and the public are justifiably concerned about whether the federal government is getting a fair return for its energy resources as oil and gas company profits have reached record levels.”– Government Accountability Office, “Oil and Gas Royalties,” 9/3/08 … Continue reading

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House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer released the following statement commemorating the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: On this seventh anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack in American history, we pause to honor those men, … Continue reading

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The AP reports: Gov’t officials probed about illicit sex, gifts Government officials handling billions of dollars in oil royalties engaged in illicit sex with employees of energy companies they were dealing with and received numerous gifts from them, federal investigators … Continue reading

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