Democrats Turn Lights Out on Energy Debate: Inhofe Statement
July 23, 2008

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Democrats Turn Lights Out on Energy Debate

Inhofe Statement

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, commented on the Senate Democrats denial of amendments on the current energy bill.

"As American families continue to suffer from high gas prices, Democrats once again denied Senators the ability to debate and offer amendments addressing our crucial energy need, which proves they are not serious about addressing gasoline prices," Senator Inhofe said. "As the most important issue facing Congress, Democrats are dictating a closed process in an effort to deny votes on real solutions. We need to have votes on off-shore drilling; Rocky Mountain oil shales; promoting domestic natural gas as a transportation fuel; repealing section 526 of 2007’s energy bill – which would preserve America’s ability to import fuels from Canadian oil sands. America demands more from Congress."

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