Hoyer: Energy Bill Is Comprehensive, Deserves Bipartisan Support

For Immediate Release:

September 10, 2008

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Republicans’ premature press conference on the energy bill:
 
“The comprehensive energy bill being developed is a strong bill that will increase responsible drilling and invest in renewable energy, and it deserves bipartisan support.  This bill is reflective of other bipartisan, compromise bills.  Republican leaders who criticize this bill before seeing it are demonstrating that they would rather have a political issue than a good policy that will help address high gas prices and increase our nation’s energy independence.  I expect to bring this bill to the Floor late this week or early next week, and I hope many Republicans will join us in support rather than continuing their partisan rhetoric.”
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