Hoyer Statement on Senate Republicans Blocking Energy Bill

For Immediate Release:

December 7, 2007

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Senate Republicans blocked cloture on the Energy Independence and Security Act that passed the House on Thursday:



"I am disappointed that Senate Republicans chose to block consideration of this responsible, bipartisan energy bill this morning.  This bill had the support of a wide range of groups, including environmental, business, labor, and farm groups.  I remain hopeful that we will be able to work together to pass a bill that focuses on the future and paves the way to a brighter future of energy independence for our nation.  I hope to bring such a bill to the House Floor next week."
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