For the first six years of the 21st Century, President Bush and Republican Congresses relied on a 20th Century energy policy that failed to reduce America’s energy independence or address rising gas prices. It took the New Direction, Democratic-led Congress to commit to a cleaner, smarter energy agenda for America. Legislation enacted in the 110th Congress, including an increase in fuel efficiency and investments in alternative energy, is already making a difference in reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign oil and investing in a long-term, sustainable energy future. In the short-term, the Democratic Congress is committed to bringing real relief to Americans struggling with high gas prices.
Read more about what this Democratic Congress has done to make America more energy independent and to bring down gas prices.