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Rehberg Renews Demand for Congress to End Vacation, Pass Energy Legislation

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Rehberg Renews Demand for Congress to End Vacation, Pass Energy Legislation

Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, returned to Washington, D.C. Friday for the second time in August to continue the call for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil and respond to America's current energy crisis by reconvening Congress for an up-or-down vote on a comprehensive energy policy to lower gas prices.

"We already have bipartisan support for our comprehensive energy policy," said Rehberg, a member of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee. "Now we need Speaker Pelosi to listen to what folks are saying in Montana and around the country. Partisan sniping is all that stands between Montanans and lower prices at the pump."

Today caps the third week of Republican action since House Democrats adjourned the House of Representatives for a five-week vacation. More than 120 Republican members, including Rehberg, have returned to Washington, DC to speak on the House Floor in front of enthusiastic audiences about the urgent need for Congress to pass legislation to address the rising cost of gas.

House Republicans are pushing for Speaker Pelosi to allow an up or down vote on the American Energy Act, a balanced energy plan introduced last month that includes research and development in traditional fossil fuels, energy conservation, alternative energy sources, and energy technology. Rehberg is a co-sponsor of the legislation (HR 6566).

Rehberg's plan for energy independence can be viewed on his website at http://www.house.gov/rehberg/energyindependence/.


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