Bipartisan Group Protects Energy Independence
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks Friday regarding a bipartisan group of Senators promoting U.S. energy independence by rejecting a measure to limit domestic production:
"A bipartisan group of Senators stood up today for the American people by refusing to block access to our vast western states oil reserves. For the last several months, Americans have been clamoring for Congress to bring relief to high prices at the pump by promoting new energy sources - particularly through off-shore drilling and developing oil shale. Today was a victory not only for Americans, but it was also a crucial step forward in our efforts to reduce our dependency on Middle East oil."