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Broun Works for the People While Liberals Vacation

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Broun Works for the People While Liberals Vacation

Broun: "The energy ‘change' that Obama and Pelosi are pushing will leave little more than change in people's pockets."

Congressman Paul C. Broun, M.D. today took to the floor of the House of Representatives to demand that Speaker Pelosi reconvene the House to vote on the American Energy Act. This bill is actually a package of ten energy bills that would allow for increased oil exploration, oil drilling, nuclear energy, and alternative forms of energy.

"The energy ‘change' that Obama and Pelosi are pushing will leave little more than change in people's pockets," stated Broun. "Liberal Democrats were bragging about their ‘wonderful' comprehensive energy plan at the beginning of this Congress. It is clear that their plan has only caused energy prices to rise. I support an all-of-the-above energy plan that will lower prices overnight by signaling to the world that America will no longer prohibit energy exploration on our land or off of our coasts. Nancy Pelosi should get off her book tour and bring the House back into session."

Congressman Broun is one of more than one hundred thirty Republicans who have continued to speak since Nancy Pelosi and liberal Democrats recessed the House for a five week vacation.

"America is drilling for ice on Mars, but we cannot drill for oil here in America - This is insane!," declared Broun. "High oil prices, driven higher by Middle Eastern countries and Venezuela, are causing the price of food, farming, and law enforcement to skyrocket. An energy independent America is a safer America and a more economically secure America. High oil prices are a serious national security concern."

Broun also noted: "Liberal Democrats who claim to fight for the poor are actually supporting policies that make energy prices unaffordable for the poor, the elderly, and those citizens who are on fixed incomes. Liberals should stop turning their backs on the people who are most needy."

This historical Republican protest began on Friday morning, July 31, shortly after the liberal leadership literally turned off the microphone and lights as Chief Deputy Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., was giving a speech on the House floor.


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