Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) issued the following statement today after President Bush lifted the executive ban on offshore oil drilling.
"As I've said many times before, Florida deserves the right to decide whether or not to allow drilling of its shores. That's why I welcome the President's decision to lift the executive ban on offshore drilling.
"Now, it's up to the Democrats in Congress to take responsible action to increase our nation's energy security by giving states the right to determine whether to allow drilling.
"Sadly, the Democrats record on energy security and independence, let alone states' rights, strongly suggests they will continue to do all they can to stall and block this important effort. That's wrong. The people of Southwest Florida and all Americans deserve better."