Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) issued the following statement after President Obama held a press conference on energy and gas prices:
"Rising gas prices are a major burden for American families and small businesses already dealing with a tough economy. While the Obama Administration claims to be committed to American energy production, the facts and its own actions say otherwise. Yesterday, the new House majority announced the American Energy Initiative, an ongoing effort to stop Washington policies that are driving up gas prices and expand American energy production. To address rising gas prices, reduce our dependence on foreign energy, and help create American jobs, we invite President Obama to join us in turning this plan into action."
NOTE: Under the Obama Administration, domestic oil production has dropped by 16 percent versus projected levels, and future projections show continued decreases in domestic production. The Administration has also shut down energy production in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.