Congressman Garrett Hails Passage of National Energy Plan
April 21, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett (NJ-05) said the U.S. Senate remains the last obstacle between Americans and an energy plan to meet the country's demand for stable and reliable energy. Today the U.S. House of Representatives, with Garrett's support, passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
"We have endured soaring energy costs, whether at the pump or to heat our homes. We have faced an electricity blackout in the Northeast. We are stretched to the limit. Now is the time to put a long-term plan in place to meet our energy needs," Garrett said.
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"Spikes in energy costs put pressure on families and businesses, and they threaten the stability of our economy," Garrett said. "I hope the Senate will take action on the energy plan soon so that we can put this plan in place and bring relief to consumers," Garrett concluded.