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Paying To Much At The Pump?

Location: Rock Hill, SC

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Paying To Much At The Pump?

John Spratt's Solution: More Of The Same

Rock Hill, S.C. — Continuing to demonstrate how out of touch he really is, career liberal politician John Spratt today voted against efforts to decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Spratt voted against the American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act (H.R. 5429, Roll Call Vote # 209: Passed225-201: R 198-30; D 27-170; I 0-1, 5/25/2006). This legislation would allow for new domestic energy exploration and development in an environmentally responsible manner in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Twenty-seven conservative House Democrats voted for the bill, but Spratt, who claims to be a conservative Democrat, chose to stand with San Francisco Liberal Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-08) and voted against the measure.

"This is a clear case of John Spratt being completely out-of-touch with South Carolina voters," said Nathan Hollifield, Ralph Norman's Campaign Manager. "John Spratt, his ultra-liberal colleagues, and the extreme environmentalists that fund their campaigns are trying to pump themselves up by tearing down an environmentally sensitive national energy plan, but all they are accomplishing is pumping the American people with higher gas prices."

"When South Carolinians pull up to the pump this holiday weekend, whether going to work or going to visit loved ones, I hope they'll remember that John Spratt has consistently voted against measures that would provide relief at the pump," said Norman. "Congressman Spratt has clearly lost touch with the working families of the 5th Congressional District."

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