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Boehner, GOP Leaders Accept Petition Calling for More American Energy Production to Help Lower Gas Prices

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Boehner, GOP Leaders Accept Petition Calling for More American Energy Production to Help Lower Gas Prices

Congressman John Boehner
July 16, 2008


Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) today joined House and Senate GOP colleagues in accepting the signatures of more than 1.3 million Americans who have signed a petition demanding that Congress increase production of American energy to help reduce gas prices. The petition will be delivered to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Boehner issued the following statement:

In poll after poll and petition after petition, the American people support more production of American energy to help lower gas prices. Today, we welcome the signatures of more than 1.3 million Americans who are demanding that Congress take action. These signatures will be delivered to Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid because they alone stand in the way of lower prices at the pump through the production of more American energy.

More American energy production is just one part of the House GOPs all of the above energy plan. We favor more of everything: more conservation, more efficiency, more alternative fuels, and more energy production. Americans believe more production must be part of any comprehensive plan for energy independence. And with families and small businesses on our side, we will continue to hold the Democratic Majority accountable on this issue. Congress must vote before the August recess on meaningful legislation to increase environmentally-safe production of American energy to help lower the price of gas.

NOTE: Organized by American Solutions for Winning the Future, the petition signed by more than 1.3 million Americans reads, We, therefore, the undersigned citizens of the United States, petition the U.S. Congress to act immediately to lower gasoline prices (and diesel and other fuel prices) by authorizing the exploration of proven energy reserves to reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources from unstable countries.

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