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House Republicans to Resume Floor Protest on American Energy Monday
Washington, Aug 3 - House Republicans will be back on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives again Monday to continue the unprecedented protest that began last Friday, when dozens of Republicans joined hundreds of American citizens on the House floor to protest Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to send Congress home for the rest of the summer without a vote on legislation to lower gas prices and move America toward energy independence.

In an urgent memo sent to GOP Members and staff Saturday (“A Call to Action on American Energy”), Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) and Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) hailed Friday’s action, which was led by Reps. Mike Pence (R-IN), Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), Tom Price (R-GA), and others, and encouraged House Republicans to return to the Capitol beginning Monday morning to help keep the historic effort going.

“It’s not a request we make lightly. But the American people are suffering,” Boehner and Blunt said in the memo. “The consequences of continued congressional inaction on gas prices are unacceptable. We’ve called on the Speaker to call Congress back into an emergency session this month and schedule a vote on the American Energy Act. We must continue to make a stand until the Speaker complies.”

But guys, she's on her book tour!

Seriously, though, I hope they get more video. And stories like this:
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) just pretended to be a Democrat. He stood on the other side of the chamber and listed all of the GOP bills that the Dems killed.

He then said, “I am a Democrat, and here is my energy plan” and he held up a picture of an old VW Bug with a sail attached to it. He paraded around the House floor with the sign while the crowd cheered.

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I thought that was just the coolest thing I'd ever seen Friday, and I have been furious about the lack of mainstream media coverage. The "Texas Tea Party" is the biggest story in months and nobody but nobody has covered it. Pelosi actually turned the lights off on them, and sicked security on them- if that's not newsworthy, nothing is.

If I only lived near to Washington. I'd so send them over a box of cookies to keep their strength up.
Yes, I wish that I didn't live on the opposite coast, because this is something I would love to witness :)

And of course the media coverage has been nil... we wouldn't want the dems to look bad, now would we?