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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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Re: Sorry to break it to you
A portion of what's driving up gas prices in this country is oil speculating. A clear demonstration that new sources will be available (such as a vote to allow drilling again, or to expand refineries) will cause speculators to sell their 'shares' of oil (which they don't physically possess, only hold rights to purchase and trade) and thus decrease the price at the pump, RIGHT NOW. Yes, alternative energy sources need to be found, but one way to have an instant impact on gas prices is to convince the speculators that oil futures are about to become a less profitable investment.