House Republicans Vote to Put the Gulf Back to Work

It was been 387 days since Barack Obama and the idealogues in his administration shut down off-shore drilling on a very wide-scale in the United States.  As a result, the cost of a gallon of gasoline has sky-rocketed under Obama's administration.

The American people overwhelmingly elected Republicans last November to take control of the United States House of Representatives and to do something about the dismal economy and about rising gasoline prices.  Yesterday, the Republicans in the House responded and passed a bill entitled "Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act" which would end Obama's moratorium on offshore energy production. 

The Chairman of the House of Representatives' Republican Policy Committee, Congressman Tom Price, a medical doctor from Georgia, issued the following remarks after yesterday's overwhelming vote (243-179) to get oil drilling started again:

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House Republicans Vote to Put the Gulf Back to Work

Washington, D.C. – House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Putting the Gulf Back to Work Act which would safely end the de facto moratorium (“permitorium”) on offshore energy production imposed by the Obama Administration.

“The Obama Administration’s continued resistance to the production of American-made energy is indefensible,” said Chairman Price.  “The moratorium on offshore exploration in the Gulf of Mexico has cost thousands of American jobs, and it will make our nation more dependent on foreign sources of energy. Instead of begging foreign governments, House Republicans are committed to policies that promote domestic energy production. This will not only help America better control its energy future, but it will also encourage job creation and economic growth here at home.  The White House should stop building barriers either in the energy sector or elsewhere that make it harder for companies to invest and hire more of our neighbors.”

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