Sham Energy Legislation Fails to Address Sharply Rising Gas Prices
Washington- Rep. Carol Shea-Porter ( NH-01 ) voted today for a “No Energy” bill which will raise taxes, send American jobs overseas, increase America’s dependence on foreign energy and create absolutely no new energy supplies. Americans will continue to suffer at the pump and struggle to heat their homes this winter because Carol Shea-Porter and the Democrat-led Congress have not acted in a meaningful way to address rising energy costs. (House Roll Call 1140)
Carol Shea-Porter and the Democrats have failed to enact their “commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices,” and have instead passed a bill which will mandate impossible renewable energy standards nationwide, increasing energy prices and shifting costs from energy producers to consumers.
Carol Shea-Porter promised voters that she would work for real energy reform:
“It's essential for our environment and also for our national security, since some of our oil money is also being used against us in the Middle East. The government needs to now invest heavily in research and development...”
“ Carol Shea-Porter has broken her promise to her constituents to work hard on real energy reform,” said NRCC Communications Director Jessica Boulanger. “Americans are feeling the pain at the pump this holiday season and instead of working for a solution to rising costs, Carol Shea-Porter voted for higher taxes and a bill with no meaningful solution to the energy crisis. Shea-Porter should be putting the needs of her constituents in New Hampshire over partisan political games in Washington.”