The history of House Republicans on energy in the 110th Congress
As you contemplate the House Republican spectacle today, wherein they protest the "Democrat five-week vacation" in the face of high gas prices, keep a few things in mind.
The 109th Congress — the first session of Bush’s second term — worked the least, and accomplished the least, of any Congress since the original do-nothing Congress of 1948. The Republicans totally botched it when they ran the place. Meanwhile, the 110th has worked its tail off, in the face of historic Republican obstructionism.
These Republican heroes of the proletariat? Here are some of their previous votes this session:
|FREE OUR OIL||DRILL ACT||"USE IT OR LOSE IT"||PRICE GOUGING||RENEWABLE ENERGY||NOPEC PRICE FIXING||PUBLIC TRANSIT||ENERGY SECURITY|
|HR 6578||HR 6515||HR 6251||HR 6346||HR 6049||HR 6074||HR 6052||HR 6|
Here’s a few more of the opportunities Republicans have had to act, from Nancy Pelosi’s blog:
Now, suddenly, a five-day vacation is too much. Why it’s the Boston Tea Party all over again.