Boehner Rallies Republicans, Plans to Continue Protest for Two More Weeks
(Note: Follow developments from the House floor at twitter.com/RobertBluey.) The House GOP’s energy protest, which has captivated Capitol Hill since last Friday, won’t end anytime soon. Minority Leader John Boehner said in a memo to Republicans tonight that members should make plans to return to Washington over the next two weeks. The nationwide House GOP energy protest is making history, and we are writing to | Read More »
Are You Feeling Pain at the Pump?
Many of the constituents in Rep. Scott Garrett’s Northern New Jersey district commute to nearby New York City every day, so when the price of gas jumped to $4 per gallon, he heard about it. Calls from constitents were so overwhelming, in fact, that his office established an e-mail address (PainAtThePump@mail.house.gov) for people to share their comments. Garrett, who returned to Capitol Hill today, told | Read More »
The Best Civics Lesson in Washington
Americans of all political stripes have a rare opportunity to observe history firsthand as Republicans continue to speak on the House floor about U.S. energy policy. Regardless of where you stand politically or on the energy debate specifically, this is your opportunity to sit on the House floor and watch this debate unfold with your own eyes. The C-SPAN cameras may be turned off and | Read More »