Oh, by the way: House Democrats caved on drilling.

    Oddest darn thing that you ever saw: they’re going to stop playing procedural games, for some reason. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Monday morning that the newest Democratic energy bill will be brought to the floor under normal rules and will be subject to a vote on a Republican alternative that is likely to call for even more drilling than Democrats are prepared | Read More »

    Thursday at the House Oil Party…

    I got a chance to speak with Representative Jeff Flake (AZ-06) briefly at the House Oil Party; what follows is not a precise transcript, but the general gist.{*} Rep Flake is finding this fun, as is about 1/3rd of the GOP conference (Rep. Blunt later estimated on the floor that it was more like half at this point, but they may be using slightly different | Read More »

    House Oil Party Conference call

    I was in on the conference call today with NRCC chair Rep. Tom Cole on what’s being called the “House Oil Party.” Some thoughts and questions from it: Rep. Cole started by thanking the right-blogosphere for being on top of this and helping to publicize it (a theme that would be repeated several times during the call). He also made sure to point out the | Read More »