WH Energy Plan? "High Demand, No Supply"

Posted by Brian Patrick on

FYI – 

Today, the Obama White House blamed rising gas prices on, “a situation where supply is not meeting demand.” House Republicans agree and have passed multiple pieces of legislation this year to boost our energy supply and maximize domestic production, while at the same time lower our dependence on foreign oil and create jobs. Unfortunately, these critical pieces of legislation have now hit the roadblock in Leader Reid’s do-nothing Senate. If President Obama’s party is going to hold up this common sense legislation, where is the Administration’s plan to address skyrocketing gas prices and increase our energy supply?
 

  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: The President as you now is very concerned about high energy prices, in particular the impact that energy prices have on prices at the gas pump. Americans who are struggling to make ends meet, when prices go up at the pump it effects everything they do. ... This Administration has been in regular contact with IEA as well as oil producing countries during this time of elevated energy prices. We believe that we are in a situation where supply is not meeting demand and there are a variety of reasons for that including a disruption caused by the situation in Libya which has removed 1.5 million barrels a day from the market. (White House Press Briefing, 6/8/11)

Below is a list of measures House Republicans have passed related to domestic energy production:

 


H.R. 1230, Restarting American Offshore Leasing Now Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 266-149 on May 5, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

H.R. 1229, Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 263-163 on May 11, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

H.R. 1231, Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Doc Hastings (WA) on March 29, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 243-179 on May 12, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act

  • Introduced by Rep. Fred Upton (MI) on March 3, 2011
  • Passed the House by a vote of 255-172 on April 7, 2011
  • Senate has taken no action to date

In the coming weeks the House will consider another energy bill aimed at creating jobs and maximizing domestic energy production:

H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011

  • Introduced by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) on May 26, 2011
     




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