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House Republican Uprising Live Blog Day Two [11:25]

August 05, 2008

Thanks again for your continuing support of House Republicans' historic efforts here on the House floor. Read More

America Speaks Out: Scores of Americans Join the House GOP's Nationwide Gas Price Protest

August 04, 2008

As the House GOP’s nationwide gas price protest continues, Americans across the country are joining in as well – in the House chamber, on the talk radio airwaves, at townhall meetings, and elsewhere.  At a news conference earlier today, House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter (R-TX) explained that the uprising is gaining incredible momentum both inside and outside of the Washington Beltway because of its “all of the above” energy message: Read More

All of the Above: House Republicans Poised for Day Three of Historic Gas Price Protest

August 04, 2008

House Republicans are poised for day three of their historic nationwide protest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to adjourn the House for the rest of the summer without a vote on legislation to increase American energy production and lower gas prices.  In a story titled “Republicans Invite Tourists to Fill House Chamber Over Energy Bill,” Cox News Service highlights day two of Read More

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to Join House GOP’s Nationwide Protest on American Energy Wednesday

August 04, 2008

House Republican leaders confirmed today that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) will join House Republicans’ ongoing national protest over the decision by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to adjourn the House without a vote on legislation to lower gas prices and increase American energy production.  The former Speaker will join House Republicans in the Capitol on Wednesday morning to deliver a message of on behalf of the 1.4 million Americans who have signed a petition demanding that Congress increase American energy production.  Read More

Boehner Challenges Rank-and-File Dems: If You’re Really for Increased American Energy, Put it in Writing

August 04, 2008

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement in response to an article in today’s Politico that suggests Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has secretly signaled to rank-and-file House Democratic lawmakers that they should feel free to portray themselves publicly as pro-drilling if it helps them politically: “My message to Democratic lawmakers is this: if you’re really for increased American energy production Read More