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Boehner on the Radio: Republican Leader Discusses House GOP Agenda With Sean Hannity

May 21, 2008

During an interview with radio talk show host Sean Hannity this afternoon, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed the House Republican agenda, including the energy agenda unveiled yesterday to help lower gasoline prices for middle class families who are paying the Pelosi Premium at the pump.  Boehner also discussed GOP efforts to stop Democrats from pushing their real agenda, whether it’s the largest tax increase in American history, billions in w Read More

Report: Vast, Untapped American Energy Resources Under Lock and Key

May 21, 2008

As House Republicans unveiled a plan for lower gas prices and America’s energy independence, the Department of Interior yesterday released an inventory of America’s vast on-shore energy supplies, including specifics about the amount of energy off-limits to development.  Stephen Allred, Interior’s assistant secretary for land and minerals management, released the report yesterday:  Read More

Leading Energy Panel Democrat Embraces House Republican Energy Plan

May 21, 2008

In an appearance with GOP Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (R-FL) on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) embraced the House Republican energy plan and its comprehensive approach to help lower gasoline prices for American families.  In particular, he noted:  “We also need more exploration. Read More

Boehner Highlights House GOP Energy Plan, Discusses Key Issues Ignored by Democratic Leaders

May 21, 2008

At his press briefing this morning, House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) discussed the House GOP energy agenda unveiled yesterday to provide relief to American families at the pump.  The plan would help reduce gasoline prices by increasing the supply of American-made energy in an environmentally-safe way, while encouraging greater energy conservation and efficiency.  With gas prices rising to an astonishing $3.83 per gallon today – $1.50 higher than the day Rep. Read More

Republicans Unveil Energy Agenda (Washington Times)

May 21, 2008

By John Boehner - Washington is broken, and families and small businesses across the country are feeling the effects — especially as a result of soaring gas and food prices, runaway health care costs, and a housing downturn that has cascaded throughout the economy. House Republicans have worked for over 16 months to expose how the Democratic majority's "tax, spend, and regulate" agenda is precisely the wrong approach during these difficult days. Read More