May 4, 2011

McCarthy: We Will Not Stop Until We Become Energy Independent

“The one thing that we looked at that the Leader talked about was using that same resolve we put forward to make America energy independent. This is something that you’ll find at the beginning this week, a long fight that will continue to go forward. You’ll find that the investment needs to be in America to create jobs, but also to make us energy independent so we don’t send money overseas.”

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As the Leader touched on our dinner last night with the President and the Committee Chairmen and Ranking Members, it was a time to celebrate the resolve of America, and show the greatness of America and that we will stay with it. We congratulated the President on the call that he made and how we can move forward. And the one thing that we looked at that the Leader talked about was using that same resolve we put forward to make America energy independent. This is something that you’ll find at the beginning this week, a long fight that will continue to go forward. You’ll find that the investment needs to be in America to create jobs, but also to make us energy independent so we don’t send money overseas. And from the same stand point that we can lower the cost of gas prices. As we talked inside our conference many of them had town hall meetings, and many brought up the budget, but the overwhelming discussion was the rising price of gasoline. So you will find that the legislation that is moving through committee and will be coming to the floor, we’ll have a few this week, we’ll have more next week, and we will not stop until we become energy independent.