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An Open Letter to Speaker Pelosi

Posted by Joanne On August - 4 - 2008

The House Republican leadership sent an open letter Speaker Nancy Pelosi this morning asking that she call Congress back into session.

An Open Letter to Speaker Pelosi

On Friday August 1, 2008, at 11:23 a.m., your Democrat majority in the House of Representatives adjourned the House for five full weeks.

House Republicans believe that Congress should not go on vacation until we take action to lower gas and energy prices for struggling American families.

For the last two months we and our House Republican colleagues have used every tool at our disposal to try and get you and your Democrat majority to vote on legislation to lower gas and energy prices by expanding environmentally sound domestic production of oil and natural gas, improving energy efficiency, and encouraging the development of alternative energy technologies.

Many of the proposals we have asked you and your Democrat majority to allow us to vote on are bipartisan proposals that we believe would enjoy the support of a majority of the Members of the Congress. Yet because you and your Democrat Leadership personally oppose these proposals, you are not allowing them to come up for a vote. This past Sunday, you even told George Stephanopoulos that you will never allow this vote to occur ….

In protest of you and your Democrat majority not allowing an up or down vote on producing more American energy, we and our House Republican colleagues were prepared to take to the floor on Friday, August 1, 2008, and speak to the nation. Rather than allowing that to happen you and your Democrat majority adjourned the House, turned off the television cameras, shut off the microphones and turned out the lights. Nearly 50 House Republicans remained on the floor of the House in defiance speaking to those citizens gathered in the galleries and to the media.

Today we have again returned to the Capitol to continue speaking to the thousands of Americans from all across our country who are visiting the Capitol. We would have preferred if instead we were joined by our colleagues to have a true debate on this issue that ended in an up or down vote.

We think it is unconscionable that Congress has gone on vacation before we have addressed the high gas prices that are crippling our economy and hurting millions of families. We are asking that you reconvene the House from your five-week vacation and schedule a vote on legislation to increase American energy production. Let us be clear, we are not asking for a guaranteed outcome, just the chance to vote.

Signed by: John Boehner, Republican Leader; Roy Blunt, Republican Whip; Adam Putnam, Republican Conference Chairman; Eric Cantor, Chief Deputy Whip; and Members of the House Republican Conference

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House Of Representatives

Posted by Billy On August - 2 - 2008

It’s been over 24 hours and the house of representatives are still on vacation. The house speaker Nancy Pelosi should have seen the news by now, but then again she doesn’t give a crap about us. The President hasn’t even bothered. Come to think of, he don’t care either.

It’s a sad day that our government aren’t even think of the people of this country. What is to come of this? I guess we’ll have to wait until they finish their 5-week vacation with pay.

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Lights Out For Congress

Posted by Billy On August - 1 - 2008

Nancy Pelosi has shown her true colors towards the American people. After this morning’s session, The house voted on the one thing that they could think of thanks to Ms Pelosi, adjourning for five weeks with pay. They were trying to vote on opening up drilling within the United States (too bad the house isn’t united), but the Democrats wanted to go on vacation early.

The democrats didn’t like that the Republicans wanted to stay and hash things out on the issue of gas. So what did the Democrats do to stop it? They kicked out the reporters and all cameras then proceeded to have the lights to the gallery and the house floor turn off.

The Republicans stayed after the junior high school Democrats antics were done and spoke on the floor without lights or microphones. Rep. John Culberson decided to video the session as well as writing on his Twitter account (who would have thought that he knew how to tweet). For those who want to follow him on Twitter, here’s his page https://twitter.com/johnculberson so you do so.

“We the people in order to for a more perfect union”…

Who would have thought that it would be done through Twitter.
I want all that follow this blog to know that I am not a Republican. I do see myself more for their policy than I could ever be for the Democrats. I’m a Libertarian and believe in smaller government.

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