McConnell: Now Can We Increase American Production, American Jobs?

Will opponents of increased domestic production change their mind now that the national average is $4 a gallon, McConnell asks?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Sunday as the national average for a gallon of gas reached $4.00 for the first time in history:

“Now can we increase American energy and American jobs?

“Republicans, by and large, believe that the solution to this problem, in part, is to increase domestic production. And we had a chance to vote on that on the Senate floor, but have been stopped by some in Washington who think we can tax our way out of this problem or that buying more from OPEC is the way to go. It's time to increase American production, which benefits this country by creating new American jobs and helps deal with the problem of supply and demand.”