‘Voting for cloture on this bill will take us off the single most important issue in America’
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks [as prepared] on the Senate floor Wednesday regarding Senate Democrat leadership’s ongoing efforts to abandon consideration of the number one issue facing Americans, the rising price at the pump:
“Voting for cloture on this bill will take us off the single most important issue in America. The American people are clamoring for legislation that would bring down high gas prices. They expect their representatives in Washington to do something about this crisis now.
“The Democrat Leadership has already tried to take us off this issue 4 times in the last 5 days. About eight in 10 Americans disagree with them. The American people think $4 a gallon gasoline is a crisis that must be dealt with now.
“Dealing with this issue shouldn’t have to wait until next year, as some have suggested. The high price of gas at the pump is the most important domestic issue on American minds.
“I will vote that we stay on the energy bill — until we offer the American people a solution. I urge my colleagues to do the same.”