In this brief presentation, Sen. Hutchison disputes the President's claim that he has no control over gas prices. From permits to leases to the Keystone XL Pipeline, the numbers tell a different story.
Despite the fact that gas prices have doubled since he took office, President Obama continues to pursue energy policies that discourage or prevent domestic energy production, forcing our nation to rely on imports from unstable regions. The president says he supports an "all of the above" energy policy, but after rejecting ideas like the Keystone XL pipeline, drilling in ANWR, greater offshore production, and issuing additional leases, it appears more like a "none of the above" policy.
In 2008, then-Senator Obama said he would have preferred a gradual adjustment to higher gasoline prices. Three years later families and small businesses are paying the price for his failed energy policies.
Senate Republicans continue to push for a real "All of the Above" energy policy that increases domestic production of oil and natural gas and increases North American energy security. Such a robust energy plan will create jobs and help reduce the pain at the pump for consumers and businesses.