During his weekly video address, Senator Chuck Grassley discusses the need to increase production of domestic energy to help lower gas prices and create jobs. Along with other senators, he's urging President Obama to examine his policies that contribute to higher gas prices, including restricting access to federal lands and permitting delays, regulatory threats to refiners, and his Keystone XL pipeline decision.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement on the Senate floor Thursday regarding his support of the Blunt Amendment, which protects First Amendment religious freedom:
Mar 01 2012
On March 1, 2012 Sen. Hatch speaks on the Senate Floor on the Blunt Amendment.
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor prior to the vote on the "Respect for Rights of Conscience Act" on March 1, 2012.
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.