At an energy forum hosted by the Senate Republican Conference, Republican senators put forth commonsense solutions to our nation's energy challenges. Participants in the forum discussed rising fuel costs and ways Congress can promote American energy sources that help ease the strain on family budgets while reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil. Read more at republican.senate.gov
In an address at the Brookings Institution, Senators Kit Bond (R-Mo.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) highlight the dangers posed by Congress' failure to approve the US - Colombia Trade Agreement. Read more at republican.senate.gov
In a speech at the Brookings Institution, Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) outlines his proposal for a "new Manhattan Project" to address our nation's energy challenges -- such as rising gas prices -- and put us firmly on the path to clean energy independence. Read more at republican.senate.gov
US Senators Kit Bond (R-Mo.) and Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) urge House Democrats to pass the US-Colombia Trade Agreement. This trade agreement will level the playing field for American workers and manufacturers and create jobs for Americans. Failure to approve the Colombia trade agreement has already cost US workers $1 billion. Read more at republican.senate.gov
Senator Pete Domenici (RN.M.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee; Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.); and Senator John Ensign (R-Nev.) urge Congress to enact legislation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and increase domestic energy supplies. American families are paying too much at the pump, and high gasoline prices are putting a strain on the family budget. Read more at republican.senate.gov
At a Hispanic roundtable event held on Capitol Hill, Senator Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) joins other Senate Republicans and Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez to advocate passage of the US-Colombia Trade Agreement. This agreement would create more jobs for Americans, reduce foreign taxes on US goods exported to Colombia, and level the playing field for American workers. Read more at republican.senate.gov
On the Senate floor, Senator Arlen Specter (R-Pa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) advocate swift approval of the president's nominations for the federal bench. Senate Republicans are urging the Judiciary Committee to fulfill its responsibilities and and hold an up-or-down vote on judicial nominees. Read more at republican.senate.gov
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) urges Congress to help lower gas prices and build on previous efforts at conservation and energy efficiency by investing in environmentally-safe energy production here in the United States. Since Democrats have taken control of Congress, American families have paid an extra $1400 per year in higher gas prices. Read more at republican.senate.gov
At a press conference in the Capitol, US Senator Pete Domenici (RN.M.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and a group of his colleagues outline ways Republicans are fighting for the family budget by addressing energy costs and gas prices. Since Democrats have taken control of Congress, American families have paid an extra $1400 per year in higher gas prices. Read more at republican.senate.gov