16 May 2008

They Voted For You: Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Sens. Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller contributed to the 97-1 passage of an amendment that aims "to increase the supply and lower the cost of petroleum by temporarily suspending the acquisition of petroleum for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve."

The U.S. House also passed the measure 385-25, with the help of Reps. Shelley Moore Capito, R-2nd, and Nick Rahall, D-3rd. Alan Mollohan, D-1st, did not vote.

The Associated Press
offers some details.

1 comment:

clear eyes said...

Yes. It is pandering season again. Why don't they do something which would actually help like opening up ANWR for exploration?