As Congress Derails Energy-Efficiency Bill, Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Second Video in Series Encouraging Americans to Join Movement to Help End Political Dysfunction in Washington "Lip Service" Video Illustrates Partisan Rhetoric on Energy Policy
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a new "Lip Service" campaign video illustrating the partisan rhetoric on energy policy as efforts to pass an energy-efficiency bill failed in the Senate. This new video campaign is part of the BPC's Citizens for Political Reform initiative. The goals of the campaign are to showcase partisan behavior that is halting progress in Washington and to encourage Americans to move past politicians' "lip service," join our movement and help end political dysfunction in Congress.
"The failure to pass this energy-efficiency bill represents the loss of any momentum on energy legislation," said Margot Anderson, executive director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Energy Project. "People are worried that if Congress cannot pass a bipartisan efficiency bill, it will never be able to tackle the really big issues facing our country."
"The failure of the energy-efficiency bill is just one more example of the dysfunction in Washington and why we want people across America to join our movement and let their voices be heard," said BPC Senior Fellow and former Senator Olympia Snowe, who spearheads BPC's Citizens campaign. "We are thrilled to see that over 1500 people have engaged in our campaign in its first week. We want thousands more!"
Sirius XM Radio Interview:
Listen to BPC Senior Fellow and former Congressman Dan Glickman's interview about the campaign on Sirius/XM.
Read more about the campaign here.
About the Bipartisan Policy Center
Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue. With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach. For more information, please visit www.bipartisanpolicy.org
SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center