RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Energy prices
are driven primarily by a balance between supply and demand. With Americans
facing record energy prices, Congress should embrace policies that will
expand production and boost energy supplies.
FreedomWorks activists have been visiting congressional offices in
recent weeks to deliver the message that we need a sensible energy policy
that promotes secure and reliable forms of energy at stable prices. What is
not needed is sound bit politics that will create red tape and drive up the
costs of energy.
FreedomWorks North Carolina activists delivered this message in person
to Congressman Heath Shuler's office on June 4th and asked the congressman
to vote no on HR 2237, the Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act that
was being debated in the Natural Resources Committee.
Unfortunately, Congressman Shuler did not get the message on HR 2237.
Although Congressman Shuler is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group
of self professed fiscally conservative Democrats, his vote tells a
different story. If this bill is ultimately signed into law it will limit
the development of domestic energy sources.
Limiting energy supplies will make our economy less competitive
globally and more dependent on foreign sources of energy, and will drive up
costs to consumers.
FreedomWorks Southeast Regional Director Allen Page commented:
"While many members of Congress complain about high gas prices, their
votes tell a different story. If we want to see gas prices come down we
need to increase the supply. Limiting domestic production will do nothing
to relieve energy costs; in fact it will make them worse. We will hold
Congressman Shuler accountable for his rhetoric and votes. For someone who
claims to be a fiscal conservative, Congressman Shuler is not taking real
life economics into consideration on his energy votes.
"FreedomWorks will educate voters in North Carolina's 11th district on
Congressman Shuler's voting record. With over 26,000 activists in North
Carolina, and nearly two thousand in the 11th district, we have a committed
group of activists to make sure voters know where their representatives