FreedomWorks North Carolina Disappointed in Shuler Vote

Congressman Shuler votes to limit domestic oil production; grassroots group

will continue to apply pressure.

Jun 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from FreedomWorks

    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

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