Congress Continues to Ignore Rising Energy Costs

Posted: Jun 02, 2008 4:51 PM
Below is Congress' work schedule for the week:


Your eyes aren't deceiving you. There is nothing on here to deal with gas prices and rising energy costs.

While many of these resolutions are for worthy causes and events, including one recognizing the State of Minnesota's 150th Anniversary, I don't think there's anything more important than addressing our nation's energy concerns. Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues have certainly paid a lot of lip service to a so called "commonsense plan" to address rising energy costs, but have taken no action whatsoever.

It won't be a quick fix, but that's why it's so important to start the conversation in Congress now so both parties can craft a plan and work to carry it out. But this can't happen unless the Democrat Leadership brings it to the floor.

Republicans have put forth their plan, we're just waiting for the Democrats to show us theirs. As we continue to wait, costs get higher and higher.