On a tour of a Texas drilling rig this week with Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), Congressman John Boehner highlighted the American Energy Initiative -- Republicans’ “all-of-the-above” strategy for creating jobs and addressing high gas prices. Below is some of the coverage, including a clip from KTAB News in Abilene where Congressman Boehner discusses President Obama’s decision to reject and lobby against the popular Keystone XL project:
>> “Speaking near an oil rig in Midland County, Boehner said whether it's been through the president's lack of support for the Keystone XL Pipeline or the decrease in drilling that's occurred on federal lands during his tenure, Obama has not done what the majority of Americans want when it comes to oil and gas. ‘It's time for the president and his actions to match his rhetoric,’ Boehner said.” (Midland Reporter-Telegram, 4/10/12)
>> “Boehner was very vocal in how he feels President Obama is doing in the White House. He said the president's actions are not reflecting his words to the public.” (NewsWest 9, 4/10/12)
>> “A bill Obama supported that would have ended $4 billion in taxpayer subsidies of major oil and gas companies actually would have increased the cost of gasoline, Boehner said, citing statistics from the Congressional Research Service.” (Midland Reporter-Telegram, 4/10/12)
Gas prices in Ohio are nearly $4, and Eighth Congressional District constituents have been speaking out for weeks about Obama administration policies blocked and delayed new energy production, and pushed for tax hikes that would make gasoline even more expensive. Congressman Boehner and House Republicans are on offense, using “a flurry of speeches, television interviews and press events during the last several weeks” to hold President Obama accountable for his failed policies, says The Hill.
Of note: while Congressman Boehner is talking about creating jobs and lowering gas prices in Ohio and across America, President Obama is pushing for tax hikes that won’t do either. For more on that, check out TeamBoehner.com.
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