American Elephants


Here’s the voting record… by The Elephant's Child

The U.S, Congress

We posted this piece previously, but we have talked a lot about just where the blame lies for our current problems at the pump. The facts are worth revisiting.

For decades, the Democratic Party has put one source of petroleum after another off-limits to drilling, thus driving up the cost of petroleum and the price of gas at the pump. Oddly, people don’t seem to understand the connections, and have not put political pressure on Democrats in Congress. Nor do they seem to recognize how different the policies of the two parties are.

Congressman Roy Blunt put together these data to highlight the differences between House Republicans and House Democrats on energy policy. Power Line made them available for the rest of us:

ANWR Exploration
House Republicans: 91% Supported. House Democrats: 86% Opposed.

Coal-to-liquid
House Republicans: 90% supported. House Democrats: 78% Opposed.

Oil Shale Exploration
House Republicans: 90% Supported. House Democrats: 86% Opposed.

Outer Continental Shelf Exploration
House Republicans: 81% Supported. House Democrats: 83% Opposed.

Increased Refinery Capacity
House Republicans: 97% Supported. House Democrats: 96% Opposed.

SUMMARY

91% of House Republicans have historically voted to increase the production of America’s own oil and gas.

86% of House Democrats have historically voted against increasing production of America’s own oil and gas.




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