Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman André Carson threw his support behind H.R. 6578, the Consumer Energy Supply Act, which temporarily releases oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and replaces it later with heavier, cheaper crude oil in order to bring down gas prices. The measure failed to garner the two-thirds majority required of bills placed on the suspension calendar because of strong Republican opposition to the measure.
“Soaring prices at the gas pump have placed undue financial burdens on many working families struggling to make ends meet during these tough economic times,” said Congressman Carson. “However, in voting against this measure, Republicans have shown that they are neither interested in nor committed to doing all that is necessary to lower high gas prices. By voting against this measure, Republicans are voting against the economic interests, needs and wellbeing of hard working American families.”
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