Burgess Joins House Republicans to Urge Speaker to Hold Vote on American Energy Production
Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville) today joined other congressional Republicans in urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote to increase American supplies of energy.
Recent polls indicate Americans are feeling the strain of rising gas prices. In fact, nearly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) say they expect within the next six months to wait in long gas lines to fill up their cars; moreover, almost half (48 percent) claim to have changed their summer travel plans because of prices at the pump.
Opinion research also says that large majorities of Americans favor expanding drilling for oil in offshore and wilderness areas considered to be off-limits.