A few Republicans, according to reports, are going back to a camera-less, mic-less House floor to protest Congress leaving for summer vacation without passing energy legislation.
From an email forwarded to FDC:
On Monday, August 4th, Republican Members of Congress (who are going to be in DC) will meet on the House Floor at 10:00 a.m. to continue our fight in addressing record high gas prices. We ask that Speaker Pelosi reconvene the House of Representatives in order to vote on the American Energy Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation that seeks to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. The lights and mics have been turned off, but we still have an opportunity to make our case to the American people.
According to Politico, about a dozen or more lawmakers are scheduled to show up to speak out.
Continuing with their guerilla tactics from last week, House Republicans will be back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices, even though Congress is in recess, and they may stay there all week.
More than a dozen Republicans have already committed to make appearances, according to House GOP leadership aide, including National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.).
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