Granger, House Colleagues Unveil Commonsense Energy Plan to Help American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger made the following statement after the House Republican Conference unveiled its Energy Agenda.
“Today, House Republicans set forth an energy agenda that addresses the number one concern facing American families today - the high price of gasoline.  The high price of gas is costing hard-working families an average of $3.80 a gallon.  That is nearly $1.50 more a gallon than it was in January 2007, with no relief in sight.
“Skyrocketing gas prices have taken a dramatic toll on the cost-of-living expenses for American families.  Whether it’s driving to work, taking the kids to soccer practice, or planning the road trip during the Memorial Day weekend, many families are forced to make big sacrifices in other areas of their daily lives just to keep gas in the tank.
“The plan we unveiled today will increase production of American-made energy in an environmental-safe way. We will promote new, clean, and reliable sources of energy while cutting red tape and increasing the supply of American-made fuel and energy. We will also encourage greater energy efficiency by offering conservation tax incentives to Americans who make their home, car and business more energy efficient.”