WASHINGTON, D.C. - As Congress prepares to adjourn for their summer district work period, Congresswoman Kay Granger today called on the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives to allow a vote on the American Energy Act, H.R. 6566, before they leave town.  The act would increase the supply of American-made energy to reduce gas prices. 

“Congress needs an ‘all of the above’ strategy to reduce energy prices,” said Granger. “The high price of gasoline is really making it difficult for folks, even if it’s just driving to work and back every day.  Unlike other parts of the country, we rely heavily on our cars because taking a train or bus is not an option when you work in Fort Worth, but live 40 miles away in Decatur.

The American Energy Act is a comprehensive energy package to increase the supply American-made energy in environmentally sound ways, improve energy conservation and efficiency, and promote renewable and alternative energy technologies. 

“The Democrat leadership controls what legislation is brought to the House floor. I strongly urge them today to allow a vote on this bill,” said Granger. “We can’t afford to wait another week. This American Energy Act is the ‘all of the above’ approach we need.”