January 18, 2007  


Granger Statement on Democrats' Energy Bill




WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), Vice Chair of the Republican Conference, today released the following statement in response to the passage of the Energy Bill (H.R. 6).

"The Energy Bill passed today will do nothing to decrease our dependence on foreign oil or encourage domestic investment in alternative energy sources. In fact, it will actually end up increasing our home heating and gas prices and threaten manufacturing jobs because companies will take their business overseas.

"Only by advancing our own alternative fuel sources and developing domestic production will we be able to wean ourselves off foreign sources of oil. This was a missed opportunity to address our real energy independence needs."