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Statement from Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman on the Passage of H.R. 2776 and H.R. 3221

August 4, 2007 - 3:16pm

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"Today the House passed legislation that does little to increase our nation's energy security or reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  In fact, the bills will actually lead to less domestic oil and gas production and increased dependence on imported oil."

"Because H.R. 2776 and H.R. 3221 fail to deliver American consumers or businesses more energy security, but rather would lead to higher energy costs and higher taxes, the President's senior advisors would recommend that he veto these bills."

"As the full Congress considers this legislation, I urge them to implement President Bush's Twenty in Ten Initiative that will reduce gasoline usage 20 percent in ten years and put America on a path towards a stronger, cleaner energy future."

Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 2776 and H.R. 3221

Media contact(s):

Megan Barnett, (202) 586-4940

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