Skip to comments.GOP Whip: Obama Administration 'All Of The Above' but 'Nothing From Below' With Energy Policy
Posted on 03/20/2012 1:23:13 PM PDT by CNSNews.com
Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R- Calif.) took a swipe at the Obama administrations claim of an all of the above approach when it comes to its energy policy, claiming the administration is avoiding efforts for more drilling.
I know the president believes all of the above, but really he thinks, but nothing from below. Thats wrong, McCarthy said at the Capitol Tuesday morning.
We have a number of bills sitting in the Senate. We asked Senator Schumer to not sit there and ask Saudi Arabia to produce more but allow America to produce more."
McCarthy continued, America deserves something better. Thats why youll see the contrast with the House Republicans in whats happening in America today."
Earlier this month Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressing her department to convince Saudi Arabia to increase production.
McCarthy and other Republicans have pushed for the entire Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline to be approved as well as efforts to open up areas of Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling.