House Republicans Shift Focus From Primaries to Energy

Monday, 16 Apr 2012 02:40 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republicans in Congress returned Monday from a two-week holiday break, turning their focus from the presidential primaries to consumer-oriented issues such as high gasoline prices, The Washington Post reported.

House Republicans this week will attempt to advance a temporary highway funding bill that also would force mandatory approval of the Keystone XL  pipeline. The pipeline would carry synthetic crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the United States.

Sensing President Barack Obama’s vulnerability on domestic energy exploration, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, also plans to center this spring’s congressional session on legislation that would increase fuel supply and lower prices, curb regulations on refineries, and forbid the president from releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Post reported.

Meanwhile, Democrats plan to force a vote on the “Buffett rule,” in which Americans earning more than $1 million a year would pay income tax at a minimum rate of 30 percent, according to the Post. The legislation is named after billionaire Warren Buffett, who has called for higher taxes on the wealthy.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

New York Climate March Draws Hundreds of Thousands

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 16:33 PM

An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York Ci . . .

Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing at LAX

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 16:22 PM

A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, Calif., had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles after its wing flap . . .

Warrant Issued for Man Seen With Missing Virginia College Student

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 16:08 PM

An arrest warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old man police have identified as a person of interest in the disappea . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved