Mr. Speaker, it was 213 to get out of town and it was 212 to stay here and do our job, which is to pass an energy bill for Americans. So the 213 that won this vote, at the end of the day tomorrow they're getting out of town. But you see, back home where I live, people can't even leave town because they don't have enough money to pay for gasoline for their vehicles.
It's a shame on Congress that we are going in recess when we have to deal and have not dealt with the issue of high energy prices.
So let's bring a vote up today on whether we should drill offshore or not. Let Congress decide--no politics, up or down vote--whether we should drill offshore and get America back to work by lowering gasoline prices. That's what we need to do rather than get out of Dodge--or should I say Washington, DC.
And that's just the way it is.
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