Monday, August 4, 2008

Yep, Congress has other things to Do - They're on Vacation and we're paying over $4.00/gal for gas

White House says no to special session of Congress

By Jackie Kucinich and Jared Allen

Posted: 08/04/08 01:32 PM [ET]

The White House has rejected calls from House Republicans that it convene a special session of Congress on energy, saying it wouldn’t make a difference.

“We don't have plans to call Congress into session -- it won't make a difference if Democratic leaders are unwilling to bring up a bill for an up-down vote,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto.

Republican Study Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) asked President Bush to convene the special session in an Aug. 1 letter. The same day, House Republicans launched an unusual protest on the House floor urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to call Congress back to work.

(No wonder the Freedmen are pushing the Cherokee around - they can't get congress to make them *Indian* - they're vacation trumps the Freedmen - I thought Watson probably would better serve her district if she were paying attention more to this issue, among others - oh, well, just another tax dollar down the drain)

For the rest of the story:
http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/white-house-says-no-to-special-session-of-congress-2008-08-04.html