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Reid Statement On Inappropriate Coercion By Vitter

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on Republican Sen. David Vitter inappropriately pressuring Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to approve offshore drilling permits: “I have worked with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on this issue for weeks and it is wrong for Sen. Vitter to try to get something in return for moving forward…


Reid Statement On The One-Year Anniversary Of The BP Oil Spill

Spill Is A Reminder Of The Need To Reduce Our Reliance On Oil Beijing, China – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on the first anniversary of the BP oil spill, which began in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. Reid is in China this week, leading an historic delegation of…


To Increase Domestic Production, Oil Companies Should Use The 60 Million Acres They Are Leasing

Oil and gas companies are currently sitting on approximately 60 million acres of oil and gas leases that are going unused. At the same time they are holding back on domestic production, these same oil companies are reaping record profits from high gas prices.  And Republicans are protecting this shell game, at a high cost…


DPCC Memo: Myths vs. Facts On Gas Prices

Despite Republican attempts to change the facts, the truth is that domestic oil production has increased under the Obama Administration. Facts that Republicans are conveniently ignoring? (1) The Republican spending proposal takes a third of the cops policing the oil markets off the beat, making it more likely that speculators will drive up prices; and…