Senate Democrats

Reid: Senate Takes Important Step To Break Our Dependence On Oil

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate approved an amendment to H.R. 6, The CLEAN Energy Act of 2007:

“This amendment is an important step in our efforts to reduce our nation’s dependence on oil and make America more secure by directing the Administration to craft a plan to significantly reduce U.S. oil consumption. Democrats understand that with only three percent of the world’s oil reserves in the U.S., we will always rely on unstable regions of the world if we do not reduce our dependence on oil. This amendment is also a critical element of our energy legislation that will also protect consumers, strengthen the economy and reduce global-warming emissions.”