Senate Democrats

Reid Statement Following White House Energy Meeting

Washington, DCNevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following a meeting at the White House to discuss clean energy legislation:
“The President led a spirited, productive discussion this morning about how to move forward on clean energy legislation.  Our caucus is energized on this issue and our resolve to act on energy legislation this summer remains strong.  We understand that the cost of inaction is high – the continuing disaster on the Gulf Coast is the latest glaring evidence that our current energy strategy is unsustainable.
“Democrats want to develop a comprehensive, national energy plan that creates millions of jobs that can never be outsourced, reduces pollution, strengthens our national security, and ends our dependence on oil.  Our caucus remains ready to get to work, but this effort can go nowhere without bipartisan support.  We need brave Republicans to step up and demonstrate the same commitment and leadership on this issue that Democrats have.”