Carol Shea-Porter: Pay More at the Pump

pay at the pumpWhile working families are feeling pain at the gas pump, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has just voted against a bill to expand access to American-made energy.

Despite America’s continued dependence on foreign sources of oil, she opposes increasing American oil and gas production on federal lands and in offshore waters.

According to AAA, the national average price for regular gas has hit a six-year high for early summer. Driven in part by Middle East instability, the spike in gas prices is a stark reminder that working Americans pay the price for our nation’s dependent energy policy.

Carol Shea-Porter’s vote today is just the latest display of her extreme liberal ideology that’s costing New Hampshire families more to drive to work, school and other activities.

Time and again, Carol Shea-Porter has opposed the Keystone XL pipeline, despite the much-needed American jobs and energy supply it would bring.

So yet again today Carol Shea-Porter’s vote record tells Granite Staters, “Keep paying more at the gas pump.”

The Bottom Line:  
Carol Shea-Porter’s refusal to support American-made energy production means high costs for Granite State families and more money for Middle East countries. Carol Shea-Porter would rather dream of a world that exactly fits her liberal ideology than face reality with solutions that could reduce costs for working families and make America more energy independent.