"The reason I'm here today is because the answers to these questions are right here at Allison, right here in these vehicles, right here in these transmissions. This is where the jobs of the future are at. We're going to have a lot of jobs in the service sector because we're a mature economy, but America's economy is always going to rely on outstanding manufacturing, where we make stuff -- where we're not just buying stuff overseas, but we're making stuff here, and we're selling it to somebody else. And that's what Allison is all about.
Representative Ed Markey (D-MA), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Representative Tim Bishop (D-NY) held a press conference on the House vote on "tax payer subsidies to big oil companies and rising gas prices." Rep. Markey said in a separate release, "Republicans passed the first part of their 'Oil Above All' energy plan today that will make oil drilling less safe, while protecting billions in tax breaks for the largest oil companies. The bill passed today would use shoddy, pre-BP-spill environmental review to accelerate drilling lease sales already scheduled by the Obama administration, and would open up new areas off Virginia's beaches to new drilling."
Access the full text of the President's comments in Indiana (click here). Access Speaker Boehner's comments and video (click here). Access the Speaker's statement on H.R.1230 (click here). Access Rep. Upton's statement on H.R.1230 (click here). Access the Democrats press conference transcript (click here). Access a release from Rep. Markey with additional details on amendments that were rejected on H.R.1230 (click here). Access a release from Rep. Hastings with a brief summary of the legislation (click here). Access legislative details for H.R.1230 including the roll call vote (click here). [*Energy/OilGas, *Energy/Tax]