The White House has rejected calls from House Republicans that it convenes a special session of Congress on energy, saying it wouldn’t make difference.
“We don't have plans to call Congress into session -- it won't make a difference if Democratic leaders are unwilling to bring up a bill for an up-down vote,” said White House spokesman Tony Fratto.
Republican Study Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) asked President Bush to convene the special session in an Aug. 1 letter. The same day, House Republicans launched an unusual protest on the House floor urging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to call Congress back to work.
"Since Speaker Pelosi has decided not to keep the House in session to allow this vote to take place, we urge you to use the power vested in you by the Constitution to convene an immediate energy special session of Congress,” the letter said.
This is a no brainer! The President has a perfect opportunity to
continue to expose Pelosi and the liberal controlled Congress for what they are, obstructionists paid for by the loony environmentalists unconcerned by the wishes or best interest of the American people! Now is not the time to back down but press in! The President should be over this, so should McCain and so should we!
The President may, under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States of America, compel the House of Representatives and Senate to convene in special session.
Call the President at 202-456-1111 and tell him to recall the Congress to Washington to vote on expanding domestic oil production.
Alternatively, go HERE, to send an e-mail to the President to recall Pelosi back to work!
Moreover, here is a link to House Republicans John Boehner's live blog