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July 16, 2008


Rapidly Rising Energy Prices Pose Greatest Hardship for Economically Disadvantaged

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Congressman Henry E. Brown, Jr. (SC) joined with numerous civil rights, African-American, agriculture, senior citizen, small business and consumer advocacy organizations and other Members of Congress to call upon Congressional leadership to address high energy costs that are serving as a de facto “war on the poor”.  The gathering, spearheaded by Niger Innis and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), was also cosponsored by the High Impact Leadership Coalition and Americans for American Energy.

Brown, a long-time supporter of an “all of the above” energy policy focused on increasing domestic energy resources while expanding conservation and renewables, issued the following statement following today’s event:

“For the rich, the extra cost of filling up a tank of gasoline at a higher price is an inconvenience. For the disadvantaged portions of our Districts, it is a matter of survival.  They are often faced with the decision of whether to skip a meal to afford to fill up the tank with gasoline or to stay home and not get a paycheck that day.

We can no longer hope that the problem will go away.  We must view our energy resources as an asset not as a liability.  We must take action now and vote on legislation immediately that will allow for more domestic energy to be produced by Americans for Americans.”

For more information about solutions to our nation’s energy challenge, visit Congressman Brown’s website:

For pictures from the event go to:


2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2008 11:36 am

    Is this why he supported most favored nation status for Red China over stringent objections from his constutuents, has supported NAFTA and generally is a puppet for GWBush.

  2. July 16, 2008 11:37 am

    During his tenure Mr. Brown has certainly been on the wrong side of the war on the middle class.

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