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  • McHenry: Stimulate Economy by Lowering Gas Prices & Making Tax Cuts Permanent

    Sep 19, 2008  - With leaders of the Democrat-run Congress in the process of developing a second economic stimulus bill, Congressman Patrick McHenry today issued the following statement. “We must strengthen our economy and create jobs by addressing the energy crisis and making the middle class tax cuts permanent.&n... More
  • Democrats Block Drilling By Offering No Revenue to States

    Sep 16, 2008  - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry criticized the leadership of the Democrat-run Congress for proposing an energy bill that effectively blocks offshore drilling by not offering coastal states, like North Carolina, any of the revenue from offshore leases. According to the U.S. Department of Interior... More
  • Congressman addresses nation's energy policy

    Aug 17, 2008  - Energy policy was the focus of 10th District U. S. Rep. Patrick McHenry's town hall meeting Friday evening. The congressman, who is touring his district this month while Congress is in recess, spoke to a crowd of about 20 people at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.   McHenry told the audien... More
  • McHenry Calls for Increasing American Oil Refining Capacity

    Aug 15, 2008  - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry outlined measures needed for the United States to increase its domestic oil refining capacity.  Congressman McHenry continues to put forth a series of proposals to increase the exploration and production of American energy resources. “Permanently bringing dow... More
  • McHenry Announces Annual Town Hall Meetings

    Aug 8, 2008  - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced the schedule of his annual town hall meetings.  Congressman McHenry will hold a town hall meeting in each of the 10 counties comprising the 10th District. As Western North Carolina families struggle with high gas prices, Congressman McHenry’s town h... More
  • McHenry: Unlock the Power of Oil Shale

    Aug 7, 2008  - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry called on the leaders of the Democrat-controlled Congress to allow a vote to overturn the ban on the production of oil shale in the Mountain West. Oil shale, first explored in 1921 in Colorado, is sedimentary rock that over the course of millions of years would ge... More
  • McHenry Criticizes Democrat-controlled Congress for Choosing Vacation Over Energy Solutions

    Aug 1, 2008  - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry responded to the Democrats who control Congress granting themselves a 5-week vacation. “Congressional Democrats had a choice to make.  Either they could do their jobs or they could go on vacation.  With American families paying record-high gas prices, th... More
  • McHenry: No Vacation for Congress Until Energy Votes

    Jul 30, 2008  - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry issued the following statement in response to the Democrat-controlled Congress voting to give itself a 5-week vacation in the midst of the worst energy crisis in United States history. “The American people demand action to address the energy crisis.  But the ... More
  • McHenry tells group about energy agenda

    Jul 30, 2008  - U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, running for reelection for North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District, answered tough questions regarding his positions on seven major science issues through the Scientists and Engineers for America’s SHARP Network.   The Innovation & the Elections 2008 questi... More
  • McHenry Calls for Use of American Energy Resources in Alaska

    Jul 28, 2008  - Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry called for Congressional action to lower gas prices and move America toward energy independence by overturning the federal ban on the use of American energy resources in ANWR. ANWR, located on the northern slope of Alaska, is one of the most desolate places on ear... More
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