Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pelosi blocks vote on Bush request to lift ban on offshore oil drilling

The Democrats will pay for this in Nov. Just how much is anyones guess.

WASHINGTON – A plan to lift the ban on coastal drilling is stalled on Capitol Hill, for one simple reason: A Californian who opposes President Bush's proposal is calling the shots in the House of Representatives.

Despite growing public support for ending the ban, even in California, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco said she won't allow the immediate vote the president wants.

"I have no plans to do so," Pelosi said last week.

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