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With record setting gas prices of over $4.50 a gallon here in California, record setting crude oil prices reaching more than $140 a barrel, residential electricity prices in California up more than 31% since 2000, and natural gas prices up more than 75% since 2002, I believe that Congress needs to take swift action to enact comprehensive relief from high energy prices by ens
232 years ago on the Fourth of July, our 13 small, but united, American colonies stood up for freedom against the strongest empire the world had ever seen.
Bakersfield, CA – On Thursday, July 3, 2008, Congressman McCarthy and other community leaders will officially dedicate the U.S. Post Office located at 427 North Street in Taft, California as the “Larry S. Pierce Post Office.” Media is invited to attend.
Washington D.C. - Today, Congressman McCarthy released the following statement highlighting his efforts to move forward with an environmentally friendly comprehensive plan that includes deep ocean energy exploration, increased production of alternative energy sources, and action to drill now:
I am very concerned that the Central Valley’s air quality is routinely ranked among the nation’s worst. In order to improve our air quality, we have to know which pollutants are the most common and where they are coming from.
Like the gas lines of the 1970’s, today’s gas prices are causing us to dread the gas station. We pay over $4 per gallon, and gas prices continue to rise.
This Memorial Day, we will unite as a country and take time to reflect on America’s heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We will honor, admire, and pay tribute to the fallen at veterans cemeteries all across the nation.