DeLay bashes Daschle for stalling on energy security

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2001 — House Majority Whip Tom DeLay criticized Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's reported refusal to allow consideration of President Bush's energy security plan this year.

DeLay (R-TX) today issued the following statement after news reports indicated that Daschle had refused to allow consideration of the security plan.

Congressman DeLay's statement follows:

"Our energy security shouldn't be held hostage to Senator Daschle's Senate gamesmanship. America's national security can't wait for political games. Daschle said today that he will not allow the energy security legislation to be voted on until next year. During wartime, our energy security is a national priority and Senator Daschle is to blame for jeopardizing our security.

"It's time for Senator Daschle to stop sandbagging key components of the American people's priority agenda. Senator Daschle's Senate is piling up a backlog of unfinished business: energy security, economic stimulus, defense authorization, faith-based initiatives, a ban on human cloning, and the President's education plan are all stranded in the Senate.

"Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is right around the corner but the Senate logjam hasn't budged, the House has passed plans for energy security and an economic stimulus, but they're dead-in-the-water in Daschle's do nothing Senate.

"The Senate is morally obligated to send President Bush the defense bill, an energy plan, and a true economic stimulus package before the holidays so that our President and Commander-in-Chief has the tools he needs to fight the war and protect Americans. It's time for Daschle to get moving."

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