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Washington, D.C.Senate Energy & Natural Resources Chairman Pete V. Domenici expressed disappointment over the breakdown in OCS negotiations with the House and called for renewed efforts at a compromise when Congress returns from recess after the elections.
 
Chairman Domenici’s statement:
 
“I am disappointed that we are recessing without an OCS bill. I hope the House will take the necessary time in October to step back and reflect on a number of compromises the Senate has offered to break the current impasse. I hope the House recognizes what is politically possible in the Senate. I hope they take time to listen to businesses, manufacturers, and consumers who unanimously agree that the Senate bill is a big step beyond current law and opens up important new areas for energy development while respecting states’ interests and needs. This bipartisan Senate bill has the strong support of the affected states and has the votes in both Houses to be sent to the President’s desk. I continue to believe the 109th Congress can achieve this important accomplishment.”
 
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