Oversight Hearing on "Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices - Part III: Impacts on Seniors, Working Families and Memorial Day Vacations"
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:00 AM
Full Committee
1324 Longworth House Office Building


COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
10:00 a.m.

OVERSIGHT HEARING ON:

  • "Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices - Part III: Impacts on Seniors, Working Families and Memorial Day Vacations."

NOTE:  The hearing will begin immediately following the Full Committee Markup on H.R. 290 and H.R. 1670.

OPENING STATEMENT:

The Honorable Doug Lamborn
Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman

WITNESSES AND TESTIMONY:

Panel I

Deneen Borelli
The National Center for Public Policy Research
Project 21
(Truth in Testimony Form)

James Martin
60 Plus Association

Pamela Anderson
Operations Manager
Capt. Anderson Marina
(Truth in Testimony Form)

Drew Sloan
Fellow
Truman National Security Project
(Truth in Testimony Form)

BACKGROUND:

As Memorial Day approaches, many families are being forced to cancel or change their usual vacation plans due to rising prices at the pump. Restaurants, hotels, outdoor attractions and other small businesses in tourist destinations that rely on revenue from vacationing families will also suffer from the increasingly high price of gasoline. Meanwhile, America is sitting on the world’s largest supply of energy resources that if developed, could create millions of jobs and help pay down our crushing national debt. This hearing is part of the Committee’s ongoing effort to examine the impacts of high energy prices while pushing for more American energy production to lower prices, create jobs and reduce dependence on foreign sources.

Other Hearings in the Series:

  • Hearing - Full Committee Oversight Hearing on "Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices: Domestic Resources and Economic Impacts" held on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building.

  • Hearing - Full Committee Oversight Hearing on "Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices: Impacts on Businesses and Families" held on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 1324 Longworth House Office Building.

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