Alexander Statement on President’s Address to Nation

Posted on June 15, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) tonight released the following statement on President Obama’s speech regarding the Gulf oil spill:

“The president should spend more time focusing on cleaning up and containing the oil spill and less time trying to pass a national energy tax that will drive jobs overseas looking for cheap energy.  After that, Congress can enact legislation to help electrify half our cars and trucks, which is the single best way to reduce our dependence on oil.”