Alexander Says Senate Should Take Up “Gang of 10” Proposals, Improve Them, and Make Them Law

Says Senate Should Act Immediately on Bipartisan Energy Proposal

Posted on August 1, 2008

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today issued the following statement after the bipartisan coalition of senators known informally as the “Gang of 10” unveiled an energy proposal to reduce gas prices, lessen our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, and strengthen America’s economy: "These are the right ideas: plug-in cars and trucks, conservation and producing more American energy,” Alexander said. “And this is the right way to get a result. The Senate should take up these bipartisan recommendations as soon as we reconvene in September, improve them and make them law. Senator Corker has rendered a real service by his participation in this working group." The bipartisan coalition is led by Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and includes Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.).