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In fact, 211 of my colleagues and I voted not to adjourn.

The reason, of course, is that we knew we had unfinished business — the House has still not passed legislation to lower gas prices.

The vote was tight, 213-212, but the House adjourned Aug. 1 and will not reconvene until September.

Though disappointing, this final kiss-off is not surprising, considering House majority leadership’s blatant disregard for every single effort those of us serving in the minority
have made over the last several months to address our nation’s energy crisis.

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