Congressional Debate on National Energy Policy at Tulane University

July 27, 2008

Keith Brannon
Phone: 504-865-5210

WHAT:    Eight lawmakers – four House Republicans and four House Democrats – will participate in a moderated debate about national energy policy as part of the groundbreaking "Congress Debates" series sponsored by the House Democratic Caucus and the House Republican Conference, in cooperation with the Democratic Leadership Council, the Congressional Institute and the Entergy-Tulane Energy Institute.

WHO:    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), Rep. Hilda Solis (D-Calif.), Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.),  Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.).  The debate will be moderated by a representative of The Politico, a Washington-based political journalism newspaper and website.

WHEN:    11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., MONDAY, JULY 28

WHERE:    Kendall Cram Lecture Hall (room 213) of Tulane University's Lavin-Bernick Center. The debate will be streamed live online at

WHY:    The development of a bi-partisan, national energy policy is a critical issue for many Americans as consumers face higher costs for gasoline, electricity, groceries and other items tied to the rising price of oil. Whether it is expanding offshore drilling or investing in alternative energy sources, lawmakers must find new ways to meet the nation’s energy challenges ahead.

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