August 4th, 2008
10:01 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain: Congress should reconvene, vote on energy bill

CNN

"Drill here, drill now," McCain said Monday.

(CNN) - Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain called Monday for immediate congressional action on the nation’s energy crisis, joining a call by his Republican colleagues for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to call legislators back from their August recess for a special session.

The Arizona senator said he would return to vote on any proposal. McCain has missed Senate votes since April, including several involving major energy measures – one of which, a summer gas tax holiday, was a standard element of his spring stump speech.

Watch: McCain calls on Democratic leaders to call Congress back into session


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  1. edw

    I would like to remind Senator McCain that victory in Iraq has already been achieved. May 1, 2003, on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, under a banner saying "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED," President Bush announced that combat operations in Iraq have ended. Bush said; "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.

    EVERYTHING ABOUT MCCAIN IS WEAK.

    August 4, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. Jim CO

    GO OBAMA GO. SEND MCCAIN BACK TO THE DESERT. LETS GET SOME REAL LEADERSHIP. NOT THE HIGH SCHOOL HEAD BOY PROMISE OF CANDY FOR EVERY ONE FROM MCSAME.

    August 4, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
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