G. McConway
January 14, 2023

McCarthy Gets Bipartisan Legislation Through House

House Speaker McCarthy (R-CA) has finally gotten a true big win in terms of legislation.

McCarthy was able to pass a significant piece of legislation that was truly bipartisan… twice.

In fact, more than half of the House Democrats supported the legislation.

Blocking Biden

It is bad enough that Joe Biden has been tapping into our strategic reserves, but he was also selling some of that oil, to of all countries, China.

The legislation easily passed through the House with a vote of 331-97.

This was the second piece of legislation aimed at China that McCarthy was able to have passed through the House.

The other piece was to create a committee to address U.S. strategic competition with China.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) will be the chair of the new committee.

She stated, "America's Strategic Petroleum Reserve is meant for true energy supply disruptions, like those caused by hurricanes and natural disasters, not to help China.

"Draining our strategic reserves for political purposes and selling portions of it to China is a significant threat to our national security.

"The administration is not just hurting our own ability to respond to emergencies and national security events, they are actively bolstering the oil reserves of our most dangerous geopolitical adversary: the Chinese Communist Party."

Even though their party is in the White House, Democrats, of course, responded by blaming the Republicans for the gasoline ending up in Chinese hands.

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) stated, "As a result, our exports of crude oil to China surged, averaging a half billion every day during the last year of the Trump administration."

That, of course, led to back-and-forth finger-pointing, with the GOP then bringing up legislation under the Obama administration.

For once, I would like to see Congress act like adults, put the pettiness in the rearview mirror, and concentrate on doing their jobs.

This legislation was a win for both sides, so just stop the finger-pointing.

Source: Fox News

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