GOP Whip: Obama Administration 'All Of The Above' but 'Nothing From Below' With Energy Policy

By Eric Scheiner | March 20, 2012 | 10:54 AM EDT

( - Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R- Calif.) took a swipe at the Obama administration’s claim of an “all of the above” approach when it comes to it’s energy policy, claiming the administration is avoiding efforts for more drilling.

“I know the president believes all of the above, but really he thinks, but nothing from below. That’s wrong”, McCarthy said at the Capitol Tuesday morning.

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“We have a number of bills sitting in the Senate. We asked Senator Schumer to not sit there and ask Saudi Arabia to produce more but allow America to produce more."

McCarthy continued, “America deserves something better. That’s why you’ll see the contrast with the House Republicans in what’s happening in America today."

Earlier this month Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressing her department to convince Saudi Arabia to increase production.

McCarthy and other Republicans have pushed for the entire Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline to be approved as well as efforts to open up areas of Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling.

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