Obama Suggests Republicans and Democrats Can Find Common Ground on Energy
In his first public remarks since yesterday’s midterm elections, President Obama suggested that energy policy is one area where Democrats and Republicans can find common ground.
“I don’t think there’s anybody in America that thinks we’ve got an energy policy that’s working,” Obama said, specifically citing natural gas vehicles and the use of natural gas as overlapping priorities of Republicans and Democrats.
The big question, as Obama put it, is: “How do we move forward on that agenda?”
It’s true that there are overlapping priorities, but as I reported today, it’s still going to be an uphill climb to pass significant energy legislation in the next Congress, given massive Republican gains in the House and Senate.