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Friday, May 23, 2008

Isakson, Chambliss Praise Passage of Senate Resolution to Urge Federal Agencies to Conserve Fuel

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today praised passage of a Sense-of-the-Senate resolution urging federal agencies to conserve fuel at a time when rising gas prices are significantly affecting the American economy and the family budget. Isakson and Chambliss were original co-sponsors of the resolution.

"There are no quick fixes in dealing with this issue, but there are things we can and must do," Isakson said. "With skyrocketing gas prices, the federal government should be leading the way in conservation efforts and finding ways to cut consumption among all its federal agencies."

"Given the current circumstances, all Americans are being required to make serious adjustments to their daily routines and their family budgets as energy costs continue to rise," said Chambliss. "They are doing their part to conserve energy and the federal government must do the same."

The resolution urges the President to require all federal departments and agencies to take initiatives to reduce daily consumption of gasoline and other fuels by the departments and agencies. The resolution states that an overall reduction of gasoline consumption by federal agencies by even a few percentage points would send a strong signal that, as a nation, the United States is joining to conserve energy.