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Offshore Permitorium Moving Onshore?

May 5, 2011

Louisiana’s economy can’t seem to buy a break these days. First came Hurricane Katrina and then a few years later the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, both of which knocked the state’s economy back on its heels. Then there was the Obama Administration’s over-reaction to the Gulf oil spill. Its de facto “permitorium” on offshore oil and gas exploration and drilling piled even more misery on an already miserable economy and by many accounts is potentially more debilitating to the Louisiana economy as the spill itself.

Energizing the Energy Debate

May 5, 2011

Kudos to the House of Representatives for taking steps to address exorbitant gasoline prices and rising frustration among American families and small businesses.

Women Power

May 5, 2011

Last night, I had the privilege of attending a workshop called Minute Mentoring, which was co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber’s new Center for Women in Business. And what a night it was! This event enabled young professional women working in Washington to meet with some of the country’s most successful women in politics, media, and business.