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Unformatted text preview: certain. Mr. Obama is asking senators for their support. "And I want to thank every member of Congress who put politics aside to support this bill on Friday. Now my call to every Senator, as well as to every American, is this: We cannot be afraid of the future. And we must not be prisoners of the past," he said. Only eight Republicans in the House voted for the bill. House Minority Leader John Boehner, in the weekly Republican message, says the president's energy bill would cost too much and hurt the economy. "By imposing a tax on every American who drives a car or flips on a light switch, this plan will drive up the prices for food, gasoline and electricity," he said. Boehner also says Mr. Obama's energy proposal would especially hurt Americans living in rural areas, and would drive jobs to other countries....
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- Spring '09