Republican group opposes broad OCS reform bill

11/27/2006
If an Outer Continental Shelf leasing reform bill comes before the full House during the lame-duck session, it should be S. 3711 and not the broader HR 4761, 18 House Republicans told Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio).“We opposed the House OCS bill when it came before us in June, and we continue to do so. If the House needs to consider an OCS bill, we ought to take up the Senate-passed bill,” they said in a Nov. 15 letter to Boehner.The letter was not intended to suggest that all the signers would vote for the Senate bill, they added in a footnote. Several House members who voted against HR 4761 would not sign the letter because they did not want to even recommend bringing...
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