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Sen. Murkowski Speaks About Oil Tax Provisions on the Senate Floor

"This Proposal Will Not Lower Gas Prices, nor Lower the Debt"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today spoke on the Senate floor opposing the Democrats' proposal to raise taxes on the big five oil companies.

"The price of gasoline is already high and our constituents are asking us to do something to lower those prices - to develop a coherent energy policy that starts to work now and yields real progress over time," Murkowski said. "The reality is that this proposal will not cause gasoline prices to drop. And make no mistake - this proposal is not about reducing the debt either."

The entire floor speech can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDsv-2qDFtY.

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