8:23 PM EDT
Jack Kingston, R-GA 1st

Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

Mr. Chairman, this is somewhat similar to the last amendment which asks the Inspector General's office to come up with a report on what the economic basis for the gas price increase so rapidly was and/or has been, and this is similar to that in that it asks the Secretary of Energy to transmit to the Congress a report on the activities of the executive branch and, of course, the agency, the Department of Energy, does serve at the will, it is an executive agency; and this just asks for a report

within 30 days and what activities the executive branch is doing to address the high gasoline prices.

I know, having served on the Subcommittee on the Interior of the Committee on Appropriations and having had the Secretary of Energy come before our committee, they have been working on this. So I hope this is not anything new. It should not be expensive for them just to give us the report of what they have been up to.