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Markey to Lead Bi-Partisan Congressional Delegation to Gulf Oil Spill

Members to Conduct Fly-Over, Visit Command Center, Meet with Affected Gulf Residents, Officials


On Friday, May 7, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) will lead a bi-partisan delegation from the House of Representatives to the Gulf of Mexico to investigate the causes and effects of the Gulf oil spill, and the efforts underway to clean it up and assist those who have been affected.

The Representatives, all of whom are members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, will conduct a fly-over of the oil spill with experts from the U.S. Geological Service and the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration. They will be briefed at the Unified Command Center in Robert, La. by the Coast Guard, the Department of Interior, and others. Finally, they will meet with local officials, members of the response teams, and Gulf residents and businesses who have been affected by the spill at Hopedale, La., one of the oil spill response staging areas.

WHAT: Bi-partisan Congressional Delegation investigatory visit to Gulf of Mexico oil spill

WHEN: Friday, May 7, 2010
Media availability at Hopedale, La. staging area at approx. 3:30 PM CST
7222 Hopedale Highway, Hopedale, La.
FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND TV: Boom staging and loading approx. 2:30-2:45 PM

The Democratic members on the CODEL are:
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee
Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.)
Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.)

The Republican members on the CODEL include:
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), Ranking Member, Energy and Commerce Committee
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.)
Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.)

WHERE: New Orleans, La.; Unified Command Center, Robert, La.; Hopedale, La. staging area

PLEASE NOTE: The House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming was created to explore American clean energy solutions that end our reliance on foreign oil and reduce carbon pollution.

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