November 18, 2014

Mary Landrieu Skipped 70% Of Energy Committee Hearings

Today, Mary Landrieu is going to grandstand and pretend to be a supporter of the Keystone XL pipeline. But a new Bloomberg report reveals Landrieu skipped nearly 70% of Energy Committee hearings during her last term.

Bloomberg breaks it down:

But Landrieu hasn’t always been so vocal on the energy panel. From 2009 to 2010 she was silent at or skipped 65 of 87 hearings. From 2011 to 2012, she didn’t say anything at or didn’t attend 50 of 66 meetings. And from 2013 to 2014, her presence was undetectable at 22 of 47 sessions. Some of those hearings covered important issues for her coastal state, including the potential for oil spills, gas prices, the Department of Energy’s budget, nominations of key energy regulators, the implementation of the stimulus bill, and the current status of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

They added, “Landrieu’s staff didn’t provide data to refute the Bloomberg Politics compilation of her attendance record.”

It’s pretty clear that all Landrieu’s “clout” is getting Louisiana voters is an absentee Senator.