Energy Policy

House lawmakers react to President Bush's State of the Union address

During his 2006 State of the Union address, President Bush outlined a series of policies to wean the United States from its "addiction" to oil. The president proposed new investment in cellulosic ethanol, hybrid cars and hydrogen fuel cells, among other ideas. But will the Fiscal Year 2007 budget live up to the president's promises? Can the new proposals truly affect U.S. energy consumption? And is the White House looking to shape the debate on energy in anticipation of this year's midterm elections? During E&ETV's State of the Union coverage, filmed in the U.S. Capitol after the president's speech, lawmakers including Reps. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.) and others discuss Bush's remarks.