Langevin Does Nothing to Lower the Price of Gas in Rhode Island
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WARWICK - The Michael Riley for Congress campaign has released their second radio advertisement in just two weeks, a feat no campaign against Jim Langevin has ever reached. The advertisement blames skyrocketing gas prices in part on the incumbent Congressman, which makes the point that gasoline has more than doubled since Congressman Langevin took office. “This issue is important to every Rhode Island family and Congressman Langevin doesn’t seem to get it. Lowering these prices would amount to a middle class tax cut for all Rhode Islander’s” says Riley.
The advertisement brings up key votes where Congressman Langevin has had an opportunity to vote to lower gas prices, but sided with his friends in Washington instead. Gas is at an all-time high this month according to the most recent AAA report. Michael Riley says, “as I campaign throughout the state from Burrillville to Westerly, gas prices are one complaint I hear from every Rhode Island family.”
The advertisement quotes the Providence Journal’s figure that the Congressman has been paid nearly two million dollars in salary by taxpayers. “Jim Langevin has been hired by the people and instead of tackling their biggest concerns, he has been ineffective. Jim Langevin voted against completion of the Keystone Pipeline and increasing offshore drilling leases which would have lowered gas prices” Riley added.
“Congressman Langevin has consistently voted against the interests of the residents of the Second District, and has voted just to please his friends in Washington, it might be good politics but it is certainly bad policy” Riley says.
The advertisement emphasizes the point that the Congressman is out of touch with Rhode Island families.
“There is a problem when people think that there are no solutions to high gas prices which is a big reason why I am running. To tell the people that there is an independent voice out there with real solutions that can make REAL changes for the people of Rhode Island” Riley says.
The advertisement brings up the point that when Congressman Langevin took office gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon. His votes against increasing offshore drilling leases and the creation of the Keystone Pipeline have hurt job creation and contributed to higher gas prices. “The Congressman has had twelve years to solve these growing problems in Rhode Island and he has not sponsored one bill into law to lower gas prices, time is up” Michael Riley says.