(CBS News) Expanding domestic energy production is the “best way” to invigorate the American economy, incoming House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said Saturday in the weekly Republican address, but the “Democrats running Washington don’t seem to get it.”

“American energy brings billions into our economy, increases our nation’s energy security and helps lower gas prices at the pump,” said Scalise, yet Democrats “block bill after bill that would expand energy production, would lower gas prices, and create jobs.”

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