Republicans Continue House Protest Over Energy Vote

They want Pelosi to reconvene lawmakers
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2008 5:05 PM CDT
In this file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears on ABC's "This Week." Republicans want her to call back Congress from vacation to discuss energy.   (AP Photo/ABC News, Lauren Victoria Burke)
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(Newser) – A group of House Republicans continued their protest on the floor of Congress today against Nancy Pelosi's decision to adjourn for summer recess without a vote on their energy plan, which calls for offshore drilling. The lawmakers, speaking in a dimly lit chamber witout a public-address system for the third straight day, say they'll keep it up until Pelosi reconvenes Congress and schedules a vote, reports the Chicago Tribune