Search for...
OnTheIssuesLogo

Steven Sauerberg on Energy & Oil

Republican Challenger


Stop filling Petroleum Reserve; increase domestic oil supply

Lower gas prices for hard-working American families, who are feeling the impact high gas prices have on their wallets at the pump and the grocery store. We must: increase our domestic oil supply and refining capacity, and stop filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Currently, the SPR contains enough oil to supply the US for almost two weeks should a disruption in commercial oil supply occur. By continually filling the SPR, our government is increasing demand for oil and driving up gas prices.
Source: Campaign website, www.sauerbergforussenate.com, "Stands" May 21, 2008

End dependence on foreign oil: clean coal, wind & solar

We must develop alternative energy technology, such as clean coal, solar, wind and natural gas to end the stranglehold that hostile foreign dictators possess over our energy supply and policy.
Source: Campaign website, www.sauerbergforussenate.com, "Stands" May 21, 2008

Increase research into alternative fuels

Increase research into alternative fuels, especially ethanol, which directly benefits Illinois farmers. Further utilizing alternative fuels will lower gas prices, bolster the economy, and decrease our reliance on foreign dictators and hostile countries for oil. We can expand technology and conduct this research without funding from tax increases.
Source: Campaign website, www.sauerbergforussenate.com, "Stands" May 21, 2008

Increase fuel economy standards on cars and trucks

To protect the environment, I believe we must: Increase fuel economy standards on cars and trucks.
Source: Campaign website, www.sauerbergforussenate.com, "Stands" May 21, 2008

Suspend the federal gas tax

Sauerberg said, "Gas prices are spiraling out of control and our economy is sinking," adding he would favor a proposal to suspend the federal gas tax to help alleviate some financial burdens. "The dramatic increase in the price of gas has led to somewhat of a bonus to the U.S. government in terms of tax revenues," he said. "I think the government can afford to help out the American people in this particular instance and cut this tax back."
Source: By Karen McDonald of The Peoria Journal Star May 1, 2008

Suspend the federal gas tax

Sauerberg said at a news conference, "The tax burden continues to grow, gas prices are spiraling out of control and our economy is sinking," adding he would favor a proposal to suspend the federal gas tax to help alleviate some financial burdens. "The dramatic increase in the price of gas has led to somewhat of a bonus to the U.S. government in terms of tax revenues," he said. "I think the government can afford to help out the American people in this particular instance and cut this tax back."
Source: Press Release, "Candidate Touts Free Trade" May 1, 2008

Increase domestic oil supply including refining capacity

I believe that as a nation we need to increase the use of alternative fuels to stop our dependence on foreign oil, increase our domestic oil supply including refining capacity.
Source: Campaign website, www.sauerbergforussenate.com, "Stands" Mar 2, 2008

Other candidates on Energy & Oil: Steven Sauerberg on other issues:
IL Gubernatorial:
Rod Blagojevich
IL Senatorial:
Barack Obama
Kathy Cummings
Larry Stafford
Richard Durbin


2008 Senate retirements:

Wayne Allard(R,CO)
Larry Craig(R,ID)
Pete Domenici(R,NM)
Chuck Hagel(R,NE)
Trent Lott(R,MS)
Craig Thomas(R,WY)
John Warner(R,VA)

Incoming Obama Administration:

Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:Hillary Clinton
HHS:Tom Daschle
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DHS:Janet Napolitano
DOC:Bill Richardson
DoD:Robert Gates
A.G.:Eric Holder
Treas.:Tim Geithner
Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
AL:Sessions
AR:Pryor
CO:*Udall
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
IA:Harkin
ID:*Risch
IL:Durbin
KS:Roberts
KY:McConnell
LA:Landrieu
MA:Kerry
ME:Collins
MI:Levin
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
MS4:Wicker
MS6:Cochran
MT:Baucus
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NE:*Johanns
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
NJ:Lautenberg
NM:*Udall
OK:Inhofe
OR:*Merkley over Smith
RI:Reed
SC:Graham
SD:Johnson
TN:Alexander
TX:Cornyn
VA:*Warner
WV:Rockefeller
WY4:Barrasso
WY6:Enzi
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare

Other Senators
House of Representatives
SenateMatch (matching quiz)
Senate Votes (analysis)
House Votes
Bill Sponsorships
Affiliations
Policy Reports
Group Ratings

Page last updated: Dec 03, 2008