Congress returns this week with a full legislative agenda on its plate and a truncated calendar due to the November elections. There is one important piece of legislation that should place high on their list of priorities: energy legislation that will modernize our nation’s energy policies for the first time in more than a decade and in the process, kick start our economy while providing job opportunities for the nation’s minorities. The reality is the nation’s economy continues to struggle with our economic growth just revised down to 1.1 percent for the second quarter. To get us back on the right track, policymakers must increase efforts around establishing pro-growth policies that promise to mend our post-recession economy.
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