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Sam Brownback links [(Family News in Focus) Gas Prices, Katrina to Impact All American Families:][1]American Values President Gary Bauer worries that "the increase in fuel prices is going to pinch the budget of the average American family and possibly send the country into a recession as families and consumers tighten their belts." Kansas Senator Sam Brownback says we need more refining capacity in America but admits that could take another "five to ten years." Pat Roberts links [(Johnson County Sun) Roberts talks:][2] Worries about Hurricane Katrina pushed oil futures beyond $70 per barrel Monday - one of several record prices for oil this year. Roberts said because he touts the energy law signed Aug. 8, he is asked whether the measure would cut pump prices. "And my answer to you is no," Roberts said. ... "We have a whole section in there on bio-diesel and renewable fuels, and wind energy and solar energy," Roberts said. "Obviously, to move away from fossil fuels is going to be a big transition and it's going to take a lot of time."Dennis Moore links [(Lawrence Journal-World) Group promotes unity in Congress:][3] So it's no surprise, said U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., that prescription-drug bills favor big drug companies or that well-intended mandates such as special education go underfunded. Congress, he warned, is "as divided as I've ever seen it." Moore, Emerson and Israel used the town hall-style meeting Tuesday to call attention to the Center Aisle Caucus, a newly formed group intent on promoting respectful dialogue and meaningful debate.How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][4] [1]: http://www.family.org/cforum/fnif/news/a0037748.cfm [2]: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15132904&BRD=1459&PAG=461&dept_id=155725&rfi=6 [3]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2005/aug/31/group_promotes_unity_congress/?city_local [4]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


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