The sense of Congress is that...

We should not send taxpayer dollars to Brazil so they can increase offshore drilling while there is a moratorium on offshore exploration and drilling in this country. Instead of becoming more dependent on foreign oil, the United States should develop our own energy supplies and create good paying jobs at home.





The minority position is that we should assist countries like Brazil with technology and support to safely develop oil reserves. By becoming one of Brazil's best customers, we will develop a strategic energy partnership and increase secure energy supplies coming into the United States instead of depending on oil from the Middle East.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, April 17-April 20, 2011, N=326, margin of error +/-5.43%