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Shays in Washington - Aug. 2008

Rep. Christopher Shays speaks during a news conference in the U.S. Capitol on August 6, 2008 in Washington, DC. Shays and other House Republicans are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to reconvene the chamber and vote on the American Energy Act, a Republican bill designed to address America's dependence on foreign oil. CHIP SOMODEVILLA / GETTY IMAGES