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Senate GOP Piles On Dems In Energy Debate

Unlike their House counterparts, Senate Republicans have decided that a rogue energy debate in the upper chamber during recess would be, well, not so senatorial.

But the GOP Conference has released this slick video below, calling on Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to allow more open debate on a balanced energy policy, including more drilling in offshore waters. Fifteen Republican senators participated in this "video message," which has been posted on YouTube.

Reid is hosting a bipartisan energy summit in Nevada later this month, and this rhetoric is aimed at increasing the pressure on Democrats to allow votes on offshore oil drilling.