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In light of the BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry discusses the current status of offshore drilling as it relates to proposed energy legislation. Kerry argues for the long-term need to move towards alternate fuels such as natural gas.
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Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-author of a major climate bill, sits down for a conversation with attendees of The Monitor Breakfast.
Senator Kerry discusses the many reasons security, economic, health and environmental why America needs to move towards energy independence. The Senator comments on the chances of the bill passing before the midterm elections as well as on the situation in North Korea and the recent election of Senator Scott Brown in his home state of Massachusetts. – The Monitor Breakfast
John Kerry is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, and is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, he was defeated by 34 electoral votes in the 2004 presidential election by President George W. Bush. Senator Kerry is a Vietnam veteran, and was a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War when he returned home from service. Before entering the Senate, he served as an Assistant District Attorney and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis, who was nominated for President by the Democrats in 1988.