STATEMENT BY U.S. REP. CAROLYN MALONEY (D-NY)
Jul 27, 1999
"I am pleased that the Senate has apparently decided to put the interests of American taxpayers, schoolchildren, and the environment ahead of big oil companies' profits. This action today proves what I have argued all along: that while big oil companies will try every tactic imaginable to avoid paying the royalties the owe, their slick backroom deals won't stand up to the light of day. It is clear that these companies couldn't face the public outrage that their slick deal had generated and had no choice but to give in."