House GOP calls on Pelosi to hold a debate on off shore drilling in Washington

House GOP calls on Pelosi to hold a debate on off shore drilling in Washington

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) holds up a piece of coal as he speaks alongside Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) during a news conference calling for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to open a special session of Congress to begin debating on offshore drilling in Washington on August 18, 2008. House Republicans are now in their third week of protest press conferences urging people to call Democratic House Representatives and ask them to return to Washington. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)