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In the dark

From NBC's Traci Caldwell
The House remains dark, but Republicans continue to speak in the chamber to bring attention to their efforts for a comprehensive vote on energy.
Cody Sears from Del Mar, Calif., visited Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon and spoke about the need for action since California is one of the states that has the highest gas prices in the country. He urged Congress to "turn on the lights and get this thing done."

Republicans also urged people to call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office to pressure her to act. A bystander began shouting at members that they were lying, and after he was escorted away by U.S. Capitol Police, Republicans insisted that this is not a publicity stunt, but a true desire to help the millions of Americans who are struggling right now.