Most experts agree that one of the major contributing factors in our current gasoline price increases is tha fact that our refining capacity has remained stagnant since the 1970's. Rick Boucher apparently doesn't believe that.
He may figure that since we are all preoccupied by the Virginia elections, we won't notice this vote.
He also voted in the minority on this issue, and this one. In the last one one he joined only 64 of the country's most liberal Representatives (Maxine Waters, Cynthia McKinney, Rahm Emanuel, Barney Frank, John Conyers and others) in voting against continuing funding of the Government through November 18, 2005.