ALG Urges Senate to Block Bryson from Commerce Dept.

June 14, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement urging Senate Republicans to block John Bryson from being confirmed as the next Secretary of Commerce:

“While the Obama Administration says it wants to create jobs, the American people can no longer listen to what Obama says; they must look at what he is doing. John Bryson is a radical environmentalist who has explicitly advocated for policies that will have the effect of destroying jobs in the nation’s energy sector and raising energy prices for American families, including supporting the 2009 proposal to legislatively cap carbon emissions.

“Bryson also co-founded the radical Natural Resources Defense Council and even helped spearhead the United Nations climate change movement. If Bryson has his way, the U.S. will be restricted from producing energy domestically, and that will cost the economy even more jobs at a time when unemployment is already unacceptably high.

“Senate Republicans should do all in their power to block Bryson for Commerce Secretary, including placing legislative holds on his nomination and forcing a cloture vote. There is no place in the Commerce Department for an appointee who is explicitly against traditional sources of energy that are essential to a healthy American economy.”


“Obama’s Commerce Department—‘Spreading The Wealth Around’ Globally,” by ALG Chairman Howard Rich, June 6, 2011 at

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