President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers should stop "demonizing" the oil and gas industry, said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas. In an interview, Brady said he is hopeful that a GOP-led House of Representatives would stop blaming the sector, because it still helps spur economic growth. The deepwater-drilling moratorium and "new energy taxes" are "costing us tens of thousands of jobs in the middle of what's supposed to be a recovery, but it's a very poor one," he said.

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