Allen West Quotes

The Department of Energy was created for one purpose: To obtain energy independence. Yet where are we?

Actually, there were several purposes in the legislation creating the Department of Energy, albeit energy independence was one of the primary ones. However, the Department’s activities have been controlled by Congress and the various administrations. Neither of these two branches of our government has been willing to allow and/or require the Energy Department to do what is necessary to obtain energy independence, Each step in that direction is opposed by powerful interests and so this has been gridlocked.
Allen West
Allen West
  • Born: February 7, 1961
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Allen Bernard West is an American political commentator, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, and former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, West represented Florida's 22nd congressional district in the House from 2011 to 2013.