“By taxing American energy production, they’re also outsourcing American jobs.

“So let me get this straight: Higher gas prices, fewer American jobs and more dependence on our foreign competitors at the expense of American energy?" asked McConnell. "That’s their plan?"

"No, thank you," he concluded.

McConnell then moved on to another subject. 

Democrats said Tuesday they plan to introduce a bill, authored by Sen. Robert MenendezRobert MenendezBipartisan group, Netflix actress back bill for American Latino Museum The Mideast-focused Senate letter we need to see Taiwan deserves to participate in United Nations MORE (D-N.J.), later this week that would raise about $20 billion in revenue by cutting tax breaks for big oil companies. Democrats said they would use the funds to pay down the nation's deficit.