Joe Barton - Controversies

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On June 17, 2010 the House conducted a hearing where they questioned BP CEO Tony Heyward about the history and circumstances surrounding the tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. In the opening statements, Congressman Barton apologized for what he characterized as a shakedown by Obama administration officials. The "shakedown" was a reference to fund which BP was "asked" to set up by the Obama administration to pay for the damage caused by the spilled oil. BP has accept ...