Congress is set to leave town for the month of August without reaching a deal on offshore oil and gas drilling.
President Bush has been pleading with Congress to allow the drilling as a way to help bring down gas prices.
But a House Republican effort to require a vote on a drilling bill has failed by a single vote.
Now there are just a few hours before Congress adjourns for the summer, without taking any action to relieve America's energy crisis.
Click the play button for more on this issue with Mark Tapscott, from the Washington Examiner.