U.S. Representative Joe Barton ’s description of the BP Plc oil spill compensation fund as a “shakedown” and his apology to Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward sparked an uproar and denunciations from the Texas lawmaker’s fellow Republicans.
Representative Joe Barton , a Texas Republican, said a fund BP Plc agreed to establish after meeting with President Barack Obama yesterday amounted to “a $20 billion shakedown.”
U.S. Representative Joe Barton may be the only person who had a worse day on Capitol Hill yesterday than BP Plc Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward .
Google Inc. ’s data collection practices may draw scrutiny from the next Congress, as lawmakers consider questioning Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt , U.S. Representative Joe Barton said.
"If we were really treating this as a public health issue why would we not immediately stop these flights."
- Joe Barton on Oct 10, 2014