House GOP Acts to Address Rising Gas Prices Putting the Squeeze on American Families
Congressman John Boehner
February 28, 2012
Yesterday, the House approved on a bipartisan basis legislation to expand offshore energy production, open less than three percent of ANWR for oil and natural gas production, encourage the development of 1.5 trillion barrels of oil shale in the Rocky Mountain West, and approve the Keystone XL pipeline, according to the House Natural Resources Committee. House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) notes that this is now the third time the House has acted to force action on the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring secure energy to America, support the creation of thousands of jobs, and help bring down prices at the pump. President Obama rejected the Keystone pipeline last month over the objection of governors, labor unions and even fellow Democrats despite the fact that gas prices have nearly doubled on his watch.
Three years of the president’s stimulus policies have failed, and now he is saying no to more American jobs and lower gas prices by rejecting the Keystone pipeline and refusing to work with Republicans to get several House-passed, pro-growth energy bills through the Democratic-led Senate. Learn more about the legislation House Republicans have passed to help address gas prices and create jobs on the Republican Plan for Americas Job Creators website at jobs.gop.gov and like the American Energy Initiative on Facebook to follow the progress of these, and other House Republican actions to remove government barriers to American energy and jobs.
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