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American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7)

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American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act (H.R. 7)

Congressman John Boehner
November 17, 2011


In the coming weeks, House Republicans will formally introduce the American Energy Infrastructure Jobs Act (set to be H.R. 7), which would link new American energy production to high-priority infrastructure projects. Instead of more ‘stimulus’ spending or wasteful earmarks, the bill would permanently remove government barriers to American energy production and use the revenues to repair and improve America’s roads and bridges – both of which support long-term job growth. Republicans expect to move the bill through the House before the end of the year.

Energy Reforms to Create Jobs, Lower Costs Generate Revenue for Infrastructure

The American Energy Infrastructure Jobs Act is the latest measure in the House GOP American Energy Initiative, an ongoing effort to support job creation and lower energy prices for families and businesses by allowing increased production of American-made energy. This measure would help create millions of new American jobs by eliminating some of the unnecessary government barriers that prevent our country from utilizing its vast energy resources, and also provide a new revenue stream for infrastructure repair and improvement. Specifically, theAmerican Energy Infrastructure Jobs Act includes:

Funding High-Priority, Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects With Less Bureaucracy No Earmarks

Rather than relying on ‘stimulus’ spending, higher taxes and short-term gimmicks, the American Energy Infrastructure Jobs Act would build on the natural link between energy production and infrastructure. The measure provides responsible infrastructure funding for the next five years, and links new energy revenue from production of American energy to the Highway Trust Fund. Specifically, the bill would:



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