Hastings Joins House Republicans in Introducing the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
Bills will Streamline Obama Administration Barriers to Job Creation and Energy Production
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2012 | Jill Strait, Spencer Pederson or Crystal Feldman (202-225-2761)
House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) today joined House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) and other House Republicans in introducing the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, a package of American energy production bills, including five from the Natural Resources Committee, that will create new American jobs by streamlining burdensome government red tape, modernizing energy production processes and planning for American’s energy future production.
“It’s a simple fact that American energy production creates American jobs and helps grow our economy. States like North Dakota have strongly benefited from booming new energy production on state and private lands while the Obama Administration has kept the vast majority of federal lands off limits to energy development and job creation. As gasoline prices continue to strain the pocketbooks of American families, we need more access to our American energy resources to insulate ourselves from the unstable foreign energy market,” said Chairman Hastings. “These bipartisan bills remove government barriers to American onshore energy production in order to create jobs and make America more energy secure.”
The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act includes the following five bipartisan Natural Resources Committee bills:
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