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Committee Passes Bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act


WASHINGTON, D.C., November 8, 2017 -

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 4239, the “Strengthening the Economy with Critical Untapped Resources to Expand American Energy Act” or “SECURE American Energy Act.” The bipartisan SECURE American Energy Act – sponsored by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), and Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Vicente González (D-TX) – overhauls federal lands energy policy to promote expanded exploration, development, and production of oil, gas and wind resources.

The SECURE American Energy Act will create good jobs in communities all across our country, empowers states and optimizes onshore resource management, and raises revenue-sharing caps that dedicate critical funds to Louisiana’s coastal restoration. This bipartisan bill is good for jobs and good for Louisiana. I’m proud that it passed out of the Natural Resources Committee today, and look forward to passing it through the House with a strong vote and getting it on President Trump’s desk so he can sign it into law,” Whip Scalise said.

“After months of stakeholder input, Committee oversight and multiple legislative drafts, we have a comprehensive bipartisan upstream energy bill to bring to the House floor. These onshore and offshore provisions provide certainty and access to spur investment and job creation through the development of federal lands. With this legislation, we can unlock our vast energy potential, advance American energy dominance and generate revenues at all levels of government. I thank Whip Scalise for his continued leadership and the contributions of members, including Reps. Cuellar and González, in developing this bipartisan legislation,Chairman Bishop said.  

It is encouraging to see legislators from both parties come together to craft policy that would stimulate responsible energy production and add more good paying jobs to our economy – the SECURE American Energy Act proves that this is possible,” Rep. González said. “Job creation, economic growth, and responsible energy production are things we can all agree on. I am pleased to see the bill favorably reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources and look forward to working with Majority Whip Scalise and Chairman Bishop to pass the bill when it comes up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

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Click here to learn more about the bipartisan bill.


Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019

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