I believe Congress needs to work together to move America towards energy independence. This will require safely and efficiently utilizing a wide variety of energy sources, including oil, natural gas, nuclear energy, and renewable fuels.
While Congress and the Administration delay, jobs and revenue are being driven overseas and American citizens are forced to rely on foreign oil. Congress should repeal unnecessary regulations that drive up the cost of energy while doing nothing to actually protect the environment.
Hoosiers want energy policies that will bring down costs, protect our environment, and promote our national security and independence. I will support comprehensive plans that put the needs of Americans—not foreign companies—first.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.- This week, the House of Representatives passed three bill to address energy needs, lower energy costs, and create more jobs for American families. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski voted for each measure as part of her continued efforts to create more jobs, move toward energy independence, and eliminate overreaching federal regulations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a press conference today, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) joined lawmakers to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently proposed greenhouse gas standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants and the impact these regulations will have on electricity consumers and the economy.
By Tim Vandenack, Elkhart Truth
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Coming off another summer of high gas prices, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) teamed up with Congressmen Lee Terry (NE-02) and Bob Latta (OH-05) to reintroduce the Gas Accessibility and Stabilization (GAS) Act (H.R.2823) in the House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today passed the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 2218), a bill co-sponsored by Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02). This legislation makes states the primary regulator and issuer of coal ash permits, as long as they meet the minimum federal requirements provided in the bill. By setting federal standards and permitting states to respond to local needs, this bill allows states to effectively protect the environment and provide cost-effective management of coal ash.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today announced her support for two energy bills passed in the House this week, the Offshore Energy and Jobs Act, H.R. 2231, and the Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act, H.R. 1613.
“American families want Congress to pass commonsense solutions to lower prices at the pump and in grocery stores,” said Walorski. “I supported both measures to create thousands of jobs, strengthen national security, and move our country toward energy independence.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. - As part of a bipartisan effort to create more jobs, Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) signed a letter to the President urging swift approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
“We have the opportunity to create thousands of good-paying jobs for American workers, stimulating our economy and contributing to our nation’s movement toward energy security,” said Walorski. “I urge the President to heed our bipartisan recommendation to approve the pipeline and put people back to work.”