Walorski: House advances commonsense energy bills to create more jobs

Thursday, November 21, 2013

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.

“This week, the House advanced commonsense energy bills to create more jobs. Times are still tough for many families, but there are certain steps we can take to create jobs and reduce energy costs using our own available resources. As we approach the holidays and prepare for winter weather, Hoosiers deserve to know that Congress is proactively passing bills that will help lower their heating bills and get people back to work,” said Walorski.

Summary of House Passed Bills:

The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act (H.R. 1965): Reduces government red tape, streamlines regulations, and promotes onshore development of oil, natural gas, and renewable energy.

The Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act (H.R. 2728): Limits the Administration’s ability to impose duplicative federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing in any state that already has hydraulic fracturing regulations. This bipartisan legislation allows states to regulate this type of energy production while still permitting the federal government to issue baseline standards for hydraulic fracturing in states where no regulations exist.

The Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (H.R. 1900): Provides Americans families with access to affordable energy by expediting infrastructure expansion and modernizing the gas pipeline approval process while ensuring environmental safeguards remain in place.

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