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Congressman Gosar Votes to Tap Nation’s Full Energy Potential

Posted: June 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm   /   by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S (R-AZ) voted in favor of the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act (H.R. 4480).  The act included seven bills that would address the high energy costs hurting American families by investing in domestic energy, and creating thousands of jobs. Furthermore, the legislative package removes the federal government’s economic roadblocks that hinder on-shore oil, natural gas and renewable energy production in an effort to utilize the country’s full energy production potential.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, enacting the bill would reduce direct spending by $385 million over the 2013-2022 period and would not affect revenues.

Upon the passage of the legislation Gosar said, “People throughout Arizona and across the nation are suffering the effects of our poor economy. Electric bills and gasoline prices are increasing as we enter the heat of the summer.  Over 13 million Americans are still without work.  Our constituents are counting on us to not just talk a big game but instead to take action.”

“This common sense piece of legislation will remove government roadblocks and bureaucratic red tape that hinder onshore oil, natural gas, and renewable energy production and will facilitate job creation.  This act embraces a true ‘all of the above’ approach that our country needs,” Gosar concluded.

A description of the bills included in the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act can be found here.

Congressman Gosar has been a strong advocate for an “all of the above” approach to solving our nation’s energy needs. To see Congressman Gosar’s House floor statement on this legislation from yesterday click here.