Boehner, John
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Congressman Boehner Praises House Passage of Bill Holding Obama Administration Accountable on Job-Creating Energy Project

Jul 26

Washington -

Today, the House passed the North American-Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938), bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) that will require the Obama Administration to make a determination by November on whether it will allow the Keystone XL pipeline expansion to move forward.  According to the House Energy & Commerce Committee, “the pipeline expansion project is estimated to directly create 20,000 jobs for its construction and many thousands more related to the effort.”  Congressman Boehner applauded House passage of the bill:

“The average price of gas jumped up by nine cents over the past two weeks – adding to the already-sizeable economic burden facing American families and small businesses.  Allowing the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward would help address that burden and advance our nation’s security by increasing our access to a vast, stable source of energy.  I urge the Obama Administration to support this legislation, and allow the pipeline expansion to move forward to help create jobs, lower gas prices, and reduce our dependence on hostile, unstable sources of energy.”

The new House majority is focused on jobs, and will continue working to advance American Energy Initiative legislation to address the Obama Administration policies that are driving up gas prices and putting American jobs at risk.  Learn more and “like” the American Energy Initiative on Facebook.