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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Block Methane Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    Today, Congressman Bridenstine voted to promote Oklahoma’s energy industry by supporting H.J.Res. 36, legislation to block the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) overreaching and duplicative methane emissions rule. The bill passed the House 221-191. In the 11th hour of the Obama administration, the BLM rushed through an unnecessary and duplicative mandate that hinders energy production in Oklahoma, increases production costs, and raises prices for consumers and businesses across the United States... Read more

  • New ozone rules could choke industry: Ex-EPA official
    Posted in In The News on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    The new ozone regulations handed down by the Environmental Protection Agency could end industrial development in many parts of the country, a former agency official told Congress Thursday. Jeffrey Holmstead, a partner at Bracewell and Giuliani and a former assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, warned members of the House Science, Space and Technology committee that the new National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone could mean a drop in industrial investment. Ho... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Preserve the Power of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Today, the House voted on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. I voted no, but TPA passed by a 218 -- 208 vote. TPA requires Members of Congress to give up their right to amend, delay, change, or otherwise slow down consideration of trade agreements negotiated by the President. The Obama Administration has an abysmal record of negotiating agreements with foreign nations. It has an equally abysmal record of overriding Congress and taking unconstitutional actions too numerous to list. We c... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Promotes Lifting Ban on U.S. Crude Oil Exports
    Posted in Jim's Blog on April 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Economy and Jobs, Energy

    America is experiencing a tremendous energy renaissance. Last month, U.S. crude oil production was the highest since 1973. The U.S. has surpassed Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of petroleum including natural gas. This astonishing rate of production has resulted in inventory accumulation. Nationwide, U.S. total crude oil inventories are at the highest level in 85 years. Cushing Oklahoma, about 50 miles west of my home in Tulsa, is the largest crude oil storage hub in the country. Tw... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Objects to Unilateral Green House Gas Commitment
    Posted in Jim's Blog on November 13, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    On November 11th, President Obama unilaterally committed the U.S. to even steeper greenhouse gas reductions. Ironically, these new greenhouse gas emission reductions will have a negligible effect on global temperatures. The President has shown that he will stop at nothing to implement the radical green agenda his far left supporters demand. Speaking with the Chinese President, President Obama, without the consent of Congress, committed the United States to a lopsided agreement that will have maj... Read more

  • Bridenstine Votes Against EPA Regulatory Overreach
    Posted in Jim's Blog on September 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    I cosponsored and today I voted in favor of the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, H.R. 5078. Time and time again, we have seen this administration use the regulatory process to increase the federal governmentÍs authority, bypass Congressional intent, and trample on statesÍ rights. The proposed rule from the EPA and Corps of Engineers to expand the scope of the Clean Water Act is just another in a series of power grabs by an imperial president. Under this proposed r... Read more

  • Rep. Bridenstine: It's time to end this war on youth
    Posted in Jim's Blog on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    President Obama easily motivated young people across the nation to vote in 2012. He captured roughly 67 percent of the youth vote, according to the Center for Research and Information on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University. Yet a recent study from Harvard reported that millennials only trust the government to do the right thing 20 percent of the time. To understand the frustration of the "unemployed generation," just look at where millennials are right now compared to where they we... Read more

  • EPA Proposed Regulations to Shut Down Coal-Fired Power Plants
    Posted in Jim's Blog on June 5, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    The Obama Administration has taken major steps toward shutting down the US coal industry, a stated goal from his presidential campaign. The Environmental Protection Agency proposed sweeping new regulations to limit so-called 'greenhouse gas" emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. These regulations would make coal-powered electrical generation in the US uneconomical. Under this plan, "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket" as the President promised in his 2008 campaign. To what ... Read more

  • Heritage Action For America Letter of Support for AERA
    Posted in Jim's Blog on May 6, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

    This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee is expected to mark up H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, introduced by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO). The bill is a timely proposal that would expedite approval for the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to nations that are members of the World Trade Organization. As a matter of public policy, increasing domestic energy production and lifting the ban on energy exports would greatly benefit American consumers and the economy a... Read more

  • The President Wants to End the Coal Industry
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 14, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy

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