Congressman Jim Bridenstine Votes to Remove Barriers to Petroleum Industry Growth
Washington, DC, June 26, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Congressman Jim Bridenstine applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing three bills this week moving toward a comprehensive energy strategy. "I supported all three bills. Much of the language is identical to my comprehensive energy legislation introduced in March, the American Energy Renaissance Act."
This week's legislation reduces burdensome and unnecessary regulations on the oil and natural gas industry:
Bridenstine said: "Despite the efforts of the Obama Administration, the petroleum industry is the strongest sector of the U.S. economy. This week's bills remove government barriers to a free market. Revitalizing the American energy industry will not only create jobs and economic growth, but also enhance our national security. Energy development unshackles the U.S. from less-than-friendly Middle Eastern producers while better positioning us to counter threats of aggression toward our allies.
"Energy security and expansion is vitally important to our country, and I will continue to fight for policies that promote an 'all of the above' approach."
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