McMorris Rodgers: Bringing Relief to Eastern Washington Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) applauded the House passage of H.R. 3301, the bipartisan North American Energy Infrastructure Act,H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act, and H.R. 4899, Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014 this week. This package of energy bills increases domestic energy production while lowering costs for Eastern Washington families.

“As I continue to hear from families in Eastern Washington struggling with higher prices at the pump, increased energy bills at home, and stagnant paychecks, I am proud to support legislation that will lower energy costs and bring relief to so many at home.  It’s time to say ‘yes’ to American energy.  And that’s exactly what our pro-jobs, pro-energy bills do. They create jobs for millions of Americans who are eager to get back to work. They reduce barriers to energy production so we can unleash our vast supply of domestic resources.  And most of all, they improve people’s lives where it matters most: at the gas pump, in the job market, and in their homes.  We’re working every day to bring costs down and make life better for people at home in Eastern Washington.”

The North American Energy Infrastructure Actsimplifies the approval process for of oil and natural gas pipelines and electric transmission lines that cross the U.S. border, improving an inconsistent system while supporting new jobs. It removes the Presidential Permit requirement for construction or modification of these pipelines and supports an efficient approval process that will not keep thousands of new jobs stuck in federal gridlock.  

The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act increases liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports across the globe, creating new jobs in the energy sector and bringing certainty to the Department of Energy’s export approval process. Embracing advancements in technology and innovation, this legislation benefits America’s domestic needs as well as the export market.

The Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014 cuts red tape that hinders American oil and natural gas production by opening access to the U.S.’s vast energy resources and enabling the creation of new jobs.

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