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Issue Position: Energy

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As a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, I have fought for the energy issues that are important to Texans.

Affordable and Reliable Energy Supply - Comprehensive energy legislation must be enacted which will increase America's domestic energy supply through increased exploration and production of oil and clean burning natural gas.

Improvements in technology allow us to produce both onshore and offshore with a minimal, temporary impact on the surrounding environment. Texans have taken the lead by proving that we can do this safely in the Gulf of Mexico, without harming our environment.

Our Energy Future - Federal research is needed into new energy technologies that will ensure our energy security for years to come. I support research into environmental improvements for producing oil and gas, developing clean coal power, and newer renewable energy technologies like wind power.

By harnessing America's energy potential and investing in America's energy future, we can ensure that future generations will enjoy the reliable and affordable energy that has allowed our economy to grow.


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