Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after The American Energy Act was unveiled, the Republican alternative energy plan:
"Republicans, led by Chairman Mike Pence, Joe Barton, Fred Upton, John Shimkus and the Energy Solutions Working Group, today unveiled the American Energy Act, a comprehensive bill designed to ensure American energy independence. This is the latest common-sense Republican solution to help American families overcome the challenges they face.
"Americans want a return to growth and prosperity, and an important piece of that is our energy innovation and security. Republicans understand that we need to produce American energy to drive down costs for struggling families, not impose a massive tax of up to $3000 per year as Democrats propose.
"It is important that we diversify energy sources for both our economic and environmental security. The American Energy Act shows that being conservative and green go hand in hand."