Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following statement after the House passed the Jobs & Energy Permitting Act (H.R. 2021), American Energy Initiative legislation by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) that streamlines the permit process and expands American energy production to help lower prices and create tens of thousands of new jobs:
"If the CBO's dire budget outlook tells us anything, it's that we need to do all we can to spur long-term economic growth. By eliminating permit delays that have stifled offshore energy exploration, this bill will expand American energy production to help lower energy prices and create tens of thousands of new jobs.
"Today's action by the House builds on previous legislation designed to stop the EPA from imposing a job-crushing national energy tax and end the Obama Administration's de facto moratorium on offshore energy. And House committees are hard at work crafting more American Energy Initiative legislation that will expand energy production to help create jobs and block policies that drive up prices on families and small businesses."