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Issue Position: Energy and Gas

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"I am committed to a national energy policy to help bring down fuel prices, create more American jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign sources of oil." -- Congressman Leonard Lance

Congressman Leonard Lance believes that more energy production would help address rising gas prices. That's why he has voted for several bills that would lift the President's energy moratorium and increase American energy production.

And Leonard Lance has voted against onerous regulations that would drive up energy costs during a time when the U.S. economy is struggling to recover from recession.

MEMBER OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE: As a member of this influential Committee, Congressman Leonard Lance is on the front-lines in the effort to increase America's energy independence and lower energy prices for American families and small businesses alike.

SUPPORTS KEYSTONE PIPELINE: Congressman Leonard Lance has voted three times to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring secure energy to America, support the creation of thousands of jobs, and help bring down prices at the pump.

SUPPORTS NORTH AMERICAN-MADE ENERGY: Congressman Leonard Lance voted for an energy plan to expand offshore energy production, open less than three percent of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and natural gas production, encourage the development of 1.5 trillion barrels of oil shale in the Rocky Mountain West, and approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

SUPPORTS OFF-SHORE DRILLING: Congressman Leonard Lance voted lift President Obama's moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico while also speeding up the approval of off-shore oil leases and drilling permits that have been slowed by bureaucratic delays.

AGAINST EPA'S CAP & TRADE PLAN: Congressman Leonard Lance twice voted in favor of H.R. 910, the "Energy Tax Prevention Act" to stop the EPA from moving ahead with its planned climate change regulations.

AGAINST REGULATIONS THAT DRIVE UP ENERGY COSTS: Congressman Leonard Lance is working with fellow Energy and Commerce Committee members against needless federal regulations that stifle growth, kill jobs, and raise energy costs.


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