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Public Statements

Domestic Energy and Jobs Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. DUNCAN of South Carolina. I thank the chairman.

There can be no national security without energy security. Let that sink in. There can be no national security without energy security.

House Republicans support a truly all-of-the-above energy policy, not one put forth by the Obama administration and House Democrats, which basically is an all-of-the-above, except for X, Y, and Z, policy, which blows through Americans' hard-earned tax dollars by chasing phantom solutions to our energy needs with companies like Solyndra. ``All of the above'' means opening up Federal lands for energy production and exploration, and it puts Americans to work.

Americans simply need to look to one western State to see a microcosm of what America could be with an energy-driven economy. That State is North Dakota. When you get off the plane in North Dakota, they give you a job whether you need one or not. They're approaching a zero percent unemployment rate--zero. It is an energy-driven economy. It is the microcosm of what this Nation could be if we would pursue an energy-driven economy.

Energy from Federal lands could be a reality. Energy from the Outer Continental Shelf could be a reality if we would embrace opening up American resources for production, which is like the folks in North Dakota have done on State and private lands. This is good policy for America. Energy policy works.


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