Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN) voted in support of H.R. 4480, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, which passed the House 248-163. Following passage of H.R. 4480, Congressman Black issued this statement:
"As a cosponsor of the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, I am very pleased the House passed this common-sense legislation that will reduce energy costs, spur economic growth and create jobs. By removing unwarranted government roadblocks to domestic energy production and supply, America will be able to fully realize the economic and national security benefits of a real 'all-of-the-above' energy plan. Increasing production of American energy will lead to lower oil imports from unstable foreign countries. In turn, this will result in more jobs and money at home in America to help rebuild our economy.
"The passage of this legislation marks the latest of more than 30 House-passed jobs bills that await consideration in the Democrat-controlled Senate. If the Senate Democrats are serious about helping the 13 million unemployed Americans get back to work, they will pass this bill and the many other jobs bills that have been stalled in the Senate for months. It's long past time for the Senate to get to work," said Congressman Black.