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Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan

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Mr. NUNNELEE. I thank the chairman for yielding.

I rise in support of H.R. 6082, the Congressional Replacement of President Obama's Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan.

The President's lease plan for offshore energy resources is unacceptable. It would close 85 percent of our offshore areas to energy production and recovery. Just like the Keystone pipeline, this is just another example of an administration beholden to a radical environmental agenda.

We must be about safely and responsibly recovering American energy. We have available energy under our feet and off our shores. This plan does that by expanding offshore drilling into new areas, areas that contain the most oil and natural gas resources.

Our economy is still struggling. People are still looking for work. And this bill would generate $600 million in government revenue and at the same time, put tens of thousands of Americans back to work.

It's time that we choose jobs and energy security over left-wing ideology.

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