Mrs. BLACKBURN. My constituents are asking me this question: What does this administration have against expanding energy production?
More American energy means more American jobs. We all know that that is true. It also would mean lower energy costs, stronger national security, and a boost to our economy, a boost that we badly need with 12 million Americans out of work. Yet the President has seemed to stymie the energy sector at every single turn. We're going to give him the opportunity to change that record as we bring another bill forward that would approve moving forward with the northern route of the Keystone pipeline.
Now, we all know that burdensome overregulation by this administration has caused energy output domestically on our Federal lands to decrease significantly--about 30 percent. It hampers our ability to be productive.