This week, Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) voted in favor of three bills to encourage job creation and economic growth through responsible domestic energy production. The bills -- the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, the Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act of 2013, and theProtecting States' Rights to Promote American Energy Security Act-- address multiple forms of energy production, reflecting Rep. Hall's commitment to true "all-of-the-above" energy solutions.
"At a time when so many Americans are struggling, it is my goal to help people achieve personal security -- first and foremost, security with their jobs and their finances," said Hall. "One of the best ways we can encourage job creation and economic growth is through the pursuit of all-of-the-above energy solutions that utilize the abundant resources we have in our own backyard. New energy production not only would create much-needed job opportunities, but also would lower energy costs for families and provide relief at the gas pumps and in the pocketbooks of hardworking taxpayers."
Hall continued, "The three House bills passed this week hold the EPA accountable and would modernize the application process for several forms of energy by establishing firm timelines and removing unnecessary red tape. This would allow for more efficient and effective development of America's natural resources, and would also move our country toward energy independence."
"The President has an opportunity to join Republicans in pursuit of true "all-of-the-above' energy solutions that would revitalize America's economy and create jobs -- these are the top priorities of my constituents and the majority of Americans."