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Domestic Energy and Jobs Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. CANSECO. Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman from Colorado for yielding time.

High energy prices are having a negative impact on our economy and on our family budgets. But don't take my word for it. This is what my constituents have told me firsthand.

There's David from Castroville, Texas, who wrote:

As a self-employed carpenter, gas prices for a large truck cut into my profits. It is madness that the USA is not oil and gas independent. Energy independence is essential for our economy to grow and protect our freedom.

Another constituent, Ray, stated:

I'm a retired engineer and planned to travel with my wife this summer but had to curtail these plans because of the high cost of gasoline. This has cut deeply into my retirement pay and I'm spending more time at home because of gasoline prices.

Mr. Chairman, this isn't rhetoric from Washington insiders, but input from working-class Americans who are struggling to make ends meet. I urge my colleagues to support the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act in order to increase energy production, eliminate red tape, and create jobs.


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