House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today released the following statement on H.R. 1900, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act. This bill modernizes the natural gas pipeline permitting review process by establishing firm timelines for the review of such applications.
"With the passage of the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, the House has passed three bipartisan bills this week to cut red-tape, develop domestic energy resources, and reduce energy costs for American families. Hardworking middle class Americans shouldn't have to choose between heating their homes or putting groceries on the table because energy prices are too high. The House is committed to ensuring affordable energy for middle class families across our country and the Senate should join us toward that end by taking action on these three bipartisan bills without delay. I thank Congressman Pompeo, Chairman Upton, and the Energy and Commerce Committee for their hard work on this bill as we continue our efforts to ensure affordable, reliable energy for all Americans."