Members Urge Support for LNG Exports, Say #Yes2Energy and Jobs

June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today kicked off debate on H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. The legislation is a commonsense, bipartisan solution to expedite the export of U.S. natural gas to our allies by eliminating red tape and forcing the Department of Energy to issue timely approvals. By increasing the export of natural gas, the U.S. could create hundreds of thousands of jobs and improve our trade balance while reducing our allies’ dependence on hostile exporters like Russia.

Bipartisan members took to the House floor to tout the many domestic and geopolitical benefits of U.S. LNG exports and expressed strong support for the bill. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), author of H.R 6, launched today’s debate on his bill, stating, “It’s a sensible and workable solution to the current regulatory bottleneck. It’s an answer to a call from our allies for energy security. It is time to help our friends abroad. It is time to create jobs here at home.” 

Watch Gardner’s full remarks on H.R. 6 HERE.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) added, “Because of advances in technology and innovation, we are now entering a new era of abundance, and America is emerging as an energy superpower. We can enjoy the domestic benefits of being an energy superpower while also projecting our influence as a force for good abroad. The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act allows us to do both. This commonsense bill says yes to jobs and yes to energy.”

Watch Upton’s full remarks on H.R. 6 HERE.

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