The Keystone XL pipeline has become a symbol of the president’s failed energy policies. By continuing to delay this project, the president is putting thousands of American jobs at risk and jeopardizing our access to Canada’s valuable oil supply. If the U.S. doesn’t move quickly to get Keystone XL built, we risk losing access to this important North American energy resource to other energy-hungry nations like China.
H.R. 2218 RETAINS THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES USED TO CRAFT THE ORIGINAL MCKINLEY BILL (H.R. 2273 in the 112th Congress):
H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, addresses Obamacare’s broken promise to help those with pre-existing conditions by redirecting the law’s slush fund money, which has gone toward implementation of Obamacare’s core structure, to help sick patients.
The Energy Consumers Relief Act will help protect Americans from new billion-dollar Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that may increase energy prices and destroy jobs. The bill would ensure that there is greater transparency, interagency review, and oversight of EPA’s most expensive energy rules. Specifically, the legislation will:
The Keystone XL pipeline is a $7 billion private-sector infrastructure project that will bring thousands of jobs and greater energy security to America, but this landmark jobs and energy project has been tied up in regulatory review for over four years. While President Obama has not yet approved the project, even with the Presidential Permit, construction of the pipeline will likely be further delayed due to additional regulatory hurdles and legal challenges.
In the effort to avert across-the-board cuts to the nation’s armed forces and key priorities, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has identified nearly $100 billion in savings over the next decade as part of the Spending Reduction Act of 2012, (H.R. 6684).