House Moves Forward on Critical Energy Overhaul Legislation

Michi Iljazi

December 4, 2015

Energy policy is one of the most important components to the United States economy, impacting taxpayers and businesses everyday. Congress has been working to pass a comprehensive energy bill that makes critical reforms to the system and this week lawmakers finally moved forward with legislation. Yesterday, by a vote of 249-174the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8) was approved by the House and will soon move over the Senate. While President Obama has already issued a veto threat of Rep. Fred Upton’s (R-Mich.) bill that lifts the decades-old ban on crude oil exports, TPA sent a letter this week urging Congress to pass the legislation.

Read the letter below:

December 2, 2015

Dear Representative:

The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), representing millions of taxpayers across the country, writes in support of H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act. This legislation would fast track the approval process for LNG exports, facilitate national energy security corridors (e.g., pipelines) on federal lands, and make necessary improvements that will help to protect the grid. All of these will be beneficial to taxpayers and the economy.

America’s energy sector is one of the key drivers of the economy, and as such, it is important that this legislation passes Congress so that the industry will continue to create jobs and encourage overall economic growth.

TPA urges all members of the House to support H.R. 8, so that the United States can continue to encourage innovation and growth in our energy sector, while making sure to protect all Americans with improvements to critical energy infrastructure.


David Williams