Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hill to President: Don't Veto Chance for Energy Exports, Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, Congressman French Hill (AR-2) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the President will veto legislation that would lift the ban on the export of crude oil from the United States:

“The President needs to rethink his position on ending the crude oil ban. Growing the American economy through energy exports is a strategy that Republicans—and many Democrats—believe will work. We are experiencing record highs in energy production, including in crude oil production, and exporting that crude oil will create new jobs for people in Arkansas and throughout the country. Additionally, lifting the ban will benefit our national security interests by giving our allies—particularly in Europe—an option for oil outside of the terror-centric states in the Persian Gulf. Mr. President, do not veto this chance for U.S. energy to grow American jobs, reduce our trade deficit, and strengthen our national security objectives.”

Additional Information
Congressman Hill is an original cosponsor of H.R. 702, which would lift the current ban on crude oil exports. This bill has 132 bipartisan cosponsors, and the House plans to vote to lift the crude oil ban later this month.

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