Skip to comments.American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act
Posted on 11/17/2011 5:29:16 PM PST by BOBWADE
Congressman Boehner, GOP Committee Leaders Highlight American Energy Production & Infrastructure Jobs Bill
Nov 17, 2011
Washington- At a press conference today, Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester), Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL), Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA), Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) announced that House Republicans will soon unveil legislation the American Jobs & Infrastructure Act linking expanded American energy production to high-priority infrastructure projects. This bill is another part of the Republican Plan for Americas Job Creators, and will support long-term job creation by removing government barriers to energy production to pay for improvements to Americas roads and bridges. Following are video and highlights from Congressman Boehners remarks:
BOEHNER: AMERICAN JOBS & ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE ACT PERMANENTLY EXPANDS ENERGY PRODUCTION, PROVIDES FISCALLY-RESPONSIBLE FUNDING & REFORMS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS:
Thats why in the weeks ahead well be introducing another part of our jobs plan: the American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act. The bill will be given the designation of H.R. 7 when it is formally introduced. It will do two things to support long-term job growth: expand American energy production and use those revenues to repair and improve Americas roads and bridges.
Heres how the bill works: It will create millions of jobs by eliminating unnecessary barriers that prevent us from using our vast energy resources. Second, by expanding American energy production we can help lower fuel prices for American families and small businesses, and can provide a new revenue stream for infrastructure repair and improvement. And thirdly, the bill will include reforms that speed up the bureaucratic approvals that delay important infrastructure projects.
And finally, and most importantly, the bill will be fiscally responsible. The revenue will come from expanding American energy production not from higher taxes or from deficit spending. It will also include reforms that increase private-sector involvement in infrastructure. And there will be no earmarks. The House has already banned earmarks, and were going to make sure that highway dollars [that] are there are going to be used to deal with our infrastructure -- not frivolous pet projects.
BOEHNER: A COMMON GROUND PROPOSAL TO SUPPORT LONG-TERM JOB GROWTH, LOWER ENERGY PRICES & FUND HIGH-PRIORITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS:
And I think there is a lot of common ground between both parties on this issue. The House has already passed bipartisan legislation to stop policies that drive up energy prices and hurt production. The president says he wants more money for infrastructure. He also says he supports more American-made energy.
So instead of spending more tax dollars on another short-term stimulus that, in my opinion, I dont think will work, our bill links job-creating energy production and infrastructure together. I think it will help support long-term job growth, lower energy prices for families and small businesses, and provide more resources quickly for our highest priority infrastructure projects. Thats the opposite of stimulus. I think this is very good public policy, and Im hopeful the House will be able to act before the end of the year on this bill.
BOEHNER ON BIPARTISAN, HOUSE-PASSED JOBS BILLS AWAITING PRESIDENT OBAMAS SIGNATURE:
All year, Republicans have been working on creating a better environment for private-sector job growth. In May, we outlined our plan for American job creators, and over the course of this year weve passed dozens of bills - most of which are sitting in the United States Senate - that really will help get our economy moving again and get Americans back to work. Just last night we approved two of them. One of them repeals the IRS withholding tax on job creators. The other breaks down bureaucratic barriers that prevent American veterans from finding work. And both of these bills are on their way to the presidents desk for his signature.
BOEHNER: WE DONT NEED MORE SHORT-TERM STIMULUS, WE NEED TO...GET WASHINGTON OUT OF THE WAY:
These bills show that there can be common ground here in Washington when it comes to removing these barriers to job growth. But I think theres a lot more that we can do. We can also eliminate more obstacles to jobs find more common ground especially in the areas of energy production and infrastructure. We dont need more short-term stimulus gimmicks. We dont need more red tape. And we surely dont need higher taxes. What we need to do is get Washington out of the way, and free job creators from the shackles of a government that is always meddling and micromanaging our economy.
NOTE: Visit the Congressmans blog for a detailed summary of the American Jobs & Infrastructure Act, and learn more about Republicans Plan for Americas Job Creators at jobs.GOP.gov.
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Until the EPA and DOE are totally abolished, this is smoke and mirrors. Remember the promised multi-$billion spending cut that ended up $30 million?
I have been calling for this for months now.
This is REALLY cool! Jobs for energy production leads to money for road and bridge repair and expansion which in turn leads to more jobs. All leads to less cost on all Americans through less money spent on energy and heating and cooling the house
i'll try not to be pessimistic, but I'll believe this when i see it...
either it is just a smoke blowin email, or the senate will stonewall it...
if it gets to bambam, he'll kill it...or ifn he doesnt do via veto, he'll gut it with layers of beaurea babble...
ok, so maybe after watching politicians bald-faced lie for 40 yrs, when speaking of 'solutions' to problems that they themselves created, maybe i cant help being pessimistic...
Off course the Kenyan would never sign off on this bill. It goes against his administrations goals to do whatever they can to curtail any fossil fuel extractions in the USA.
Does that mean I get all the Taxes and Tolls back that I have been paying for YEARS that were SUPPOSED to be going to fix these SAME roads and Bridges that are falling apart?
Another freakin game by A-hole Politicians just trying to gain an advantage with one upmanship. Boner is a ASS.
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