Last night’s bipartisan vote in favor of H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Acts was a big step in the right direction for domestic energy production. This is important to manufacturers because this measure will expand our domestic energy supply and create new, high paying jobs that will help in our economic recovery.
This legislation eliminates needless regulations that have resulted in endless litigation and prolonged delays in energy exploration and production off the coast of Alaska. With these barriers removed, job creators can finally get out of the courtrooms and back to their rigs.
The Senate has introduced companion legislation which has already received bipartisan support, and the backing of manufacturers.
Manufacturers played an important role in passage of this bill by placing a full page ad in Roll Call and also sending a Key Vote letter to members of Congress in support of H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act.
Now all eyes turn to the Senate, where both of Alaska’s Senators have been vocal in their support of this measure.