Offshore Energy and Jobs Act
H.R. 2231 - Roll Call 304
Liberty for All's PositionThis bill would expand U.S. offshore energy production that could create as many as 1 million jobs and would continue to reduce energy costs. Liberty For All strongly supports expanded domestic energy production and this bill would spur economic recovery while lessening our nation's dependence on foreign energy sources. Higher energy prices inflate the cost of goods, especially with respect to food and logistics. This often has a substantial effect on the poorest Americans as they can seldom afford higher prices for gas and food. In addition to helping the everyday consumer, this bill more equitably spreads revenue from the federal government back to the states whose resources are being used. It is an important first step in increasing our domestic oil supply, lowering costs, and reducing our dependent on foreign oil.