Bipartisan Energy Bill Would Prepare Country for Energy Challenges and Opportunities
‘This is bipartisan legislation that provides a common-sense approach to help Americans produce more energy, pay less for energy, and save energy — all without raising taxes or adding to the deficit.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Energy Policy Modernization Act:
“The Senior Senator from Alaska knows that reform is urgently needed to modernize America’s energy policies for a new era with new challenges and new opportunities.
“The Energy Committee, under her leadership, has worked hard this past year to achieve that aim.
“The committee convened listening sessions.
“The committee held oversight hearings.
“The committee worked hard and worked across the aisle, focusing on areas of common ground that can move our country forward.
“That constructive and collaborative process ultimately resulted in broad, bipartisan energy legislation, the Energy Policy Modernization Act.
“It cleared committee with the support of more than 80% of Senators — Republicans and Democrats alike — including the top Energy Committee Republican, the Senator from Alaska, and the top Energy Committee Democrat, the Senator from Washington.
“Both recognize the importance of preparing our country for the energy challenges of today and the energy opportunities of tomorrow.
“They’re also committed bill managers.
“I ask colleagues to continue working with them if they have amendments.
“This is bipartisan legislation that provides a common-sense approach to help Americans produce more energy, pay less for energy, and save energy — all without raising taxes or adding to the deficit.
“Let’s keep working to move the process forward.
“Let’s keep working to pass this bipartisan bill.”
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