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Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Jim Renacci (OH-16) once again voted in support of a bill that aims to create jobs and spur domestic energy production. H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act, passed the House by a vote of 253 – 166. A component of the House Republican American Energy Initiative, the bill was created to eliminate needless permitting delays that have stalled energy production opportunities off the coast of Alaska. Congressman Renacci released the following statement following the passage of this legislation:

“In recent years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entrenched itself deeper and deeper into the private sector, adding layers of burdensome government regulations that are making it more difficult for American businesses to survive.  Since day one, the Republican-led Congress has been focused on rolling back the size and scope of government in an effort to foster an environment conducive to job creation. Through the American Energy Initiative, we hope to help address high gas prices, promote private sector job growth and expand our domestic energy supply. The bill that passed the House today will help advance our nation’s energy independence by eliminating permitting delays and opening access to sources of American oil—while also helping to create and sustain more than 54,000 jobs. I will continue to ensure that America’s natural resources are utilized to their fullest potential and continue to support legislation targeted at growing the economy and expanding our energy supply.”

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