WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4899, Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act of 2014, which will cut the red tape that hinders American oil and natural gas production, opening access to America’s vast energy resources.
“For the past five years, American families have watched their wallets emptied from escalating gas prices. And today the House has acted to help them. We have the ability to produce more American oil and natural gas – reducing our dependence on foreign oil and putting more money back into people’s pockets. So let’s do it. Let’s unlock America’s offshore drilling areas. Let’s ease the pain at the pump for people all across this country. And let’s get Americans back to work so they can bring home higher paychecks. I applaud Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA) for leading us all in saying ‘yes’ to American energy – and helping the American people because of it.”