Fitzpatrick: President's Plan Misses Energy Opportunity

Jun 25, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Energy
Fitzpatrick: President's Plan Misses Energy Opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) delivered these remarks following President Obama’s policy speech on energy and climate change:

“Our economy continues to struggle- nearly 12 million of our fellow Americans remain out of work.

Why, then, does the president still insist on standing in the way of creating new jobs by expanding America’s energy sector using all of our valuable resources- water, wind, solar, gas and oil?

An ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy is what America needs to grow our economy, to create real American jobs, and to strengthen our national security. What we don’t need is more government regulation and other interference from Washington- but it looks like that’s all this administration is prepared to offer.

House Republicans have a plan to make the most of all of America’s energy resources. We’ve already passed legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, and this week our Offshore Energy and Jobs Act is another part of that plan. It’s a commonsense solution, and it’s what the American people deserve.”

Watch Congressman Fitzpatrick’s speech on the House floor here:


Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.