Congressman Ryan Praises Passage of Common Sense Energy Legislation
WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 351, the LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, by a bipartisan vote of 277—133. First District Congressman Paul Ryan voted in favor of this important legislation that will reduce unnecessary road blocks for approving LNG export stations. Upon passage, Congressman Ryan offered the following statement:
“America is on the cusp of an energy renaissance. Thanks to recent breakthroughs in technology, we are now the top natural gas producer in the world, and we should do all we can to seize this opportunity.
“This bipartisan bill will do just that by streamlining the approval process for building new LNG export stations. These export stations will create new customers for American-made natural gas, which will help create more jobs right here in America. This bill will also help our allies lessen their dependence on unstable energy supplies in hostile countries like Russia and Iran.
“If the president is serious about creating jobs and helping working families, he’ll join our bipartisan cause to expedite these commonsense, job-creating projects.”