Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement following the passage of H.R. 3408, the Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act, a bill that creates jobs and promotes an all-of-the-above energy policy:
“Our nation has a vast supply of energy resources, which have yet to be developed. At a time when Americans are paying higher prices at the pump, the President should support the exploration of American resources, enacting policies that will decrease our dependence of foreign oil. Due to the recent decision to delay the Keystone XL Pipeline project, it remains clear that the President’s failed policies are marking our economy much worse.
“In sharp contrast to the Administration’s actions, House Republicans are committed to an all-of-the-above energy policy which will promote job creation through private sector growth. The passage of the PIONEERS Act will grant the ability to move forward with the Keystone XL Pipeline, a project that will create over 100,000 jobs and lay the groundwork for American energy independence. I urge my colleagues in the Senate to take immediate action on this legislation, as well as the dozens of other job creation bills which have been passed in the House with bi-partisan support, and help put American families back to work.”