Denham votes on energy-related bills to reduce dependence on foreign oil

Washington, DC - Rep. Jeff Denham, member of the Natural Resources Committee and the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), voted today to complete passage of three energy bills that will expand American energy production, create jobs and lower gasoline prices by reversing Obama Administration policies that have placed our country’s energy resources off-limits, according to a anews release from his office.

Denham co-sponsored all three bills, H.R. 1229, H.R. 1230 and H.R. 1231, that passed through the House today furthering an effort by House Republicans to reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Rising gas prices have not only caused pain at the pump but have severely impacted the Central Valley’s agriculture and tourism industries., according to the news release. Please see the following statement from Representative Denham’s speech on the House Floor (http://bit.ly/jzkNxa).

Rep. Denham Floor Speech On H.R. 1231 And The Need To Lower Gas Prices - VIDEO: http://bit.ly/jzkNxa

Denham: Gas Prices Hindering Tourism, Farming and Families in California’s 19th District

Denham: “It is not just tourism, if you go to one of the farms in my district, diesel gas has gone up. If you are frustrated about paying higher gas prices wait until you start paying higher grocery prices because in California’s great Ag economy the prices are going up. In fact some crops are going to stay in the field this year simply because we cannot afford to have the gas to bring them to market. Parent’s feeling the same thing you know I was going to swim practice over the weekend talking to parents frustrated about just being able to get their kids to go to school every day. You think this bill won’t do something for gas prices? Its common sense to know that if we’ve got a greater supply here in our great nation, gas prices are going to go down; we want American jobs. We want to be self-reliant.”