On Tax Extenders, Republican Promises Ring Hollow

When Paul Ryan accepted the gavel as Speaker of the House, he stated:
“Neither the members nor the people are satisfied with how things are going. We need to make some changes, starting with how the House does business.”
Yet it didn’t take long for those words to ring hollow, as the Republicans are again in the midst of a backroom deal that will benefit those with the least amount of power in Washington. Republican leadership is reportedly on the verge of giving Nancy Pelosi and...
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Key Vote: Yes on Amendments to H.R. 8

  • 12/01/15
  • AEA
  • Oil Exports
This week, Congress will consider H.R. 8, the House energy bill. Known as the “Architecture of Abundance,” this legislation aims to tackle numerous energy-related issues. Two amendments to this bill could significantly help American families. An amendment offered by Reps. Barton, Cuellar, McCaul, and Flores would lift the current ban on oil exports. Another amendment by Reps. DeSantis, Walker, Bridenstine, and Duncan (SC)  would repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Both amendments...
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Key Vote: Yes on Lifting Oil Export Ban

  • 09/30/15
  • AEA
  • Oil Exports
Congress will soon vote on H.R. 702, a bill to lift the ban on oil exports. The American Energy Alliance supports ending the oil export ban and urges all Members of Congress vote in favor for H.R. 702. The oil export ban is an outdated and economically damaging policy. The statute is a relic from the 1970s. Technological advances, specifically in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, have given way to a domestic oil boom. Since 2008, U.S. oil production has increased more than 80...
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