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GOP Energy Report Card, 2015

Last year, when Republicans gained a decisive edge in both houses of Congress, I made predictions as to the six energy-policy changes we could expect—as the two parties have very different views on energy issues.

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The Omnibus Spending Package: Good Energy Policy, Bad Energy Policy

The decades-old legislation that prevented American producers from exporting oil is officially overturned despite previous presidential threats to veto a bill to lift the oil export ban. That’s good policy. However, to get the support of “reluctant Democrats,” The Economist

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Beyond the Bickering, Bill Lifting Oil-Export Ban Wins Bipartisan Support

Americans are sick of the bickering in Washington and want both parties to cooperate and get something done. Friday, October 9, offered proof that this can still happen. The house passed H.R. 702, the bill to lift the decades old oil export ban—with 26 Democrats joining the majority of Republicans and voting for it.

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Conaway Promotes End of ‘Outdated,’ Job-Costing Oil Export Ban

Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) urged the end of the oil export ban during Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address. Transcript as Follows: “These days, you’re hearing a lot about America’s energy boom, about how it’s creating jobs and revitalizing industries.  Much of

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Not All Energy Created Equal

Congress has taken action that actually advances free markets and limits government intrusion.

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Oil and Gas Exports—One Policy Change, Many Benefits

“Businesses that sell to foreign markets put more people to work in high-quality jobs, offering more Americans the chance to earn a decent wage,” claimed the Obama administration’s Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in a March 18 Wall Street Journal