Victims' Rights Caucus


Washington, Dec. 2 -


Mr. Speaker, I recently received this email from John (Pierce) of Houston, giving the pulse of Texans:

ìAs one of the 9.2 million people whose livelihood is supported by Americaís oil and natural gas industry, I am troubled by recent calls to raise taxes on our industry, one of the few bright spots in the American economy.

Despite an economic slowdown, the oil and natural gas industry is creating jobs and can create many more.

As Washington focuses on improving our struggling economy, Congress has an opportunity to take our economy in a new direction-one that leads to economic growth and energy security.

By promoting policies that encourage domestic oil and natural gas production, we can create 1.4 million much-needed jobs and generate $800 billion in additional government revenue by 2030.î

Mr. Speaker, John, a person that works for a living, understands better than Washington elitists that our God given natural resources should be used to create jobs for Americans.

Time to stop sending American money and jobs to the Middle Eastern countries to buy their natural resources and start supporting American energy workers and American businesses.

And thatís just the way it is.