I believe the best way to confront our country’s energy challenges is by adopting an “all of the above” energy policy that takes aggressive steps towards reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy. Federal incentives and coordinated research in developing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are a critical component of solving our energy problems. Furthermore, we must take advantage of the natural resources available to us here at home. Domestic energy production creates jobs and boosts our economy.
I have and will continue to oppose efforts to impose harmful regulations, taxes and fines that will kill jobs in America and raise energy prices for hard working families. Economists across the board agree that cap-and-trade regulations would result in significant job losses and dramatic increases in gasoline prices. I will not place these additional burdens on my constituents.