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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Tipton's Planning for American Energy Act Passes Out of Committee, Moves to House Floor

November 8, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) Planning for American Energy Act (H.R. 2907), a bill to set the United States on a path to developing a responsible, all-of-the-above energy strategy, has passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee and will now move to the House floor. The bill cleared the Committee with a vote of 17-13.

Speaking before the Committee, Tipton emphasized the need to set the United States on a path towards an all-of-the-above energy approach in order to better meet the changing energy needs of the American people, keep energy costs affordable, create more jobs, and strengthen national security.

Tipton said in part, “This legislation will set the United States on a more prosperous path for energy development, one that follows the most logical criteria: the needs of the American people.”

Watch Tipton’s full statement here. Get audio from his full statement here.

The Planning for American Energy Act would require the Energy Information Administration to project U.S. energy needs over the next thirty years and direct the Departments on the Interior and Agriculture to develop four-year energy production plans that include wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, oil, natural gas, coal, oil shale and minerals. The Planning for American Energy Act would preserve current environmental reviews and safeguards to support responsible development of all energy resources.

The Planning for American Energy Act passed the House with bipartisan support twice in the 113th Congress, as part of the Lowering Gasoline Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act (H.R. 4899) and the American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act (H.R. 2).  

Of his legislation passing out of committee, Tipton said, “Creating a viable energy future in our country must be a top priority, and I’m glad that my colleagues on the Natural Resources Committee agree. I look forward to seeing this important legislation pass through the full House soon.”