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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act:

“American energy producers are enlivened by the innovative spirit that America needs to thrive in the 21st century. But production is just one part of the larger puzzle of America’s success. Currently, our infrastructure and policies lag way behind. Though new advances in technology have paved the way for America’s ascendance as the top oil and gas producer in the world, we are neither transporting nor using that energy effectively. We need infrastructure that can move the energy we have to where it needs to be. We need improved electrical grid security to keep power flowing stably to our homes and businesses. We need to use our great energy abundance to help our allies who currently rely on power from foreign aggressors by lifting the oil export ban and speeding the review of natural gas export permits. Chairman Upton’s (MI-06) far-reaching bill does all that and more, allowing our energy to power America’s success in the 21st century.”