Dec 03 2015
Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY05) voted for the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8), to modernize the Nation's outdated energy policies.
"We need an all of the above energy policy that will put our people back to work, keep our energy rates low and strengthen our energy security," said Rogers. "The energy policies of this Administration have failed the American people and no one has felt the damaging impacts more than in Kentucky's Appalachian region. We've lost more than 9,000 coal mining jobs since 2009, devastating our small rural communities. It's time to retool and redouble our efforts as the top global energy producer."
The four main components of the energy bill include: modernizing energy infrastructure, protecting the electricity system, strengthening energy security and diplomacy, and improving energy efficiency and government accountability.
The legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives and now heads to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
Click here to review the North American Security and Infrastructure Act
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter, Instagram or on Facebook.