House Passes Bill to Increase U.S. Energy Production
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Congressman Markwayne Mullin says he is pleased that the U.S. House has passed a bill intended to expand energy production in the United States.
The House on Thursday passed a bill that its sponsors say is aimed at reducing gasoline prices nationwide. Mullin is a co-sponsor. He says the bill is important for oil- and gas-rich states like Oklahoma.
The vote Thursday was 229-185.
A provision of the bill would also restructure the leasing process for federal lands.
Mullin said that, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill, if passed, would generate over $1 billion in new revenue over 10 years and could create up to 1.2 million jobs long-term.