Rep. Ken Buck, along with the U.S. House of Representatives, voted Wednesday to pass HR 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan.
The resolution will help provide the infrastructure necessary to deliver affordable energy to American households and businesses. It also will help modernize the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permit applications, according to a news release from Buck.
The vote in the House was 253-169 in favor of the bill. President Barack Obama announced earlier this week that he planned to veto the bill if it passes in the Senate.
“I want to do everything I can to lower energy prices for hard-working American families,” Buck said in the release. “Natural gas is an important source for electricity generation, and the burdensome regulations currently in place needlessly slow the permitting process for natural gas pipelines. This bill modernizes our energy infrastructure and stabilizes the permitting process.”
According to Buck the bill will help create more jobs in rural Colorado by making it easier to deliver product to market quickly and efficiently.
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