Graves Supports Energy Infrastructure Legislation for Small Business Growth
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement in support of the North American Energy Infrastructure Act (H.R. 3301):
“Advances in technology and new market realities have greatly increased the energy production potential of the United States and its neighbors. In fact, the energy production sector has been one of the few job-creating bright spots in an otherwise feeble economy. However, the benefits of this energy bounty won’t be realized until government eliminates needless political meddling and bureaucratic inertia so that abundant North American energy can reach the market. Building the infrastructure to support North American energy development will improve our nation’s energy security, and create tens of thousands of high paying energy, construction and manufacturing jobs while also promoting stable energy prices.
“This week’s hearing in the Small Business Committee also addresses some of the challenges for small energy companies, and the role they can play in a changing energy paradigm.”###