Statement on President Obama’s U.S. Oil & Gas Drilling Announcement

Today, I released the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement to expand U.S. offshore oil and gas drilling:

I welcome the President’s decision to follow through on the previous Administration’s plans to expand areas previously off limits to domestic offshore production; however, the devil is in the details. We should not ignore promising areas off the Gulf of Mexico especially with the cost of gas increasing and job creation non-existent. Now is not the time for lip service. Nibbling around the edges will not increase our energy security. For the sake of our security and our economy, now is the time to give the American people access to domestic energy.


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