News release from Congressman Marlin Stutzman:
Stutzman Votes for Lower Gas Prices and Job Creation
(Washington, D.C. – May 11, 2011) – With the high price of gas and the burden that places on Hoosiers, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03) voted today for H.R. 1229 the Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act. H.R. 1229 will expedite the approval process for drilling permits on the Outer Continental Shelf. It stipulates that the Department of the Interior has 60 days to respond to an application for a drilling permit.
Yesterday Congressman Stutzman spoke on the House floor as to the effects of gas prices on the people of the Third District:
“â€¦for many, this cost makes their total monthly expenditure for gas at or above their rent or mortgage payment,” stated Stutzman “especially in multi-vehicle households. When President Obama took office, we saw gas prices at a national average of $1.84 a gallon. Now we are told gas prices could be $5 by Memorial Day. We cannot continue the status quo and expect to alleviate our constituents’ burden. This is why, Mr. Speaker, I support H.R. 1229, the ‘Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act’ … (H.R. 1229) will help up us move away from our dependence on foreign oil by opening restrictions placed on the Outer Continental Shelf, allowing us to tap into our domestic resources. Doing this will provide jobs to more Americans and lower gas prices.”
More information on H.R. 1229 can be found at.
Congressman Stutzman’s floor speech can be found at his YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/repstutzman.
Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties; as well as parts of Allen and Elkhart counties.