Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

Turner Statement on House E&C's Bipartisan Approval of The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act

Apr 30, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), released a statement following the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s bipartisan approval of H.R. 6, The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act.

“Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee took an important step to increase exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) and help provide our allies with alternative and reliable sources of energy.

It has become increasingly clear that many of our European partners are incredibly vulnerable toward Russian natural gas exports. As we have unfortunately seen in Ukraine, Russia will continue to wield its energy monopoly as a political and economic weapon.

The Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act sends a signal that the United States is serious about helping our allies diversify their energy resources and reach long-term energy security.

Increasing U.S. natural gas exports will expand global supplies, enhance competition in the marketplace, and provide our allies with greater choice, helping to curb the use of energy as a political weapon.  

I urge the President and his Administration to follow the leadership of the House and support this critical legislation.”

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