Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), today on the House Floor highlighted his Expedited LNG for American Allies Act. The bill, which is the House companion to bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), seeks to help strengthen our strategic partnerships with key allies, reduce the trade deficit and boost job growth right here at home by streamlining the regulatory process to export natural gas to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, Japan and others. This bill is a modified version of the LNG for NATO Act, originally authored by Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and which Turner introduced as the House companion bill in the 112th Congress. Turner serves as the Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Increased natural gas exports would help reduce our trade deficit and create job opportunities for American workers. A recent Department of Energy-commissioned report found that increasing exports of natural gas would have positive economic benefits for our country.