The Dallas Morning News | Tuesday, December 30, 2015 | Reps. Joe Barton & Steve Scalise
“Let us develop the resources of our land…”
These words, the beginning of a quotation of Daniel Webster, are emblazoned upon a plaque hung prominently in the House of Representatives’ chamber. They certainly hold true today as Republicans work to grow our economy, create good-paying jobs, make life more affordable for hardworking families and bolster America’s national security.
The fact is, America is blessed with tremendous energy resources, and whenever we responsibly develop these resources, the benefits flow to our people. Jobs, economic growth, making life more affordable and energy security — these are just some of the positive benefits hardworking taxpayers have enjoyed from American energy.
Throughout the Gulf Coast region, our oil and gas industry remains the heartbeat of our economy — an amazing success story that creates good-paying jobs by providing homegrown energy to America and our allies.
Read the full op-ed here.
Republican Rep. Joe Barton represents the 6th District of Texas. Republican Rep. Steve Scalise represents the 1st District of Louisiana.