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Bridget Johnson


June 13, 2012 - 3:54 pm

House Republicans are likely to bring a package of energy bills to the floor for a vote next week, turning Congress’ focus back to a topic that hasn’t been predominantly on President Obama’s lips as of late.

The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act is a package of bills — all of which passed out of committee with bipartisan support — intended to spur job growth while lowering energy costs. The package is being introduced by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.); his Strategic Energy Production Act of 2012, which would require the administration to formulate a plan for new energy leases on federal land with production output equal any oil sapped from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, is one of the seven bills included.

It was announced last week on the heels of a multi-state blitz by the GOP’s House Energy Action Team, led Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Here’s a video from that trip, made by McCarthy’s team, delving into the North Dakota energy boom.

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Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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