API President and CEO Jack Gerard has congratulated US Senators Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore, on their new committee chairmanships.
‘Senator Landrieu’s chairmanship arrives at a critical moment for US energy policy,’ said Gerard. ‘With her strong support, the people of Louisiana have played a major role in America’s energy revolution, and her deep understanding of energy issues will continue to serve her well as chairman. We look forward to working with Senator Landrieu on smart policies that will strengthen American energy security and harness the full economic potential of domestic oil and natural gas production.’
Landrieu will take the gavel in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which oversees some of Washington’s most high profile energy issues.
‘Senator Wyden has shown a keen interest in emerging energy issues, and we will continue to engage in a constructive dialogue with him in his newest role,’ said Gerard. ‘America is in the midst of an energy revolution that is driving job creation, but higher taxes on energy could hurt production, cost jobs, and reduce revenue to the government.’
Wyden will chair the Senate Finance Committee, responsible for crafting tax policy.
Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.
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