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Congressman Ken Buck

Representing the 4th District of Colorado

Buck Votes to Improve Access to Affordable Energy

January 21, 2015
Press Release


Contact: Katherine Rosario, 202-226-8414

Washington – Today, the House voted to pass H.R. 161, the Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS).

H.R. 161 will help provide the infrastructure necessary to deliver affordable energy to American households and businesses. It will also help modernize the federal review process for natural gas pipeline permit applications.

"I want to do everything I can to lower energy prices for hard-working American families. Families in Colorado and across the country who need to heat their homes in the winter and cool them in the summer will save money if this bill becomes law. Natural gas is an important source for electricity generation, and the burdensome regulations currently in place needlessly slow the permitting process for natural gas pipelines. This bill modernizes our energy infrastructure and stabilizes the permitting process,” said Congressman Ken Buck.

He continued, “Colorado produces an abundance of natural gas. Our prices are held artificially low, hurting Coloradans when we can’t deliver our product to market quickly and efficiently. This bill will help create more jobs in rural Colorado by dealing with this issue. It is a common sense solution the Senate should pass and the President should sign into law."

Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

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