It is our responsibility in Congress to establish a coherent national energy policy. I believe an “all-of-the-above” energy policy that leads to our nation’s energy independence and away from foreign oil is the only option. Fossil fuel, nuclear, hydropower and other renewables need to be in the mix. With a 30 percent increase in the demand of electricity by 2035, our nation must diversify and increase its energy production. The only way is to allow the free market to pick the energy sources that are the safest and most cost-efficient without undue market-distorting subsidies.
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Washington D.C. —Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive action on energy:
“President Trump’s energy executive order today is a welcome sign to our energy sector and all who work to power America. Our economy and the world runs on energy in various forms. The last administration loaded countless regulations on the back of our economy and that crippled America’s energy industry. Today’s executive order reverses the harm done by misguided overregulation.
Washington D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted yes on H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act. H.R. 8 will help make sure America remains the leader in energy production; modernizing our energy infrastructure, protect our electricity system, strengthen our energy security, and improve the nation’s energy efficiency and government accountability. Congressman Yoho released the following statement after his vote:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act. The Ratepayer Protection Act delays the deadline to comply with carbon dioxide emissions rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) until judicial review is finalized. The bill also does not require states to implement a plan if there is an adverse effect on ratepayers or the reliability of a state’s electricity system.
Congressman Yoho gave the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 2028—Fiscal Year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations. The legislation provides annual funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy (DOE), and other related agencies. H.R. 2028 invests in America's infrastructure, helps achieve energy independence, and cuts the Administration’s red tape.
Congressman Yoho gave the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) voted to create jobs by voting in favor of H.R. 5682 – To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. The bipartisan bill passed easily by a vote of 252 – 161. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after the vote.
Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) offered two amendments to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act -H.R. 4923. His first amendment would limit the administration’s ability to create and enforce rules that would increase the cost of electricity and decrease the U.S. grid’s reliability. Chairman Simpson (R-Idaho) expressed appreciation and a willingness to work with Congressman Yoho in including similar language in the final bill.
Washington, DC – Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of HR 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act. The bill creates a more modern and efficient cross-border approval process for oil pipelines, natural gas pipelines, and electrical transmission lines that cross United States borders. The modernized approval process will remove regulatory obstacles that are often costly and stand between consumers and affordable energy.
This week, Congressman Yoho voted in favor of the FY 14 Consolidated Approprations Act.
Congressman Yoho Sends Letter to Senator Reid Urging Vote on Keystone Pipeline
WASHINGTON--Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03) sent a letter today to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) urging him to follow through with a vote in the U.S. Senate on authorization for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, who represents parts of North Central Florida, doubled down on his support of the Keystone XL Pipeline this week, comparing it to one of the great infrastructure investments in American history.
Explaining his vote on Wednesday in favor of HR 3, which removes the need for presidential approval to build the pipeline, Yoho argued that Keystone XL would create jobs and help the economy. Yoho also took aim at President Barack Obama for opposing it.