Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Votes To Streamline Cross Border Permitting For Energy Facilities

Jun 24, 2014
Press Release

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. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after casting his vote.

“This bill implements a standardized approval process for cross-border energy projects that is fair and will bring certainty to the regulatory structure. Hardworking American families have been dealing with higher energy prices for too long. This bill is a step in the right direction in alleviating the burden of high-energy costs. Streamlining the system is good for America, our economy, and for those who are looking for work. This vote today was a vote to help create jobs and assist Congress in restraining the President from legislating with his pen.”


Congressman Ted Yoho serves on the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees. He represents North Florida’s 3rd Congressional District