Provided by Congresswoman Barbara Comstock
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock today announced that she is participating in the 2015 Offshore Energy Tour with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in South Louisiana.
Participating in the 2015 Offshore Energy Tour with Majority Whip Scalise and Congresswoman Comstock are: Reps. Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Paul Cook (R-CA), Gene Green (D-TX), Tim Walberg (R-MI), Mimi Walters (R-CA), and Ryan Zinke (R-MT).
“In 2010, I introduced legislation in the Virginia General Assembly on offshore drilling which was incorporated into the Virginia offshore drilling bill which passed on a bipartisan basis. Not only will drilling help our overall energy security, but it will also provide a much needed revenue stream for transportation funds in Northern Virginia under that legislation. We now need administration support and additional legislation that will allow Virginia to move forward with this opportunity to become the East Coast Capitol for offshore drilling. I am looking forward to the Louisiana Offshore Energy Tour with my colleagues to view the infrastructure and technology needed to produce energy in a safe and efficient way in the deep waters of the Outer Continental Shelf.”
“The Louisiana Offshore Energy Tour is a great opportunity for Congressional Members to see first-hand the technology and expertise involved in safely producing American energy in the deep waters of the Outer Continental Shelf,” Rep. Scalise said. “Each year I lead this tour, Members of Congress return with a deeper understanding of the technology and skill involved in offshore energy production. We also will meet with energy industry leaders to discuss more ways to increase energy production so we can achieve American energy security.
“I am honored that Congresswoman Comstock will be joining me for the seventh annual Offshore Energy Tour. American offshore energy production is vital to growing our national economy, creating good-paying jobs and strengthening our national security. It is a crucial part of an all-of-the-above national energy strategy that we fight for in Congress.”