Energy

Our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and an aging infrastructure is almost as crippling to national security as are long-term debt obligations. The country needs to make responsible investments in our infrastructure and utilize an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach to energy policy that includes developing new alternative energy technologies while expanding our domestic oil and natural gas production. The House has passed a number of common-sense measures to expand the domestic production of energy in a safe way. Sean believes we should fast track the proposed Keystone Pipeline, which is estimated to create 20,000 manufacturing and construction jobs and 118,000 total jobs. It would transport more than 700,000 barrels of oil each day from Canada’s border to our refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, he believes that we should work with state officials to reform the permitting process allowing the possibility of a new iron ore mine in Northern Wisconsin. According to economic reports, the mine will generate billions of dollars in economic activity over its lifetime and create thousands of well-paying jobs.