Our nation’s dependence on foreign is as crippling to national security as our long-term debt obligations. The House has passed a number of commonsense measures to expand the domestic production of energy in a safe way, and we need to continue to move towards 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 Keystone XL Pipeline, for example, is an important project that helps create jobs and increase our domestic energy production. Additionally, he believes that we should work with state officials to allow responsible mining, which would stimulate economic growth while still protecting the environment.