House Republican Leader Steve Womack: Congress ‘Going to Waste No Time’ Trying to Fix the Pipeline Logjam

It’s going to take a massive political strike to end the pipeline logjam in Washington. Thankfully, Congress is going to waste no time trying to fix it. Some of my colleagues are behind a…

House Republican Leader Steve Womack: Congress 'Going to Waste No Time' Trying to Fix the Pipeline Logjam

It’s going to take a massive political strike to end the pipeline logjam in Washington.

Thankfully, Congress is going to waste no time trying to fix it.

Some of my colleagues are behind a bill that would resolve many of the problems associated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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Recently, Amazon.com asked the U.S. Postal Service to reduce the shipping rates it pays for packaging materials, and its rate was recently increased by $700 million. In an effort to save on costs, Amazon, Google, Facebook and others ship their stuff with mountain-sized steel containers, many of which require at least a week to unload and re-assemble.

I introduced legislation to help address this cost issue. The Secure American Jobs Act would mandate the USPS provide affordable shipping rates when offering services to Amazon and others. This legislation would address the “cotton-totch” “cotton-to-text” crisis.

It also provides Congress with the opportunity to give coal companies a tax break with the sole purpose of encouraging them to increase production. There are currently 114 million tons of unmet coal needs remaining to be met. With a bill like this, the federal government can pick up at least half of that tab, and their help can spur even more coal activity and reduce other environmental burdens on coal consumers.

With a bill like this, the federal government can pick up at least half of that tab, and their help can spur even more coal activity and reduce other environmental burdens on coal consumers.

New numbers show that more than 135,000 members and their families have signed my “Boxers/Burritos Take It On the Chin” petition to save the cotton bag. This petition is a successful alternative to campaign bankrolling the Democrats and D.C. swamp politicians for which I have no confidence, and more importantly, no future.

Removing the threat of the bin Laden tax and the increasing job losses at Amazon can give consumers the certainty they deserve. Since it’s taxpayer dollars, these jobs are going to come back to the U.S. and create jobs along the path.

I also introduced legislation to improve the Ethanol section of the Renewable Fuel Standard. This legislation seeks to add new domestic oil refineries to the process of ethanol production and production. Just last week, along with sixteen other Senators, I released a joint letter which I sent to the White House to express my opposition to the Administration’s actions in a comment as to why we shouldn’t support imports of all foreign oil into the United States.

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Trucking companies and small businesses should also not be reliant on the government for their fuel. H.R. 2818, the Small Business Toolbox Act, encourages trucking companies to improve efficiency by accessing proven technology to reduce the fuel we waste.

We’re not going to stop every single crisis in Washington, or solve every single job one by one. But I do believe that we should act as we promised to pass: consistently, effectively and with integrity. We need to choose honesty over loghesity and the American people need to know we’re not going to back down on the public interest.

While the coming months will be full of plenty of great stuff to choose from, I believe this is about as good as it gets.

For a breakdown of my positions on key issues, visit my website.

Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) represents the 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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