WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement applauding House passage of the Stop the War on Coal Act:
“President Obama’s war on coal claimed another 1,200 jobs this week, adding to the thousands of others that have been wiped out by an administration determined to put an end to coal-fired energy in America and ship the jobs that come with it overseas.
“At the same time that President Obama claims to support Republicans’ all-of-the-above energy policy, his administration is unleashing a barrage of excessive red tape that is shutting down power producers and mining operations, and devastating the families and communities that depend on them. These regulations mean fewer jobs and higher energy costs for all Americans, who are already paying the price for President Obama’s failed energy policies on everything from gas to groceries.
“Today, the House again stepped up to stop President Obama’s war on coal by passing legislation that reins in the administration’s most damaging new energy regulations and holds them accountable for the economic impact of several others. The Stop the War on Coal Act joins nearly 40 other bipartisan, House-passed energy and jobs bills that Senate Democrats continue blocking. President Obama has an opportunity to lead by calling on Senate Democrats to pass all of these bills to promote American energy, protect jobs, and help our economy get moving again.”