WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement applauding House passage of H.R. 702, legislation to lift the 1975 ban on crude oil exports:

“It’s time to lift the outdated ban on selling America-made oil oversees.  Today’s vote shows there is bipartisan agreement that modernizing our energy policy in this way will increase workers’ incomes and benefit their families, create jobs, lower gas prices, and strengthen our economy.  It would also boost America’s influence around the world and help our friends and allies.  I hope President Obama and Senate Democrats will work with us and do the right thing for our country.”

NOTE: The Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance has completed a district-by-district analysis of jobs that would be created by lifting the ban. On Monday, 135 senior legislative leaders from 40 states and Puerto Rico sent a letter to Speaker Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in support of their efforts to end the federal ban on crude oil exports.

Others who have signed letters of support include:

America’s Natural Gas Alliance

American Commitment

American Council for Capital Formation

American Council of Engineering Companies

American Encore

American Energy Alliance

American Exploration & Production Council

American Maritime Congress

American Maritime Officers

American Maritime Officers Service

American Petroleum Institute

American Pipeline Contractors Association

American Rental Association

American Road and Transportation Builders Association

American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier LLC

American Supply Association

Americans for Competitive Enterprise

Americans for Tax Reform

APL Ltd.

Associated Equipment Distributors

Business Roundtable

Center for Individual Freedom

Competitive Enterprise Institute

Distribution Contractors Association

Domestic Energy Producers Alliance

Energy Makes America Great

Frontiers of Freedom

Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC

Independent Petroleum Association of America

Industrial Minerals Association – North America

Intermarine LLC

International Association of Drilling Contractors

International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots

International Shipholding  Corporation

International Union of Operating Engineers

Laborers’ International Union of North America

Liberty Maritime Corporation

Maersk Line, Limited

Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association

Maritime Institute for Research and Industrial Development

Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association

Metals Service Center Institute

National Black Chamber of Commerce

National Electrical Contractors Association

National Foreign Trade Council

National Industrial Sand Association

National Ocean Industries Association

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

National Stone Sand and Gravel Association

National Stripper Well Association

National Tank Truck Carriers

National Taxpayers Union

National Utility Contractors Association

Petroleum Equipment and Services Association

Plastic Pipe Institute

Portland Cement Association

Producers for American Crude Oil Exports

R Street Institute

Sailors’ Union of the Pacific

Seafarers International Union

The INGAA Foundation, Inc.

Transportation Institute

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Oil & Gas Association

Western Energy Alliance