Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) voted for H.R. 8—the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act—which will maximize America’s energy potential to make our energy infrastructure more resilient and create jobs.

“This legislation will update and modernize outdated policies and focus on today’s energy abundance in places like Southern Illinois and locations all over the United States,” said Rep. Bost.  “But we need to modernize the energy infrastructure by making it easier for the private sector to invest in new energy projects by cutting down on government red tape and regulations, which are slowing down the permitting process.”

H.R. 8 is a Broad Energy Bill that Seeks to Maximize America’s Energy Potential by:

  • Modernizing Energy Infrastructure: focus on the transmission, distribution, and storage of energy to ensure we have the necessary infrastructure to meet today’s modern energy challenges.  It also cuts down on government red tape to open doors for the private sector to invest in new energy projects, creating jobs.

  • Protecting the Electricity System: ensure the electric grid is secure, resilient, and reliable.

  • Strengthening Energy Security and Diplomacy: take important steps to strengthen partnerships with our allies and reform the approval process for energy exports.

  • Improving Energy Efficiency and Government Accountability: promote simple and affordable methods to address energy demand and lower electric bills while reducing government waste.