Boehner names Pence to lead House GOP Energy Solutions Group

US House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) will chair the House GOP American Energy Solutions Group, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Mar. 30.

US House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) will chair the House GOP American Energy Solutions Group, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said on Mar. 30.

The group will work on crafting Republican solutions to reduce energy prices for American families and small businesses, Boehner said.

"As gasoline prices skyrocketed to record levels last summer, Republicans consistently advocated an all-of-the-above strategy to create up to 1 million new jobs in the United States by increasing American energy production, encouraging greater efficiency and conservation and promoting the use of alternative fuels," he said.

"Rep. Pence showed extraordinary leadership last summer during Republicans' historic [gasoline] price protects and I know he is dedicated to developing solutions to keep energy costs affordable for all Americans," Boehner said.

He said that Reps. John Shimkus (Ill.) and Fred Upton (Mich.) will be co-chairmen. Other members include Joe Barton (Tex.), ranking minority member of the Energy and Commerce Committee; Doc Hastings (Wash.), ranking minority member of the Natural Resources Committee, and Rob Bishop (Utah), who chairs the Western Caucus.

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