WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA), Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL), and 25 Republican colleagues recently introduced H.R. 7115, the Small Scale LNG Access Act, which would expedite the approval of U.S. natural gas exports up to and including 51.75 billion cubic feet per year.

The bill highlights the importance of U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) to America’s energy independence and national security. With current geopolitical concerns, investing in LNG at any scale will provide long-term benefits, support American jobs, foster American energy independence, and ensure the U.S. leads the way as a leading producer of cleaner energy.

“Southwest Louisiana is the epicenter of American LNG. The industry creates good-paying jobs and brings economic prosperity to our state, while also serving as an important geopolitical tool for America’s national security,” said Congressman Higgins. “Our legislation improves the permitting process and ensures LNG projects can move forward without unnecessary, burdensome delays at FERC.”

“At a time when it’s critical to move away from our dependence on Russia and Venezuela for our energy needs, the Small-Scale LNG Act will further unlock our capacity for domestic production,” said Congresswoman Cammack. “Florida has an important role to play in this emerging sector and it’s past time we reinforce the importance of our LNG export capabilities.”

Original co-sponsors at the time of introduction include Reps. Garret Graves (R-LA), Mike Johnson (R-LA), Carlos Giménez (R-FL), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Greg Steube (R-FL), Neal Dunn (R-FL), Richard Hudson (R-NC), Buddy Carter (R-GA), Billy Long (R-MO), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Yvette Herrell (R-NM), Greg Murphy (R-NC), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Scott Perry (R-PA), Randy Weber (R-PA), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), August Pfluger (R-TX), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), and Byron Donalds (R-FL).

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