Obama panics. House passes EPA restrictions.

Once again American Tradition Partnership supporters make a difference.

Amid a downpour of phone calls in support of the bill, the House yesterday passed H.R. 2021, the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act. The bill was scheduled for a vote today, but the House voted early.

The final tally was 253-166.  You can see how your congressman voted on the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act here.

As you recall, H.R. 2021 requires the EPA to act on a drilling permit within six months and limits the power of radical environmentalist groups to block permits by filing frivolous appeals.

Barack Obama is openly fighting this bill, and an even tougher fight lies ahead.

The bill now moves to the Senate, where we must find 60 votes to overcome a filibuster by Gang Green politicians.

I will keep you informed on our fight to pass the Jobs and Energy Permitting Act.