Pelosi Statement on Historic Energy Legislation on House Floor Next Week

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement this evening on energy legislation pending in Congress:

‘CAFE will serve as the cornerstone of the energy legislation that will be on the House floor next week.  We will achieve the major goal of increasing vehicle efficiency standards to 35 miles per gallon in 2020, marking an historic advancement in our efforts in the Congress to address our energy security and laying strong groundwork for climate legislation next year.  We are confident that this final product will win the support of the environmental, labor and manufacturing communities.

‘This landmark energy legislation will offer the automobile industry the certainty it needs, while offering flexibility to automakers and ensuring we keep American manufacturing jobs and continued domestic production of smaller vehicles.

‘This comprehensive package will also include an increase in the Renewable Fuels Standard and a Renewable Electricity Standard, among other key provisions.’