Murkowski: Increasing Access, Not Taxes, will Result in More Jobs and Lower Prices at the Pump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today released the following comment on the Senate Finance Committee hearing on national tax policy and the oil industry:

“Today’s Senate Finance Committee illustrates the stark choice we face. We can increase taxes on the oil and gas industry and drive jobs, revenues and more of our energy supply overseas or we can provide access to America’s tremendous oil and gas resources - thereby creating jobs, generating more federal revenue to pay down the national debt and make energy more affordable for American consumers. There’s no doubt in my mind as to which is the best path forward.”

Murkowski is the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.