America’s independent producers play a pivotal role in advancing our national security and supporting our economy by reinvesting 150 percent of their capital budgets into new energy projects — creating jobs and providing the energy we all rely on every day. I urge the president and members of Congress to visit energytaxfacts.com and learn about how the provisions the administration proposes to eliminate are actually stimulating American economic growth, job creation and energy independence. Any responsible budget plan must not start with harming U.S. small businesses and energy security.
Barry Russell is president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America in Washington, D.C.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.