Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 5577, the Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act:

“Modernizing services such as leasing platforms for federally owned land and bringing them into the 21st century is the type of low-hanging fruit that can help alleviate frustration and lower costs when dealing with government. This is what the Innovation Initiative is about—identifying outdated government policies and procedures and finding more efficient and real-time solutions to help American families and businesses. Representative Garrett Graves’s (LA-06) creative thinking will offer oil and gas exploration needed efficiency in an otherwise unpredictable market.”