Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released a statement Thursday regarding the passage of a bill meant to move America towards energy independence.

The bipartisan bill will spur economic growth and job creation through increasing access to America’s abundant energy resources, the statement reads.

The statement includes a recognition that high energy prices squeeze American families by raising the cost of everything from the price at the pump to the cost of groceries at the store.

The bill titled, ‘Lowering Gas Prices to Fuel an America that Works Act’ [H.R. 4899],  will also lead to using America's energy resources to support families and businesses, the statement continues.

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County.