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Energy and the Economy

Although today’s jobs report is slightly more encouraging than generally expected, most Americans would agree that it’s nowhere near enough. Many are asking “how can we create more jobs?” It’s not an easy question. But one obvious place to start would be to encourage sectors in which jobs are already growing – including the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.

ExxonMobil supports competition on a level playing field so that all companies – whether U.S.-based or international – are competing fairly on the same basis. And we support transparency and accountability in the oil and natural gas industry. But in the middle of the night just before the Fourth of July recess, Congressional negotiators inserted a provision into the Financial Regulatory Reform Bill that supports neither transparency nor fair competition.

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