Key Vote YES on the Barton Amendment to Repeal the Ban on Oil Exports

On behalf of our over 6.9 million activists nationwide, I urge you to call your representative and ask him or her to vote YES on the Barton Amendment to H.R. 8. This amendment would lift the decades-old ban on U.S. oil exports.

The ban on U.S. oil exports is an relic from the 1970s oil shortages, and there is zero justification for keeping it around today. American oil and gas production is booming, and allowing oil companies to export their products would be a great benefit to an economy that sorely needs avenues for growth. Repealing the ban would create billions of dollars in new wealth in the economy, and would create thousands of jobs.

Repealing the oil export ban is a crucial component of a pro-growth agenda, and should be one of the easiest votes of the year.

FreedomWorks will score votes for the Barton amendment as a Key Vote when calculating our Congressional Scorecard for 2015. Our scorecard is used to determine eligibility for the FreedomFighter Award, which recognizes Members of Congress who consistently vote to support economic freedom and individual liberty.


Adam Brandon

President & CEO, FreedomWorks