Legislation unveiled by Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., would require the Obama administration to include the coasts of South Carolina, Southern California and Virginia in a new five-year offshore leasing program. "The Obama Administration has said 'no' to new energy and 'no' to new jobs, but House Republicans are once again saying 'yes.' This legislation is a pro-energy, pro-jobs plan that will strengthen our economy and increase our energy security by responsibly and safely harnessing our vast offshore energy resources," Hastings said.

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