Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, has introduced a bill that would expand leasing for offshore oil and gas drilling and allow the Treasury Department to use the revenue to issue bonds, the proceeds of which would eventually go into the highway trust fund and state revolving loan funds.

“This legislation is a creative, simple solution to rising energy costs, high unemployment, and our aging infrastructure,” Stivers said in a release about the American-Made Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act (HR 2784).

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