The HEAT Report is a weekly newsletter focusing on how members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) promote American energy security, and an all-of-the-above energy economy.

 

The Latest:

 

With a historically low supply of diesel reserves, once again, Americans are forced to bear the brunt of President Biden’s self-inflicted energy crisis.

 

As families and businesses still struggle to afford daily needs because of the Democrat-caused inflation, Republican lawmakers highlighted yet another hit to our economy and the supply chain. Last week, HEAT Leaders issued a statement warning Americans of the severe economic impacts to come because of low diesel reserves and higher prices per barrel.

 

 

This Week’s HEAT Member Highlights:

 

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) demanded President Biden wake up to his self-made energy crisis as the impending diesel shortage threatens the backbone of our economy.

 

 

HEAT Co-Chair Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) sent a letter to Secretaries Granholm, Buttigieg, Haaland, seeking answers on how these members of the President’s Cabinet plan to deal with the diesel shortage.

 

 

HEAT Co-Chair Representative Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) shared how diesel fuel is imperative for our economy to run, and with diesel fuel level at a historic low, it is time for President Biden to pay attention to this energy emergency before this sends our nation into another crisis.

 

 

Representative Austin Scott (R-Ga.) called for American energy independence as the administration continues to slash our emergency reserves for political purposes.

 

 

Representative August Pfluger (R-Texas) called out President Biden’s continued vilification of American oil and gas producers and invited him to come to meet the hard-working producers in the prolific Permian Basin to see what they do best— provide affordable, abundant, and ever-cleaner energy to the world.
 

 

Representative French Hill (R-Ark.) slammed the administration for the continued war on fossil fuels and tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a short-term solution.
 

 

Representative Robert Latta (R-Ohio) outlined solutions to advance U.S. energy independence with two pieces of legislation including the Powering America through Domestic Energy Act and American Energy Independence From Russia Act.
 

 

Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) and Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) penned an op-ed calling for an end to the Biden Administration’s war on American energy production.
 

 

Representative Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) warned that increased costs from the energy crisis would be passed on to consumers as the U.S. diesel supply dwindles under President Biden.
 

 

Representative Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) called President Biden’s plan to institute a new excise tax, which is also known as a Windfall Profits Tax, on energy company profits another desperate political move.
 

 

Representative Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) slammed the administration’s threat to impose a windfall tax on oil companies.
 

 

Representative Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus, laid out a version of Leader McCarthy’s Commitment to America to restore energy dominance for rural America.
 

 

Representative Randy Weber (R-Texas) introduced a resolution to condemn President Biden for recklessly depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
 

 

Representative Kevin Brady (R-Texas), House Ways and Means Republican Leader, blasted President Biden’s new tax saying it would mean even higher prices and less American-made energy.
 

 

Representative John Joyce (R-Pa.) blamed President Biden for making America less safe by draining the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
 

 

Representative Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) introduced the Committing Leases for Energy Access Now (CLEAN) Act to increase lease sales for geothermal energy projects on federally controlled lands.