This week, House Democrats continued their attempt to destroy America’s energy dominance and force American jobs to be shipped overseas to adversaries like China, Russia and Iran. House Energy and Commerce Democrats held a hearing on Thursday regarding their CLEAN Future Act, which would impose massive new federal mandates and result in American families’ household costs skyrocketing.
American energy has thrived for decades on traditional energy sources like coal, oil and natural gas that have elevated American energy production and kept costs affordable for families. Instead of pursuing an all-of-the-above energy strategy, President Biden seeks to undo America’s energy success to appease his radical, far-left base which wants to see energy production outsourced to countries with worse environmental records than the United States.
The CLEAN Future Act places more regulatory burdens on manufacturers and businesses in the energy sector. This will mean increased costs on American families, and the destruction of well-paying energy jobs. This legislation offers more problems than solutions and fails to consider the long-term consequences of misguided mandates on America’s energy grid. The so-called abundance of green jobs that Democrats have promised don’t exist, and hard-working American energy workers will suffer the ramifications.
This Week’s HEAT Member Highlights:
Representative Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) hosted a forum with small businesses to discuss the favorable effects of energy sector growth on hometown economies across Ohio’s Appalachian counties. Stemming from false claims made by a liberal think-tank “report,” and amplified by urban newspapers, the forum was aimed at setting the record straight about how energy jobs and associated investments have been a boon for economic growth.
Representative Greg Pence (R-Ind.) visited a technical center in Columbus, Indiana, to learn more about hydrogen fuel cell technologies.
Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) joined Newsmax TV to talk about President Biden’s infrastructure plan which acts as a shadow Green New Deal.
House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) invited Rep. Westerman to visit Wyoming where they toured a carbon capture plant and heard directly from energy producers on the challenges posed to the industry by the Biden Administration’s mandates.
Representative Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) toured the Line 3 replacement pipeline in Minnesota and met with pipeline workers.
House GOP Actions:
The Congressional Western Caucus amplified Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ (R-Iowa) resolution to uphold the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The resolution was introduced with the support of 114 Members of Congress, including 57 Members of the Congressional Western Caucus.
Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) delivered remarks at an Energy Subcommittee hearing on the need for a diverse and reliable energy base. Rodgers blasted House Democrats’ CLEAN Future Act, noting how the legislation would pull American energy production backwards from achieving prosperity.
- When will Biden find jobs for laid-off Keystone Pipeline workers? (Fox News)
- Green energy investment will devastate rural communities: Labor groups (Fox News)
- Consumer prices surge by most since August 2012 (Fox Business)
- BP Signals Recovery for Oil Industry in Wake of Pandemic (WSJ)
- ‘Trickle down’: Other sectors, small businesses grow with Ohio gas industry (Zanesville Times Recorder)
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) highlighted how President Biden’s infrastructure proposal will destroy American energy jobs.