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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 Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) spoke with Valley News Live about the importance of the Dakota Access Pipeline to North Dakota’s economy. In addition, he covered why pipelines are safe, efficient, reliable, help reduce emissions, and bring substantial benefits to rural communities. Projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline protect the economic well being and national security of our Nation.

Representative Greg Pence (R-Ind.) visited a technical center in Columbus, Indiana, to learn more about hydrogen fuel cell technologies.
Representative Garret Graves (R-La.) joined Gulf State congressional members in introducing the Gulf Conservation and Recreation Funding Act which makes the federal government pay Gulf states compensation for lost revenues due to President Biden’s executive orders that knee-cap offshore energy production in the name of better energy and climate policy.
Representative Pete Sessions (R-Texas) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy awarded funds to Texas A&M University incentivizing students to pursue higher education in Nuclear Energy.

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 Michael Cloud (R-Texas) toured the Max Midstream facilities in Jackson County, Texas. The facility connects the oil wells in the Permian Basin to the Port in Calhoun and from there it goes to the rest of the world.
House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) met with timber professionals who have lost their jobs due to a mill closure in South Dakota.

Representative Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) toured the Line 3 replacement pipeline in Minnesota and met with pipeline workers.
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) toured the Durango Railroad in Colorado.
Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) discussed the need for greater use of carbon capture technology and the importance of ending our reliance on foreign critical minerals at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.
Representative French Hill (R-Ark.) toured two Arkansas companies on the cutting edge of emerging technologies in North Little Rock.

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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.

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House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) highlighted how President Biden’s infrastructure proposal will destroy American energy jobs.

Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) blasted House Democrats’ partisan CLEAN Future Act during a House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing.
Representative Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) spoke about the consequences and misguided efforts of Democratic politicians to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5. The light crude on Line 5 originates in Western Canada and is shipped through Michigan where it is used to heat homes and businesses, fuel vehicles, and power industry throughout North America.

Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) denounced the Biden administration for its climate agenda rollout that promises to eliminate thousands of jobs, decrease wages and harm the economy.