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. 

This inaugural HEAT Report highlights how HEAT Members are responding to the Biden Administration’s ongoing assault on American energy independence.

The Latest:

While President Biden pledged to create good-paying union jobs as part of his climate initiative, it appears his Administration does not have a plan in place to protect the hard-working oil and gas workers who will soon see their livelihoods destroyed by his policies.

This week, when asked about Keystone XL pipeline job losses, President Biden’s Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, couldn’t provide an answer on the “green jobs” these workers can expect to find. Additionally, his “Climate Czar” John Kerry told oil and gas workersthey “can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels.” Energy workers aren’t convinced and neither are we.

The American people deserve an all-of-the-above energy strategy that promotes responsible energy exploration and development. However, President Biden has wasted no time in waging an assault on American energy production, as well as the good jobs and low energy costs that go with it. Instead of caving to the far-left, President Biden should consider the devastating consequences that eliminating American energy will have on hard-working families and our national security.

This Week’s HEAT Member Highlights:

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Full Court Press with Greta van Susteren and slammed President Biden for abandoning American energy workers.

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) introduced the Safeguarding Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting Act and the Safeguarding Coal Leasing Act to prohibit any moratorium on federal oil and gas leasing or permitting or coal leasing unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted by Congress.
Representative Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) co-sponsored Rep. Kelly Armstrong’s (R-N.D.) legislation to construct the Keystone XL pipeline.
Representative Michael Cloud (R-Texas) outlined how President Biden’s attack on American energy threatens to dismantle American jobs and U.S. energy independence.
Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Representative Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), and Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) hosted a roundtable with business owners in Philip, South Dakota to discuss the impact of the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Representative Clay Higgins (R-La.) sent a letter to President Biden urging him to rescind Executive Orders (EO) 13990 and 14008, which would have harmful effects on oil and gas production.

Representative Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) wrote an op-ed outlining the Biden Administration’s partisan energy agenda and the threat it has on American jobs and community development.
Representative Steve Womack (R-Ark.) took action and helped lead the introduction of and supported several bills to strengthen American energy and protect industry jobs.
Energy News:

Biden Administration Actions:

President Biden revoked the Keystone XL pipeline permit. 2,000 American workers will immediately lose their jobs, over $2 billion dollars in wages will go unpaid, and rural communities will lose $100 million in property tax revenues.

President Biden rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement. The agreement gives a free pass to the world’s worst polluters while restraining the American energy industry, which produces energy more cleanly and more efficiently than anywhere in the world.

President Biden indefinitely banned all new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters and halted permits for 60 days. This expected total ban is projected to cost one million jobs nationwide. Consumer energy prices will increase as American jobs and energy production are shipped overseas to adversaries like Russia, Iran, and Venezuela.

House GOP Actions:

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), and 17 House Republicans sent a letter to President Biden outlining the significant ramifications the 60-day leasing and permitting moratorium will have on our country during a health and economic emergency.

Chairman of the Congressional Western Caucus and HEAT Member Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) led his Congressional Western Caucus colleagues in an hour-long Special Order on the House Floor to discuss the negative impacts of President Biden’s recent attacks on American energy.

House Committee on Natural Resources Republicans sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Acting Secretary Scott de la Vega, requesting information regarding President Joe Biden’s executive orders on climate.

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The Response on Social Media:

🔥Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) outlines the grave consequences that would result from the Biden Administration’s moratorium on oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.

🔥House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) points out that even the head of the unions condemns President Biden’s unilateral order to terminate Keystone XL.
🔥Representative Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) highlights the bipartisan opposition to President Biden’s decision to rescind the Keystone XL pipeline permit.
🔥Representative Jim Hagedorn (R-Minn.) blasts President Biden’s “Climate Czar” John Kerry for suggesting laid off workers should make solar panels.
🔥Representative Buddy Carter (R-Ga.) criticizes President Biden’s day one attack on the energy sector.