Majority Leader Scalise: Lower Energy Costs Act Fights Biden’s Failed Energy Policies

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.), Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), and Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.), at a press conference following the “Making America Energy Independent” energy panel at the House Republicans Issues Conference to discuss how H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, focuses on lowering costs by restoring America’s energy independence. Leader Scalise emphasized that Americans are fed up with President Biden’s failed energy policies, pointing to the double-digit cost increases families are facing at the pump and in their electricity bills. Additionally, Leader Scalise highlighted that by producing more in America, we’re actually using cleaner, more cost efficient energy and creating jobs at home.


On H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act:

“We just wrapped up our last panel, and this panel this morning was on H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act.

“This is a bill that’s really important to families all across America who are struggling under the weight of President Biden’s anti-American energy policies that have dramatically increased costs on families. Families right now are paying about 40 percent more at the pump when they fill up their cars. They’re paying dramatically higher, double-digit increases higher, for their household electricity bills. And families are fed up and Republicans are fed up with these failed policies by President Biden. So we’re taking action.

“This was part of our Commitment to America. We’re following through on this promise with a really important bill that combines about 20 different pieces of legislation from three different committees – Natural Resources, Energy and Commerce, and Transportation [Committees] have all been working hard putting together a package of bills that are focused on lowering energy costs, allowing us to make more things in America.

“Not just making more energy in America, but bringing back critical minerals to America so that we don’t have to be reliant on countries like China. We also stand up to foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Russia – we shouldn’t be getting our energy from any other country. We make it cleaner, at a lower cost than anywhere else in the world and it produces great jobs in America. We should be doing more of it. And that’s what the Lower Energy Costs Act is all about.”

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