HEAT members blow up Biden, Congressional Democrats for waging war on US energy
WASHINGTON DC—House Energy Action Team (HEAT) Representative John Joyce (R-Pa.) Led 14 other HEAT members, including HEAT Chairman and Republican House Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), In a special order on the top floor of the House at night condemning the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats for their general assault on US energy independence. HEAT members blasted President Biden for his employment-damaging energy policies, such as canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, pleading with OPEC and Russia to produce more oil, using the financial system to target oil and gas producers and the imposition of a drilling moratorium in the United States. This administration’s unsuccessful policies have skyrocketed everyday household products for hard-working families and shipped well-paying jobs overseas to countries with worse environmental standards, which will increase carbon emissions. worldwide.
HEAT members who participated in the special order include Reps Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Tim Walberg (R -Mich.), Jake LaTurner (R-Kan.), House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), August Pfluger (R-Texas), Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Madison Cawthorn ( RN.C.), Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Rick Allen (R-Ga.) And Fred Keller (R-Pa.).
Highlights from last night’s special order:
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.): “We’re going to keep standing up for American energy and spreading the facts about whether you’re going to make things anywhere in the world – you want to produce steel – do it in America. Because if you do it in China, or India, or whatever country, they emit five times as much carbon. [is] President Biden is he in his policies? [He] tackles this very American energy that works to create great jobs here at home [and will] rebuild our middle class. [These jobs will] help those hard-working families who are fed up with paying more, and [President Biden should] stop giving gifts to foreign countries like China. “
Representative John Joyce (R-Pa.): “Innovation is the ultimate answer to reducing emissions and we cannot afford to stifle advancement. As a nation, we cannot tax our path to a cleaner environment. “
Representative Jack Bergman (R-Mich.): “This administration’s approach to energy unnecessarily threatens the safety and security of all Americans. On the first day, President Biden shut down the Keystone pipeline, costing thousands of jobs, then turned around to support the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Make no mistake, this is “American Last” policy. “. We need an energy policy that gives America greater energy independence, not a policy where we are forced to rely on unstable foreign markets. “
Representative Buddy Carter (R-Ga.): “The Democratic proposals will only increase energy prices, reduce the reliability of electricity for many communities, and cut high paying jobs.”
Western Caucus Chair Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.): “The United States is the largest country in the world and we have the ability to regain energy independence, provide affordable and reliable energy to our citizens, and support our allies. We just need our leaders to have these priorities as well. “
Representative Tim Walberg (R-Mich.): “Until the Biden administration took over, we were energy secure and no longer dependent on Middle Eastern oil. Now President Biden is asking OPEC to pump more oil while he shuts down domestic production, putting America last. The message is clear: President Biden is pro-Russia and OPEC energy, but anti-American energy. They are pro-Russian pipelines, but anti-American pipelines.
Representative Jake LaTurner (R-Kan.): “There is a long list of bad policies in this spending frenzy, including the Clean Electricity Performance Program, a federal takeover of our nation’s electricity. This $ 150 billion program would dictate how we power our homes, businesses and daily lives. Democrats want to force energy providers to distribute a certain amount of renewable energy to their customers. Those who comply will get grants from the Department of Energy, while those who do not will have to pay fees to the federal government. This plan is absolutely ridiculous and will only make energy more expensive, undermine the reliability of our grid, and make our nation even more dependent on Communist China. “
Member of the House Committee on the Classification of Natural Resources Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.): “As gas prices hit the highest levels since 2014, Americans are seeing the effects of decisions made on day one of the Biden administration. On the House Natural Resources Committee, Democrats continue to tackle safe and reliable energy production, spend millions to kill U.S. energy jobs, impose new taxes and charges on working families, and make our country more dependent than ever on foreign adversaries for essential minerals and energy. resources that we could produce cleaner, cheaper and more efficiently here at home. We must be the innovators to influence the global environment.
Representative August Pfluger (R-Texas): “Energy security is national security, and nothing can be more important. Anyone who votes for reconciliation votes against American energy, votes against the independence that keeps our national security so strong. I urge my colleagues to support the energy industry.
Representative Andy Barr (R-Ky.): “The Biden administration has appeased left-wing environmental activists by arming government regulations to target energy producers to achieve sweeping climate goals they could never get through the normal legislative process. The HEAT team and my Republican colleagues on the Financial Services Committee will continue to fight this misuse of government power while protecting reliable and affordable sources of energy for every Kentuckian and American in our country against a backdrop of historic growth. gas prices and household energy costs.
Representative Madison Cawthorn (RN.C.): “Failed policies, fatal spending. This is the legacy of the Democrats. My generation will pay for the Democrats’ Trojan horse of a socialist proposal. $ 3.5 trillion in uncontrollable, unreasonable and sunk spending. Karl Marx would call this bill radical.
Representative Troy Balderson (R-Ohio): “The policies of the Biden administration are detrimental to US energy independence and security. Destroying American energy production under the false pretext that it somehow saves the environment is nothing more than a mismatch of problems and solutions. Simply put, this is a disastrous display of virtue signaling. We need to turn the tide and get back to the path of US energy leadership. “
Representative Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.): “Wealthy liberals might feel really good about that solar panel on their vacation home roof. Before they lecture us on clean energy, they should think twice about how this solar panel has gone. been made. “
Representative Rick Allen (R-Ga.): “As a result of the Biden administration’s assault on US energy, jobs have been destroyed and families are paying more for everything. Sadly, Democrats are rushing ahead with their $ 3.5 trillion in taxes and insane spending that will only further increase household costs and undermine our energy independence, to the benefit of our foreign adversaries. It is time for Democrats to end their war on US energy and work with us on policies that will put our country back on the path to energy independence.
Representative Fred Keller (R-Pa.): “We must invest in pipelines and refineries, strengthen our network against cyber attacks and cultivate innovation to ensure our future success. If President Biden is serious about “building back better,” he shouldn’t be trying to destroy the domestic energy industry that will lead us to a better future. “