Today, Majority Whip Tom Emmer hosted a roundtable discussion of H.R. 1, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) Lower Energy Costs Act, which restores America’s energy independence and lower costs for families.
Whip Emmer was joined by former Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, Majority Leader Scalise, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), Congressman Jerry Carl (R-AL), Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Congresswoman Harriet Hageman (R-WY), Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH), Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC), Congressman David Valadao (R-CA), and more than a dozen representatives from coalition groups including America First Policy Institute, American Chemistry Council, American Petroleum Institute, Americans for Prosperity, Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance, FreedomWorks, National Mining Association, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and National Association of Manufacturers.
"After years of inflationary spending policies from Joe Biden and the Democrats, House Republicans are delivering on our promise to address the record-breaking prices Americans have been forced to deal with under one-party Democrat rule,” said Whip Emmer. “Tackling inflation starts with an all-of-the-above energy policy, and that’s exactly what this bill is going to address.”
The Lower Energy Costs Act unleashes American energy and lowers costs for families by:
- Increasing domestic energy production
- Reforming the permitting process for all industries
- Reversing anti-energy policies advanced by the Biden Administration
- Streamlining energy infrastructure and exports
- Boosting the production and processing of critical minerals
Use the following links for fact sheets on the Lower Energy Costs Act from the Energy and Commerce Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
To see what stakeholders are saying in response to the Lower Energy Costs Act, click here.