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Arrington Continues Fight to Lower Energy Costs for Families, Bolster American Energy Independence

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement after voting in favor of multiple pieces of legislation to lower energy costs for families and bolster American energy independence:

“Since his first day in office, Biden has unleashed a whole-of-government assault on domestic energy production, stifling American energy independence and empowering our energy-producing adversaries like Russia and Iran.

“House Republicans are fighting to defend American energy independence and lower energy prices for consumers by streamlining permitting, repealing the EPA’s ‘green bank’ slush fund, blocking harmful BLM leasing restrictions, and pushing back against the woke ‘climate tax’ that would decimate our economy.

“Bolstering American energy production is not only critical to our economy, it is vital for our national security, and no one does it better than West Texas.”

This week, Chairman Jodey Arrington voted in favor of: 

  • H.Res. 987, which denounces the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration;
  • The Cutting Green Corruption and Taxes Act (H.R. 1023), which repeals the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, a $27 billion “green bank” intended to allow the EPA to finance clean energy projects by funding individual organizations;
  • The Protecting American Energy Production Act (H.R. 1121), which prevents President Biden from implementing a moratorium on fracking and expresses that states have primacy over energy production on state and private land;
  • H.Con. Res. 86, which expresses the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would not be in the best interest of the country, because it would raise energy prices, crush families and businesses, and be detrimental to the economy;
  • The Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act (H.R. 7023), which streamlines the Nationwide Permit (NWP) process and maintains certainty for regulated entities involved in improving U.S. energy production, transportation infrastructure, and other commercial activities; and
  • The Restoring American Energy Dominance Act (H.R. 6009), which blocks the BLM’s proposed rule to increase bonding rates for oil and gas production on federal lands, unfairly burdening small operators that can’t obtain a bond without significant collateral.