Energy Independence

America’s energy security is a matter of national security. Our current dependence on foreign energy resources contributes to erratic costs at the pump and diminishes our international influence. The United States needs to responsibly use our domestic resources to be energy- independent while supporting private industry investment in alternative fuels. In Congress, I will support efforts for American energy independence. 

  • H.R. 3358 – Missions not Emissions Act | This bill which would prohibit any requirement for recipients of Federal contracts to disclose greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risk.
  • H.R. 923 – POWER Act of 2023 | This bill requires the President and federal agencies to obtain the approval of Congress before prohibiting or substantially delaying certain new energy or mineral leases or permits on federal lands. Specifically, approval must be obtained for new (1) oil and gas leases, drill permits, approvals, or authorizations; (2) coal leases, permits, approvals, or authorizations; and (3) mineral patents, leases, permits, approvals, or authorizations.
  • H.R. 21 – Strategic Production Response Act | This bill limits the drawdown of petroleum in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) until the Department of Energy (DOE) submits to Congress a plan to increase the percentage of federal lands leased for oil and gas production. Specifically, the bill prohibits DOE from drawing down petroleum in the SPR for nonemergency purposes until it submits a plan to increase the percentage of federal lands, including submerged lands of the Outer Continental Shelf, that are leased for oil and gas production to offset any drawdowns on or after January 21, 2021.

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