The HEAT Report is a weekly newsletter focused on how members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) are promoting American energy security and a global energy economy.
Last week, President Biden announced that his administration would begin drawing one million barrels of oil a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in an effort to tackle his own self-created energy crisis. .
This is no joke – instead of solving this crisis by unleashing US oil and gas production, the Biden administration is unleashing oil from the SPR for the third time in recent months.
The move comes on top of President Biden unveiling his staggering $5.8 trillion budget request for fiscal year 2023, which includes $2.5 trillion in new or increased taxes with $45 billion in new taxes on domestic energy production to advance his radical far-left climate agenda that has helped fuel the highest rates of inflation this country has seen in 40 years.
To make matters worse, the American Petroleum Institute and the National Ocean Industries Association have released a new report detailing the disastrous consequences of the Interior Department’s delay in its five-year offshore energy leasing program in the Gulf of Mexico. This delay could lead to a drop in production of nearly 500,000 fewer barrels per day and a loss of $1.5 billion per year in government revenue.
Instead of waging war on American energy and handing over our energy security to dictators like Vladimir Putin, President Biden should turn to American energy producers, open up exploration and unleash our energy potential to regain energy. America’s Energy Independence.
Highlights from this week’s HEAT members:
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox Business Network Wall Street by Maria Bartiromo to discuss President Biden’s decision to release millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to counter his administration’s self-created energy crisis.
HEAT Co-Chair, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) wrote a column for the new Congressional Western Caucus blog, “Branded,” about the need to revamp and deregulate the pipeline licensing process.
Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and Rep. Michelle Fischbach (R-Minn.) introduced the Gas Price Relief Act to protect Americans from President Biden’s anti-American energy agenda. Rep. Newhouse also sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm expressing concern about her delay in establishing a national uranium reserve.
Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and several fellow Republicans have introduced six bills that will unlock America’s domestic energy potential, kick-start onshore and offshore lease sales, and require the timely issuance of drilling permits.
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) wrote an editorial in The Floridian urging the Biden administration to use America’s vast energy resources to counter record gas prices and soaring inflation caused by President Biden’s job-killing energy policies.
Rep. Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) introduced bipartisan legislation to ban imports of uranium from Russia. Rep. Stauber also questioned the Interior Department’s deputy assistant secretary for lands and minerals on why the Biden administration continues to obstruct onshore and offshore oil and gas development during a hearing of the deputy. -natural resources committee on energy and mineral resources.
In a speech on the floor of the house, Representative Fred Keller (R-Pa.) amplified the growing concern of Americans over the rising cost of energy in the United States.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) co-sponsored the Small Scale LNG Access Actwhich would accelerate the approval of US natural gas exports up to 51.75 billion cubic feet per year.
Representative John Joyce (R-Pa.) spoke on the House Floor about skyrocketing gas prices and noted that hard-working Americans are paying the price because of President Biden’s policy failures.
Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) released a statement on President Biden announcing the release of one million barrels of oil per day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
The response on social media:
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) called out Speaker Pelosi for admitting that congressional Democrats understand hard-working Americans can’t afford skyrocketing gas prices, but continue to enlighten the public with their radical Green New policies Deal.
Co-Chair of HEAT Rep. Jeff Duncan (SR.C.) lambasted President Biden for waging war on American energy since his first day in office. Americans cannot afford President Biden’s latest US policies that have resulted in steadily rising gas prices every month of his presidency. Rep. Duncan also criticized the Biden administration for tapping into the strategic petroleum reserve. It is not the solution to the energy crisis and covers President Biden’s self-imposed energy crisis and the war on American energy. The solution to reducing energy costs for Americans is to unleash domestic energy production.
Representative Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) called President Biden’s ineffective decision to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) criticized congressional Democrats for blocking measures to boost domestic energy production. Rep. Bilirakis also warned that his constituents could not afford the projected $2,000 a year increase in gas prices that American families would face.
Representative Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.) called on the Biden administration to unleash the full potential of American energy instead of tapping into American oil reserves.
Representative Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) criticized President Biden’s budget for proposing to raise taxes on domestic energy production at a time of rising consumer costs.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.) criticized President Biden’s decision to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for short-term political purposes.
Representative French Hill (R-Ark.) pointed out that the Biden administration is choosing not to increase energy production levels because it wants to appease the radical left through a Green New Deal program.