February 5th, 2016
President Obama’s proposed tax on oil is an egregious tax hike on American families and an attack on American energy.
January 27th, 2016
he New York Times ran an op-ed last week extolling the virtues of a carbon tax by trying to poo-poo the idea that a tax on carbon emissions (which are produced by burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas during...
December 14th, 2015
The recent climate agreement is nothing more a great betrayal of the middle class and poor here in the United States as the left will continue their war on fossil fuels while increasing the cost of energy.
December 9th, 2015
Yesterday, I examined the “inconvenient truth” surrounding the debate over how to interpret climate science data in a hearing titled “Data or Dogma?
December 4th, 2015
Bullet holes are still visible in the walls of cafes, and the graves are fresh for those lives that were stolen by ISIS fighters in the streets of Paris. Meanwhile, the President is in Paris talking about his priority--the...
October 13th, 2015
Climate change politics and science are rarely synonymous, and as we are learning, it is politics that determines the science and not the other way around.
September 21st, 2015
We have new studies discussing natural events' involvement in climate change, collapsing the entire theoretic apparatus that climate alarmists have built.
August 19th, 2015
Tuesday I released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans for new regulations restricting methane emissions. The proposed rule would impose costly new restrictions on oil and...
July 9th, 2015
Now, a Nobel prize winning scientist has called the position taken by the Pope, as endorsed by Barack Obama, "dead wrong". I will not further paraphrase or otherwise highlight the article, as I feel it speaks for itself....
June 25th, 2015
Wednesday, I praised H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015 in a hearing on the economic impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to regulate power plants.
February 2nd, 2016
Today, I held a hearing to examine the various scientific, economic and other policy issues surrounding President Obama’s recent pledge to the United Nations-led effort to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
January 4th, 2016
It is about one hour from midnight as I write and as we reflect upon 2015, the best I can say is: It could have been worse.
December 14th, 2015
President Barack Obama’s legacy to fundamentally transform America was on the global stage the first two weeks of December in Paris, France at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. His weapon was the...
December 6th, 2015
The first week of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France can be summed up in one word: nonsense.
December 2nd, 2015
I issued the following statement after voting to support two Senate-passed measures that block job-killing EPA regulations: the Congressional Disapproval of the EPA’s CO2 Rule for Existing Power Plants (S.J. Res. 24) and the...
September 30th, 2015
Throughout the anemic Obama “recovery,” one of the bright spots in the economy has been the oil and gas sector. At a time when many Americans were struggling with unemployment or underemployment, this industry has provided...
September 3rd, 2015
This December marks 40 years since Congress passed the crude oil export ban – an antiquated law created in response to disruptions in global supply in the 1970s.
August 4th, 2015
News continues to get worse for the former head of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC), Dr. Rajendra Pachauri. The former top man at IPCC last week resigned from his remaining job, head of...
July 8th, 2015
In response to continued obstruction of congressional requests, I along with Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas), offered an...