An “all of the above” approach to energy issues is what’s needed in a changing world. Oil and gas power the world. That’s reality. So, any change in how our energy demands are met needs to be market-driven and not dictated by Washington bureaucrats. Texas is a major oil and gas producer but we’re also number one in wind energy, for example. That innovation was brought about by free market thinking, not big government intervention.
June 22nd, 2022
On Thursday, I led eight of my Republican colleagues in introducing the “No Taxpayer funding for CZARS Act” to defund Joe Biden's special presidential envoy for climate, John Kerry.
June 13th, 2022
The U.S. is facing nationwide blackouts this summer due to cyberattacks from rogue actors like Russia combined with reserve capacity shortages.
May 9th, 2022
Fighter jets like the ones I flew in Syria as an Air Force pilot, electric vehicles (EVs), and wind turbines all have one thing in common—they need
April 26th, 2022
We should nickname Elon Musk, “Demon Slayer”. Because the man is unabashed in confronting evil Leftist hypocrites.Unless you’ve been under a rock in Siberia, you know Musk took on the Nazis at Twitter, by tendering a more...
April 7th, 2022
David B. McKinley (W.Va.-01), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and I introduced a bill to clarify the extent of the President’s authority to...
April 4th, 2022
You can’t fix bad energy policy by releasing oil from our strategic reserve.
March 28th, 2022
With current oil prices per barrel at $112.12 and the Texas average gas price per gallon was $4, up $1.45 since the same day last year, we have an energy problem created by President Biden.
March 11th, 2022
I delivered an impassioned speech on the House Floor in defense of American energy producers.
March 8th, 2022
U.S. leaders on Monday inched closer toward banning Russian oil from the American economy, drawing support from Texas Republicans and Democrats in Washington.
March 2nd, 2022
Immediately following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the price of oil rose to over $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014. Gas and energy prices for working Americans are quickly rising to new highs.
June 20th, 2022
Last week I had the opportunity to question President Biden's top energy advisors: The Honorable Andrew Light, Ph.D. (Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, Department of Energy), Mr. Harry Kamian (Senior...
May 11th, 2022
The Biden administration’s assault on oil and gas production began during his campaign when he pledged during the debates: “No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil...
April 29th, 2022
I released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy approved permits for two LNG export companies, including Golden Pass LNG in Houston, Texas, to sell American energy overseas.
April 22nd, 2022
On Thursday, Rep. Scott Perry (PA-10) and I led our House Republican colleagues in urging the Environmental Protection Agency to alleviate skyrocketing gas and grocery prices by waiving biofuel blending mandates under the...
April 5th, 2022
This legislation is critical for ensuring steady offshore oil and gas production. Without a renewed plan, there is potential for unnecessary delays, creating significant uncertainty for the offshore oil and gas industries....
April 1st, 2022
I introduced the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act of 2022. The bill works to deter foreign nation-states from perpetuating cyberattacks against American critical infrastructure—including the energy sector.
March 16th, 2022
Tuesday, I introduced the Energy Freedom Act, the House companion to Senator Ted Cruz’s bill, which will restore American energy dominance.
March 9th, 2022
American gas should power American homes, but we must allow it to get there. We can do that by permitting the bulk transportation of liquified natural gas on our railroads.
March 7th, 2022
The situation Russia has created with its invasion of Ukraine underscores the importance of providing our allies with alternative energy sources free from the whims of a Russian tyrant.
February 24th, 2022
The United States, our partners and our allies should not be dependent on our competitors as an energy source, especially when we have an abundance of natural gas right in our backyard.