Energy

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.
It is unacceptable that Texas’ Power grid could not handle last week’s winter storm. Now, as a result of last week’s power outages and freezing temperatures, Texans are experiencing a plumbing supply crisis!
Leaders of Texas’ executive and legislative branches met on Saturday to protect Texans from an expected spike in their energy bills. The meeting took place via a conference call attended by the governor, lieutenant governor...
Houston and much of Harris County’s nearly 5 million residents are under a boil water notice, as harsh weather and frigid temperatures continue to impact infrastructure in the region and across Texas.
Amid the historic winter storm surging across the Lone Star State, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement urging Texans to stay safe and heed the guidance and warnings issued by state and local...
My office is here to help during the inclement weather and resulting power outages. Below, please find a list of emergency resources, shelter information and other helpful links. If you need further assistance, please do not...
Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) penned this op-ed in the Houston Chronicle February 9th, criticizing President Biden's early executive orders on energy policy and outlining an alternative path forward to protect the...
His attack on traditional American energy workers may be cheered by the Green New Deal crowd – and Russia, China & the Middle East - but it’s devastating to our workers, families and local businesses here in Houston....
In an effort to slow the nation’s contribution to climate change, President Biden has signed an executive order to begin halting oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.
Texans have worked hard to produce affordable, reliable, and environmentally-safe energy for their fellow Americans. Halting off-shore drilling permits will penalize Texas workers in favor of foreign producers who won’t...
If the Biden administration believes that rejoining the agreement is something the American people should support, then he should submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the Senate as a treaty and let the people decide through...
Texas regulators and lawmakers knew about the grid’s vulnerabilities for years, but time and again they furthered the interests of large electricity providers.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday blasted the nonprofit operator of Texas' energy grid for its handling of this week's winter storm and called on the Legislature to consider updates to the state's power plants to avoid future...
While it appears the significant mismatch in energy supply and demand during this cold snap was caused by a variety of factors, various narratives have begun to surface that must be addressed. Texas residents deserve to know...
Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) issued the following statement in response to winter storms and resulting energy shortages in Texas. Jackson will remain in Amarillo for the duration of this historic weather emergency as he...
Like millions of Texans in my district and throughout the state, I have been without electricity since early Monday morning.
As the American leader in energy production and innovation, Texas needs to maintain primacy and hold the line against federal overreach.
Energy production is critical for jobs, our economy, and also funds coastland conservation and hurricane preparedness. This bill will ensure that production continues despite President Biden's terrible executive orders.
As a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, I recently participated in a full committee hearing to consider President Biden’s nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
There’s no doubt our energy industry has already suffered during the pandemic, and President Biden’s answer is to kick the industry further down the well. 
Ensuring continued access to energy resources in the Gulf of Mexico is critical to funding conservation efforts and important storm mitigation projects along the Texas coast. This bill would help keep us from a return to the...

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