Newhouse Introduces Legislation to Promote “All-of-the-Above” Energy, Secure American Energy Independence
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced a resolution to promote an “all of the above” energy plan as the most viable approach to American energy independence.
“Central Washington is home to a diversified energy portfolio that provides safe, clean, and reliable energy for our communities,” said Rep. Newhouse. “The Biden Administration and far-left Democrats are forcing Americans to choose between traditional resources like oil and natural gas, and renewable resources like solar and wind. The truth is, we need both, including nuclear. An all-of-the-above energy strategy is the best approach for our energy security and independence. I will never stop fighting for the U.S. energy sector, defending our producers from wrongful attacks, and working to restore American energy independence. Central Washington depends on it.”
Full text of the bill can be found here.
Original cosponsors of the legislation include: Reps. Amodei, Dusty Johnson, Obernolte, Fischbach, LaMalfa, Lesko, Valadao, Crawford, Zinke, Buschon, Moylan, Jackson, Fallon, Hageman, Barry Moore, Owens, Stauber, LaTurner, Adrian Smith, Mann, Miller-Meeks, Ellzey, Stewart, Lamborn, Carter, Issa, Estes, Duncan, Nehls, and Radewagen.
Rep. Newhouse has been a strong leader for American energy independence in Congress. Here are some of the recent actions he has taken:
- Last month, Rep. Newhouse and his House colleagues passed H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, which holds the Biden Administration responsible for its war on American energy independence and reverse course on radical policies to help drive down costs for Americans.
- On March 23, 2023, Rep. Newhouse introduced the Northwest Energy Security Actto protect the Four Lower Snake River Dams. The legislation supports the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) and the many benefits it brings to our region by improving and maintaining hydropower assets, ensuring operations throughout the system are conducted in accordance with the latest federal scientific review, and continuing to allow native salmon to recover at record rates.
- This Congress, Rep. Newhouse cosponsored the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) from China Act to prohibit direct or indirect SPR sales to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and strengthen American energy independence.
- Last year, Rep. Dan Newhouse and his House colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging the President to reverse his anti-American energy policies and issue a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan as is required under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), after Interior Secretary Deb Haaland let the previous five-year plan expire.