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.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), joined Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) to introduce a resolution to designate October 4, 2023, as National Energy Appreciation Day to celebrate the men and women who work to power the United States....
Alaskan pipeline
The Biden Administration just announced proposed restrictions and the cancelation of seven drilling leases in Alaska's North Slope. This is yet another attack on American-made energy in President Biden's war on fossil fuels...
Since President Biden took office over two years ago, costs for Americans have skyrocketed. President Biden's 'Bidenomics' plan is making everyday goods unaffordable. Since President Biden Took Office: 
Washington, D.C.-- Rep. Pat Fallon (TX-04) recently introduced the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Security Assessment Act which would require the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct an annual assessment of both physical...
Lizard Act
On the campaign trail, President Biden promised to kill the fossil fuel industry, and that’s about the only promise we can count on him to keep. 
lizard
The Biden Administration's U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service today announced that they are listing the dunes sagebrush lizard as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
red tape
Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, voted to advance the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
heat meeting
As the Chairman of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), I am committed to telling the story of the men and women in the energy industry who, through hard work and innovation, have unlocked abundant American energy and lifted...
I had a wonderful time out in the district this week. One of the stops we made was to Oxy Permian in Midland for an employee town hall. We discussed House Republicans’ efforts to fix the debt limit crisis and restore energy...
inflation
If Americans can come together across the aisle to agree on anything, it’s that the Biden administration’s agenda has been disastrous for Americans.
gas vehicle ban
The House recently Passed H.R. 1435, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, which prevents the EPA from imposing new regulations that would ban sales of new motor vehicles with gas-powered internal combustion...
On the campaign trail, President Biden promised to kill the fossil fuel industry, and that's the only promise we can count on him keeping. His latest tactic—listing the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species so he...
Senator Bernie Sanders recently published an op-ed in Fox News titled "Climate Change Is a Threat to Our Planet — And We Must Address It" calling for urgent action to address climate change by shifting away from fossil fuels...
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va), secured Senate passage of their bipartisan amendment to the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act prohibiting the sale of Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR...
The "experts" President Biden has placed in charge of our country's energy and national security at the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Federal Bureau of...
HEAT
This week, I reintroduced the Real Emergencies Act with U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). Our bill clarifies that the President does not have the authority to declare a national emergency on the premise of climate...
EPA
This week I spoke with the Biden Administration’s Environmental and Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 Administrator, Dr. Earthea Nance.
August Pfluger questioning
I just had the opportunity to hold the EPA Administrator accountable for the Agency's overreaching actions limiting energy production in the Permian Basin in an Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing.
oil rig
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.
EPA
U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rules mandating two thirds of new vehicles and a...

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