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.
This past week, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) announced it would cut oil production by 2 million barrels per day. This production cut comes after President Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia in...
During World War II, the Permian Basin supplied over a quarter of the high-octane aviation fuel that kept American planes in the sky and allowed for an Allied victory.
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The current worldwide energy crisis is so bad that Europeans have returned to the pre-industrial days of burning wood chips to heat their homes.
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Our Founding Fathers had the wisdom to establish three branches of government to prevent any one person or institution from wielding absolute power. Perennial favorite “Schoolhouse Rock!” put it perfectly: “Everybody’s act...
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This week I discussed Sen. Joe Manchin’s flip-flop on Senate Democrats’ reckless spending bill and Leader Schumer’s back-room negotiations kept from members of his own party in a brazen act of bad faith. Excerpts of my ...
I responded to the decision by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to take action against the Mexican government for undermining U.S. energy producers in violation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)....
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...
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...
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.
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...
Flash: the SPR is now at a 37 year low, not because we had a critical emergency such as war, but because Joe Biden used it to drive down high prices for political reasons.
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A group of West Virginia coal miners rescued a couple after their electric vehicle died, pushing the car to a charging station at the coal mine. West Virginia State Sen. Randy Smith (R) and coal miners Andrew Smith and...
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Representatives Crenshaw and Brady are hosting a summit on energy innovation to highlight our Houston-area innovators working to provide clean, cheap and reliable energy for Texas and the rest of the world.
This week I introduced the Scope 3 Act, a bill that would prohibit publicly traded companies from being required to disclose or provide their green-h
Despite record-high energy costs, producers in the Permian Basin are still enduring a barrage of attacks from the Biden Administration in rhetoric and policy. 
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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.
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The U.S. is facing nationwide blackouts this summer due to cyberattacks from rogue actors like Russia combined with reserve capacity shortages. 
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 
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...
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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...



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