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.
November 30th, 2021
This administration should be encouraging American energy production, not giving more leverage to OPEC and Russia.
November 23rd, 2021
The United States plans to draw 50 million barrels of oil from its emergency oil reserves in coming months, a widely anticipated step aimed at trying to take the edge off high prices that have been hurting consumers at the...
November 9th, 2021
As American families and businesses approach the 2021-2022 winter season, rising energy prices and potential energy shortages are a universal concern, regardless of political party.
October 29th, 2021
This legislation would help make hydrogen more accessible and cost-effective so businesses and consumers can utilize this reliable energy resource.
October 5th, 2021
Anyone voting in favor of reconciliation is voting against American energy, is voting against the independence that keeps our national security so strong. I urge my colleagues to support the energy industry.
July 23rd, 2021
The United States and Germany have unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other Central and...
June 28th, 2021
I led a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland pressing for answers as to the Department's "pause" on oil and gas leases that was blocked by a federal judge recently.
June 21st, 2021
Texans no longer need to cut back on their electricity use to avoid stressing the electrical grid, according to the current grid conditions on the Electric Reliability Council of Texas website.
June 15th, 2021
As temperatures approached or exceeded the century mark across most of the state, ERCOT’s grid does not appear to be up to the task.
June 7th, 2021
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is a “real weapon” and expressed surprise and disappointment in U.S. President Joe Biden's approval of the project.
November 24th, 2021
It's time for Congress to act, pass those sanctions, and stop this generational catastrophe.
November 22nd, 2021
The outages could occur despite better preparations by power plants to operate in cold weather.
November 4th, 2021
A natural gas tax is a tax increase on every single American that will disproportionately harm working families, farmers and ranchers, and our energy producers in the Permian Basin.
October 27th, 2021
Around the world, energy shortages are having a costly impact on working families. Here at home, Americans are experiencing sticker shock at the gas pump.
July 23rd, 2021
I recently questioned the U.S. State Department's Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland on the Biden administration's capitulation to Putin on the Russian pipeline Nord Stream 2, which if completed would...
July 21st, 2021
The budget seemingly attacks the fossil fuel industry in the United States and prohibits funding port projects connected to fossil fuels. If the language is implemented, it could halt all current work on several port...
June 23rd, 2021
I recently led a letter opposing the Biden Administration’s proposal to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a move that will harm the oil & gas industry and production...
June 18th, 2021
This proposal of needless regulations will do nothing but kill energy jobs, cripple output, and make our Nation less safe in the process.
June 11th, 2021
Ceding energy dominance to our adversaries will prevent the United States from exporting clean, American energy to the world, which will likely increase global emissions as countries rely on polluters like Russia or Iran for...
May 27th, 2021
Texas may soon approve a bill to require power generation companies to better prepare their facilities to withstand extreme weather.