House Passes Legislation McMorris Rodgers Helped Lead to Lower Energy Costs Across the Board

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act on a bipartisan vote, upholding Republicans’ Commitment to America and to an economy that’s strong. 

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) helped lead this legislation to tackle the energy crisis by boosting energy production, lifting regulatory burdens for the construction of more energy infrastructure, cutting China out of our critical materials supply chains, and lowering costs across the board.

Following the passage of H.R. 1, Cathy released the following statement:

“Republicans are prioritizing the American people over the Democrat’s radical climate agenda. On his first day in office, President Biden started the war on American energy. He has revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, imposed a moratorium on oil production on federal lands, directed agencies across the Federal government to impose punitive and burdensome regulations, and made us more reliant on China. Predictably, gas prices skyrocketed to the highest levels in American history. People are counting on us to improve their quality of life. H.R. 1 delivers on that promise and will ensure America continues to lead the world at reducing emissions. I commend the passing of this package, which will boost energy production, lift regulatory burdens for the construction of more energy infrastructure, cut China out of our critical materials supply chains, and lower costs across the board. H.R. 1 is how we build a better and more secure future for all Americans.” — Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)

She also joined House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader Steve Scalise, and her Republican colleagues for a press conference on the bipartisan passage of H.R. 1.

The Lower Energy Costs Act restores American energy independence by:

  • Increasing domestic energy production
  • Reforming the permitting process for all industries
  • Reversing anti-energy policies advanced by the Biden administration
  • Streamlining energy infrastructure and exports
  • Boosting the production and processing of critical minerals

In case you missed it, Cathy also addressed the House of Representatives yesterday on the importance of H.R. 1:

CLICK HERE to read the bill. 

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