House of Representatives Prepares Massive Energy Package

House of Representatives Prepares Massive Energy Package

March 8, 2023

House Leaders aim to bring a large energy package to the floor this month. The package includes around 20 bills that focus on various energy issues aimed to combat inflation, encourage oil and gas production and provide energy security. 

Politico reports,  

“Speaker Kevin McCarthy and his team have spent weeks assembling a marquee energy package designed to unite their fractious conference and accomplish one of their biggest pledges from last year’s gas-price-obsessed midterms. The energy package — which they aim to pass the last week of March — is set to include some of the party’s most popular pitches over the past decade, from boosting fossil-fuel production on federal lands to disapproving of President Joe Biden’s block on the Keystone XL pipeline to easing environmental reviews of energy and mining projects.”

The package covers a wide range of energy and permitting issues which leaders hope will help unify Congress and give the package a better chance of passing both Chambers of Congress. 

“Everybody will have a little different perspective. But when you want to attack inflation in this country, it starts with an all-of-the-above energy policy, and I think that will be the more unifying thing,” said House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.).

It has been three months since new leadership took charge in the House, and we are glad to see energy at the top of the priority list. Unfortunately, American families continue to suffer from high inflation. It is time for Congress to stand up for the American people. We must put ourselves first and regain our energy independence.