U.S. House Republicans, including Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma sent yet another letter to President Biden urging him to reverse his anti-American energy policies.
In a letter telling the President his energy policies aren’t working, Mullin along with Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and HEAT Co-Chair Rep Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, stated he should issue a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan after Interior Secretary Deb Haaland let the previous five-year plan expire.
The members of the Heat Energy Action Team, one comprised of Republican members, sent a similar letter to the President in March of this year. In this week’s letter, they expressed what they called their deep concern with the President’s ongoing war on American energy.
“Unfortunately, since taking office, you have fulfilled your campaign promises to shut down American oil and gas production. As a result, America is no longer energy independent, and our nation is less secure,” wrote the congressional members.
“In order to reduce the dramatically higher energy costs your actions have placed on hard-working families, we strongly request you reverse course and work with us to unleash American energy. Specifically, we ask you to take immediate action by issuing a five-year leasing plan that includes regular annual lease sales in America’s offshore areas,” urged the Representatives.
The letter pointed out to the President how Europe is in a full-blown energy crisis and the same issues are found in California.
“Europe and California should both serve as a cautionary tale against the devastating anti-fossil fuel policies your administration is currently pursuing. To be clear, already sky-high energy prices will likely worsen unless you immediately reverse course and drastically increase exploration, leasing, and production of oil and natural gas here at home,” said Mullin and the others in the letter.
Read the full letter here.
The letter was signed by House Republican Whip and HEAT Co-Chair Steve Scalise (R-La.), HEAT Co-Chairs Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), Chief Deputy Whip Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.), Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer (R-Ala.), Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-Texas), Education and Labor Committee Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.), Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer (R-Ky.), Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.), Budget Committee Ranking Member Jason Smith (R-Mo.), House Administration Committee Ranking Member Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Ethics Committee Ranking Member Michael Guest (R-Miss.), Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.), and Reps. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.), Mike Johnson (R-La.), Rob Wittman (R-Va.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), August Pfluger (R-Texas), Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.), Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas), Jake Ellzey (R-Texas), Greg Pence (R-Ind.), Troy Balderson (R-Ohio), Bob Latta (R-Ohio), Roger Williams (R-Texas), Michael Burgess (R-Texas), Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Van Taylor (R-Texas), Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.), Troy Nehls (R-Texas), Dan Meuser (R-Pa.), David Valadao (R-Calif.), Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), David Rouzer (R-N.C.), Diane Harshbarger (R-Tenn), Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), Tim Walberg (R-Ill.), Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), Jim Baird (R-Ind.), Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.), Billy Long (R-Mo.), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.), Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.), Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Mayra Flores (R-Texas), Rick Allen (R-Ga.), Clif Bentz (R-Ore.), Fred Keller (R-Pa.), Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Dave Joyce (R-Ohio), Julia Letlow (R-La.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), Jerry Carl (R-Ala.), Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa), John Moolenaar (R-Mich.), Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), Brian Babin (R-Texas), Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho), Michelle Fischbach (R-Minn.), Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.), Bryan Steil (R-Wis.), Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.), Kat Cammack (R-Fla.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Garret Graves (R-La.), Randy Weber (R-Texas), Andy Barr (R-Ky.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Bob Good (R-Va.), Pete Stauber (R-Minn.), Jack Bergman (R-Mich.), Adrian Smith (R-Neb.), Michael Cloud (R-Texas), Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), Brad Finstad (R-Minn.), Claudia Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), Ben Cline (R-Va.), David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa), Jodey Arrington (R-Texas), Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS), John Joyce (R-Pa.), John Rose (R-Tenn.), Tony Gonzales (R-Texas), Barry Moore (R-Ala.), Mike Flood (R-Neb.), Randy Feenstra (R-Iowa), Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.), Jake LaTurner (R-Kan.), Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Connie Conway (R-Calif.), Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.), Brett, Guthrie (R-Ky.), David Kustoff (R-Tenn.), Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Burgess Owens (R-Utah), Dan Bishop (R-N.C.), Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), Chris Stewart (R-Utah), John Curtis (R-Utah), Austin Scott (R-Ga.), and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).