Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Kevin Hern (R-OK) announced that the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) will be brought under the purview of RSC. Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) will serve as the HEAT Chairman, and Rep. Mike Carey (R-OH) will serve as Vice Chairman.
The House Energy Action Team will supplement ongoing leadership, committee and conference efforts by providing a committed, talented and well-organized group of House members to serve as messengers of House GOP energy policy. HEAT members will champion and communicate effective policies that unleash affordable, reliable American energy to strengthen U.S. national security and bring down costs for consumers.
“Energy security & energy independence are key to our fiscal future. We need strong leaders in Congress to fight for good energy policies that utilize the many resources we have here in our own backyard,” said Hern in making the announcement.
“HEAT has done tremendous work under the leadership of Steve Scalise, I’m proud to help continue that work as we bring HEAT under the Republican Study Committee. Our new chairman August Pfluger comes from one of the top energy-producing regions in the country. His passion for saving American energy will help lead energy policy in our majority and restore American energy independence once again.”
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise said, “Now more than ever, Americans are concerned with rising energy prices and our nation’s dependence on foreign dictators for oil. Because of President Biden’s anti-American energy policies, we are in a historic energy crisis, and American families are the ones suffering.
HEAT Chairman August Pfluger said, “As the Representative for the Permian Basin—the most prolific oil and gas producing region in the United States—I am committed to telling the story of the men and women of our region who, through hard work and innovation, have unlocked abundant American energy and lifted a billion people out of poverty. The Biden Administration has demonized these very people and this industry in policy and rhetoric. .”
Source: House press release