The HEAT Report
The HEAT Report is a weekly newsletter focusing on how members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) promote American energy security, and an all-of-the-above energy economy.
Buckle up, America. It’s shaping up to be a long, costly winter for hard-working families due to President Biden’s inflationary, anti-American energy agenda.
As we barrel toward the winter months and Americans look to heat their homes, the Energy Information Administration estimates families can expect to pay an average of $746 for their home-heating bills over the next six months, which would be 30 percent higher than last year. Nearly half of U.S. households use natural gas to heat their homes, and with natural gas prices at a seven-year high, families could find themselves in a budget crunch this winter.
On top of that, Americans are paying excessively more to fill up their gas tanks with an average gallon of gas hovering around $3.34 — also a seven-year high. With other household commodities skyrocketing due to increasing inflation, families earning the median annual income are paying $175 per month more on routine expenses.
Meanwhile, President Biden and other Administration officials will soon travel to Europe for a United Nations Climate Change Conference. But Americans should pay close attention to the energy crisis that will greet them as an example of our future under Biden’s devastating energy policies. European countries have embraced far-left green policies similar to those packed into Biden’s far-reaching reconciliation bill, which have led to record-high utility prices and left them scrambling to find ways to find more energy resources. While they scorn cleaner, cheaper U.S. natural gas, Russia is waiting in the wings and ready to take advantage of these countries’ short-sighted policies.
America cannot afford to drive itself into the same dire situation that Europe currently faces. Biden can and should restore American energy independence by helping small businesses, lowering inflation, and taking advantage of our rich energy resources to deliver affordable energy prices for hard-working families.
This Week’s HEAT Member Highlights:
Representative Carol Miller (R-W. Va.) led a letter to President Biden with House Republican Leadership urging him to reverse his anti-American agenda of emboldening adversarial foreign energy producers and empower American energy producers instead.
HEAT Co-Chair Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) shared in an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing on Thursday how he supports an all-of-the-above approach when it comes to energy production, but President Biden’s America-last, energy-killing policies have caused American energy prices to skyrocket. Rep. Duncan explained how the U.S. should harness its domestic sources of energy to provide reliable and affordable energy to Americans instead of relying on adversaries for energy production.
Representative Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) called on House Democrats to prioritize solutions to fix the current energy crisis facing American families instead of pushing President Biden’s costly and misguided anti-fossil fuel energy agenda.
Representative Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) ridiculed the Biden Administration for its broken promises to Minnesota's miners.
HEAT Co-Chair Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) spoke with the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance about the importance of producing reliable energy in the United States.
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change Ranking Member David McKinley, P.E. (R-W. Va.) addressed skyrocketing energy costs in an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing, blasting Congressional Democrats for not addressing the issues that matter to the American people. Additionally, Rep. McKinley sent a letter to Energy Secretary Granholm urging the Department of Energy to renew the National Coal Council.
Representative John Joyce (R-Pa.) delivered remarks at an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy hearing to discuss that while Americans are facing higher prices at the gas pump and preparing to endure higher heating costs this winter, Congressional Democrats are attempting to build more wind turbines that do nothing to stop President Biden's energy crisis.
Representative French Hill (R-Ark.) signed onto a letter led by Rep. Carol Miller (R-W. Va.) criticizing the Biden Administration for empowering Russia and other American adversaries by begging OPEC+ to produce more oil.
Representative Ron Estes (R-Kan.) introduced the Marginal Well Protection Act, legislation that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency administrator from imposing a methane fee on marginal oil and gas wells.
Representative Fred Keller (R-Pa.) spoke on the House Floor regarding utility prices reaching a seven-year high due to President Biden's reckless, anti-American energy policies.
Representative Garret Graves (R-La.) joined Republican colleagues in raising strong concerns with the Biden Administration’s flawed policies to use foreign energy sources instead of domestic energy production to offset the skyrocketing gasoline prices Americans are paying at the pump.
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) spoke on the House Floor about rising inflation across America due to President Biden's destructive energy policies.
Representative Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (R-Ariz.) is inviting members to join and educate members of Congress, staff, and industry about the fundamental role of nuclear energy in creating an affordable, safe, and reliable power system that emits zero carbon pollution and has the lowest environmental impact of any baseload power source and the smallest footprint of any zero carbon power source. The CNEC will host roundtables, policy briefings, speakers, and member and staff education trips to learn firsthand about the safety and efficacy of nuclear power both domestically and internationally. The CNEC will seek to introduce and pass legislation promoting advanced nuclear opportunities, support our existing nuclear fleet, addressing a comprehensive waste solution, processing, recycling and promote policies that support a vibrant nuclear energy industry.
- 'America first to America last' under Biden: former pipeliner (Fox News)
- The EU's impotent rage at Putin's gas games (POLITICO)
- White House links climate change to migration in new national security report (Washington Examiner)
- Canada boosts U.S. natgas exports, drills more as global prices surge (Reuters)
- The U.K. Ditched Coal and Left Itself With a New Set of Challenges (Wall Street Journal)
The Response on Social Media:
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) bashed Congressional Democrats for playing partisan politics and refusing to address the multiple crises that America currently faces due to President Biden's failed leadership.
Representative John Joyce (R-Pa.) slammed President Biden's socialist spending spree that would directly harm American families by creating new taxes on the oil and natural gas industry.
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) joined Newsmax TV to discuss President Biden and Speaker Pelosi’s reckless $5 trillion social reengineering spending bill that will increase taxes on every American and exacerbate inflation that’s already raising the cost of everything from gasoline to groceries.