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.
President Biden kickstarted the international climate conference in Scotland last week by apologizing to other countries for America pulling out of the detrimental Paris Accord under President Trump.
Think about that.
By withdrawing from the Paris Accord, the U.S. actually reduced its carbon emissions and became energy dominant by producing energy in America while creating millions of jobs.
Now, the Biden Administration’s policies have placed a stranglehold on America’s economy. Instead of offering the world clean, reliable American energy resources, President Biden chose to retreat. Global emissions will rise because China and Russia remain unaccountable and will emit more while picking up the jobs lost in America. Make no mistake — China and Russia are laughing at this conference.
As an added bit of irony, an estimated 400 private jets landed in Scotland for the climate conference, yet these “climate experts” instructed the rest of the world not to use fossil fuels. Additionally, Biden cruised through Rome with an 85-vehicle motorcade ahead of last week’s conference, showing off his clear commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Instead of promoting the radical, socialist “Green New Deal” agenda, America must embrace an all-of-the-above energy strategy to truly unleash our energy potential while continuing to lead the world through our technological advances to lower carbon emissions.
This Week’s HEAT Member Highlights:
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) slammed President Biden and Congressional Democrats on the House Floor for ramming their big government socialist spending spree through Congress, which breaks Biden's promise not to raise taxes on middle-class families with a natural gas tax that will increase household electricity rates by 30 percent.
Representative Bob Latta (R-Ohio) led a letter to President Biden with 12 other Republican members sharing their concerns over reports that the Biden Administration is exploring the possibility of terminating the Line 5 pipeline.
Representative Greg Pence (R-Ind.) led an Indiana congressional delegation letter to Secretaries Granholm, Buttigieg, Vilsack, and Raimondo expressing concern over the growing energy crisis in America as the winter months approach and Americans struggle to afford to heat their homes.
Representative French Hill (R-Ark.) delivered a speech on the House Floor urging President Biden to abandon his war on American jobs and our energy independence.
Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change Ranking Member David McKinley, P.E. (R-W. Va.) introduced the Supporting Affordable and Reliable Energy in Developing Countries Act of 2021, which would prohibit the implementation of any “Climate Finance Plan” if that plan prohibits the financing of fossil fuel and nuclear energy projects overseas. This follows the Biden Administration’s pledge at COP 26 to end financing for international fossil fuel projects. Rep. McKinley also released a statement after the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed its proposed methane standards.
Representative Fred Keller (R-Pa.) released a video of highlights from his natural gas tour in northeastern Pennsylvania with Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and Representative Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.).
Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) blasted the Biden Administration’s proposed methane rule that will stifle innovation in states like North Dakota that already regulate methane. This rule would cause workers to suffer and raise costs for all Americans.
- White House backtracks after slamming pipeline reporting as 'inaccurate,' admits admin is weighing shutdown (Fox News)
- Biden Energy Sec Granholm says cost of heating homes this winter will 'be more expensive' than last year (Fox News)
- Energy Secretary Granholm laughs off notion of boosting US oil production: 'That is hilarious' (Washington Examiner)
- Biden may tap strategic reserve amid rising fuel prices, Granholm says (POLITICO)
- OPEC, Russia Stick to Gradual Oil Production Boost (Wall Street Journal)
The Response on Social Media:
Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) exposed a far-left provision in President Biden and Congressional Democrats' radical tax-and-spending spree which gives an extra $4,500 for purchasing electric vehicles that are union-made.
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) bashed Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm for laughing when asked what the Biden Administration's plan is for increasing oil production in America to offset rising gas prices. Rep. Johnson also called out President Biden's refusal to acknowledge the reality that his anti-fossil fuel energy policies are hurting hardworking Americans.
HEAT Co-Chair Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) blasted the Biden Administration for placing overburdensome regulations on oil and gas production despite leading the world in emissions reductions.
HEAT Co-Chair Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) shared how President Biden snoozed through the United Nations Climate Conference last week while Americans dealt with his America-last energy policies and sky-high gas prices back at home.
Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) called out the Biden Administration for the price of gas currently being the highest it has been since the Obama Administration. Rep. Lesko also pointed out how America is one of the world’s most efficient producers when it comes to global emissions and how we should be producing and exporting, not constraining, production.
Representative Greg Pence (R-Ind.) bashed President Biden on the House Floor for going to Scotland for the international climate conference while an energy crisis unfolds in America.