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Congressman Scalise strongly believes in and fights for an ‘America first’ energy strategy that will put our country on the path to energy dominance. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over American energy policy, Congressman Scalise believes that Congress must enact a national energy strategy that leverages our abundant fossil resources like oil and natural gas, explores alternative energy solutions, and keeps prices for consumers as low as possible.

Congressman Scalise fully supports efforts to roll back many of the ill-conceived policy choices of the previous administration.  Congressman Scalise supports increasing energy production both onshore and offshore, reducing regulatory burdens, and streamlining permitting processes to allow projects to be completed more quickly.  With greater access to natural resources and shorter timelines for infrastructure, investment will continue to be made in the energy sector that will create jobs and grow our economy. 

So much of this production and development of energy takes place in Congressman Scalise’s southeast Louisiana congressional district. Port Fourchon is the service base for over 90% of the deepwater drilling rigs and production platforms and is the main facility transporting supplies and people to these offshore locations.  This infrastructure is critical to not only the economic health of Louisiana; it is also critical to the economic health of the nation.

Congressman Scalise supports robust offshore energy production in the Gulf of Mexico for another reason: revenue sharing.  Now, for the first time, Louisiana has a chance to share in the dollars that flow from offshore oil and gas production.  In Louisiana, those dollars are dedicated to restoring our vanishing coastline.  Energy production is not just about economic growth; in Louisiana, it is also about saving precious wetlands from additional erosion and subsidence.

Congressman Scalise will continue to fight for bold energy policy that protects Louisiana and strengthens the United States at home and abroad.

For more information concerning Congressman Scalise's work and views on Energy issues, please contact his Washington, DC office.

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July 23, 2021 Press Release
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July 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced that he has secured $1.5 million in the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee bill for deepening the Port Fourchon Belle Pass Channel. This funding will allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete environmental compliance and update the overall cost and dredge material disposal plans so the construction phase of the project can begin.

July 2, 2021 Press Release
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July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) in introducing the American Energy First Act, a bill that empowers states to manage energy development within their borders and encourages efficient onshore and offshore production of both conventional and renewable energy resources.
 

June 28, 2021 Press Release
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House Democrats have been signaling for weeks they’re ready for the White House to ditch talks with Congressional Republicans on a bipartisan infrastructure proposal in favor of trillions of dollars in socialist spending schemes completely unrelated to infrastructure.
 
June 18, 2021 Press Release
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This week, President Biden was dealt a blow in his all-out assault on American energy when a federal judge blocked the Biden Administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters. 
 
June 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and HEAT Co-Chairs Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) released the following statements after a U.S. district judge on Tuesday blocked the Biden Administration from suspending new oil and gas leases on federal land and water.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), HEAT Co-Chairs Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), and HEAT member Rep. Kelly Armstrong (R-N.D.) released the following statements after TC Energy Corp. announced Wednesday that it would scrap the Keystone XL pipeline project. The announcement follows President Biden's reckless decision to rescind a permit for the pipeline on his first day in office.

May 24, 2021 Press Release
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This week, President Biden paved the way for Russia to extend its energy influence in Europe and sell out America’s allies like Ukraine by waiving crucial sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
 

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