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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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November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement in support of the COASTAL Act by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) which will increase the royalties that Gulf states like Louisiana receive from offshore energy production. The COASTAL Act passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee earlier this week.
 

November 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after President Trump's announcement that the United States would formally begin withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement:

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined members of the House Energy Action Team to strongly condemn a trio of highly-restrictive energy bills advanced by Democrats in the House this week. 

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Natural Resources Committee Ranking Republican Rob Bishop (R-Ut.), House Energy Action Team Co-Chairs Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Ok.), and Rep. Gosar (R-Ariz.) to introduce The American Energy First Act, an all-of-the-above American energy reform bill.

September 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Energy Action Team co-chairs Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) joined House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) to oppose three energy-related bills on the House floor this week.

August 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to grant 31 Small Refinery Exemptions:

July 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As five Democrat presidential candidates travel to New Orleans this weekend, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-L

June 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on the visit of Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Polish President Andrzej Duda to South Louisiana to tour Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal:

May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Congressman David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) today re-introduced their resolution to condemn a carbon tax; a resolution they have introduced every Congress since 2013. Twenty members of Congress have already cosponsored the resolution. A carbon tax would be a costly, job-killing burden on American families and small businesses and would reverse the progress made towards achieving American energy dominance. 

May 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom from the White House this morning before departing with President Trump to visit Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG Export Facility in South Louisiana. Whip Scalise highlighted the important role American energy production plays in our country's national security and the many good jobs it creates here at home.

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