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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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October 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Energy Action Team (HEAT) Co-Chairs Representative Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Representative Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) released the following joint statement after White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki 

October 4, 2021 Press Release

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October 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of the Interior issued the Final Notice of Sale for Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257, which was previously canceled when the Biden Administration illegally suspended new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters. A federal judge struck down President Biden's illegal ban in June, and the bidding process for Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 257 will be held on November 17, 2021.

September 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Energy Action Team (HEAT) Member Rep. John Joyce (R-Pa.) led 14 other HEAT members, including HEAT chairman and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), in a Special Order on the House Floor last night condemning the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats for their all-out assault on American energy independence.

September 27, 2021 Press Release

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.
 

September 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) offered an amendment to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's portion of the Build Back China Act that would prevent the oil and natural gas tax in the underlying bill from going into effect until the Environmental Protection Agency can ensure that it won't cause increased health care costs. Whip Scalise released the following statement after Committee Democrats voted against his amendment:

August 12, 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.

August 4, 2021 Press Release
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