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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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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.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined fellow Republican leaders to highlight the strong economic results the country is feeling thanks to President Trump and Congressional Republicans' pro-growth policies. Whip Scalise specifically drew attention to the booming energy sector under President Trump, which has strengthened America's national security and lowered costs for Americans.

May 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made the following statement after the White House announced that President Donald Trump will tour Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG Export Facility in Cameron Parish, La.:

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's release of the updated Well Control Rule:

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 9, the U.S. Energy Disadvantage Act:

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James co-authored an op-ed for The Hill criticizing the Green New Deal for the harm it would cause to the American economy and workers, while leading to increased carbon emissions globally by outsourcing American jobs to countries like China and India, two of the largest carbon emitters. Whip Scalise and President James instead promote an all-of-the-above energy approach that would reduce costs to consumers and create more high-paying jobs.

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