House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) appeared on Fox Business’s Evening Edit on Tuesday to discuss President Biden’s reckless agenda that is hurting energy reliability and raising costs on American families.
“Clearly, the Democrats are out of touch when it comes to the energy crisis facing America.” – @cathymcmorris
President Biden’s radical energy agenda is hurting families and empowering China. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/yWY8XXDMVk
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EUROPE’S ENERGY CRISIS
“Clearly, the Democrats are out of touch when it comes to the energy crisis facing America and America’s leadership. Here [the Biden administration is] jetting off to Glasgow at the very time that they have an energy crisis that they’re ignoring on the home front. We have seen natural gas prices increase. [It’s a] seven year high.
“We shouldn’t be following Europe’s lead when they have been imposing these pie-in-the-sky mandates, more government control, the rush to unreliable energy. What we’re seeing as they’ve embraced the Green New Deal is that Europe is facing an energy crisis. They’ve seen a 600% increase [in their gas] prices just this year and energy prices are expected to go up more than 300% as they’re facing winter.”
AMERICA IS LEADING THE WAY ON EMISSIONS REDUCTION
“[The Biden administration] is ignoring that America is leading the world in bringing down carbon emissions. We have brought down our carbon emissions more than any other country in the world and we’ve done it the American way– with innovation and technology.
“You’re seeing the shale revolution in the United States of America that has really helped bring down carbon emissions and yet the Biden administration is shutting down American energy right now.”
WINTER IS COMING
“There is a concern about reliability, affordability, right here in the United States. American families are facing an increase in their winter heating bills. $746 per family is a 30% increase just to heat their homes this winter because of the policies that the Biden administration is imposing in shutting down American energy.”
STANDING UP TO THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY
“America absolutely has a moral authority to call out the Chinese Communist Party for its record of human rights abuses and America must stand up to China, and the Biden administration is, unfortunately, not willing to do that. They’re failing to criticize China.
“They’re failing to recognize that this radical agenda that is being pushed here in the United States is actually going to make us more dependent on China, more dependent upon China’s renewable supply chains, more dependent on supply chains that rely upon slave labor.”