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Leader Rodgers on Fox News Radio: “Energy is foundational to our economy and to our geopolitical standing.”


03.30.22

House Energy & Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke with Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade Wednesday morning about the importance of flipping the switch on American energy by strengthening our energy security, improving our critical supply chains, and easing the regulatory burdens imposed by the Biden administration. This will lower prices and strengthen America’s energy security.

FLIPPING THE SWITCH ON AMERICAN ENERGY

“I’m asking this administration to unleash American energy — to flip the switch [after] the Biden administration has been systematically shutting down American energy.”

“Since day one they’ve been shutting down pipelines, shutting down exploration, and the development of American energy.”

“We’ve seen gas prices go up and this administration continues… [to be] more focused on doubling down on their rush-to-green agenda than actually taking care of Americans.”

ON THE APRIL 6 E&C HEARING WITH ENERGY COMPANIES

“We need these energy companies to speak out as to what’s really going on in the United States of America. This administration, since day one, has made it very clear… they want to shut down American energy. They want to shut down oil, natural gas, and coal in the United States of America after we spent decades working to become energy independent.”

“When I talk to these energy companies, especially the smaller energy companies in the United States, what they say is that even though oil is now over $100 per barrel, it is extremely difficult [to explore and produce] because of the regulatory climate, the limitations, the permitting, the shutdown of pipelines.”

ENERGY IS OUR MOST EFFECTIVE WEAPON AGAINST PUTIN

“Our most effective weapon against Putin is American energy.”

“Putin has gained his standing in the world through energy by exporting oil, natural gas. 40% of [Europe’s] natural gas comes from Putin. That’s the way that he’s been funding his military and his aggression in Ukraine.”

“We should be exporting natural gas into Europe.”

ON AMERICAN ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

“Energy is foundational to our economy and to our geopolitical standing. We should be unleashing American energy.”

“You cannot be a diplomatic power without being a military power. You cannot be a military power without being an economic power. It is all connected and energy is foundational to that.”

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