Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement on the record high gas prices facing Americans.
“The American people cannot continue to bear the costs of President Biden’s war on American energy. The average price of gasoline is now at $4.37 a gallon. This makes everything more expensive — food, diapers, air fare, heating our homes, buying a car, and much more. The American people know this isn’t price gouging or Putin’s price hike. It’s been the Biden price hike since the day he took office.
“We must flip the switch on American energy production to reverse the damage of Biden’s energy and inflation crisis. I urge President Biden to join Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans on our agenda to secure cleaner American energy by saying ‘yes’ to flipping the switch on domestic production of cleaner oil and natural gas. I also call on my Democratic colleagues in Congress to join us in passing the American Energy Independence from Russia Act, which they’ve blocked five times. This bill would unleash domestic energy production, approve the necessary pipelines, remove restrictions on LNG exports, and restart oil and gas leasing on federal lands and offshore waters.”