Calls on Biden to Flip the Switch on American Production to Lower Prices
House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) appeared on Fox Business with Larry Kudlow on Tuesday. She urged President Biden to lower energy prices on American families by abandoning his socialist agenda and war on American energy. Don’t miss key highlights and more below, including why Leader Rodgers says President Biden must unleash America’s abundant resources, support American workers, and provide the leadership our allies around the world desperately need.
FLIP THE SWITCH ON AMERICAN ENERGY PRODUCTION
“We’re going to flip the switch on for American energy after the Republicans win the majority in November.
“We’re going to be very aggressive embracing, unleashing American energy.
“I’ve introduced legislation with my colleague Bruce Westerman, who heads up the resources committee for the Republicans. It is the American Energy Independence from Russia Act.
“It would immediately say yes to exporting LNG to our allies around the world. Europe is desperate for natural gas. We have lots of natural gas.
“It would restart the oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters here in the United States of America [and] immediately approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
“It would require the President to submit an energy security plan because we know that energy security is the foundation for national security.
“And it would restock our strategic petroleum reserves.
“These are the policies that would unleash American energy, that would flip the switch. It would bring down gas prices here in the United States, help hard-working American families, and also help our allies around the world that are desperate for American leadership.”
SOCIALIST PRICE CONTROLS DON’T WORK
“We know that price controls don’t work.”
“We know that it was tried in the 70’s and it just resulted in long lines and more scarcity of supply.
“We also know right now, when you think about doing this globally, that Russia is selling more oil to China and India.
“[Russian President Vladimir] Putin is continuing to sell oil, funding his military, propping up his economy, while our President and G7 [leaders] are talking about some kind of price controls. They need to confront the reality of the situation and unleash American energy.”
AMERICA IS BLESSED WITH ABUNDANT ENERGY RESOURCES
“We have the solution and I would encourage President Biden to go visit the fields of Texas, and North Dakota, and Pennsylvania. Go talk to our producers.
“We are blessed with abundant resources. We do it better than any other place in the world. We need to unleash American energy.”
“We need to be investing in energy infrastructure here in the United States. Whether it’s refineries, pipelines, all of this is foundational.
“But this is an administration that… is saying yes to importing solar panels from China, violating trade laws related to solar panel imports, and giving more leverage to China.
“That’s the direction of this administration, and at the same time, Americans continue to suffer from record high gas prices.”