Washington, D.C. – Today, Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Republican Subcommittee Leader on Energy Fred Upton (R-MI), and Republican Subcommittee Leader on the Environment and Climate Change David McKinley (R-WV) released this statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats introduced their plan to raise energy prices and shutter America’s all-the-above energy strategy.
“The Democrats announced their plan today to put a down payment on the Green New Deal. It’s full of more mandates and regulations that will raise energy prices, export jobs overseas, and weaken our national security. Just like President Joe Biden’s executive orders, this rush to green with one-size-fits all regulations will force California’s failed policies on the rest of the country and make us more reliant on critical mineral supplies from China.
“We can pursue practical policies to innovate a cleaner energy future if we work together. Rather than threaten millions of jobs and hold back America’s economic recovery, we urge the Majority to join us in a bipartisan way to unleash innovation, strengthen our supply chains, and capture all the advantages of our abundant resources, which include coal, hydropower, nuclear technologies, and clean natural gas.”