Chair Rodgers Applauds Passage of H.R. 1

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) joined House Republican Leadership in a press conference on H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, which passed the House today with bipartisan support: Screenshot 2023-03-30 at 2.46.58 PM.png

Excerpts and highlights from her remarks: 

“I’m proud to stand with this entire team in support of our leadership on H.R. 1, but I’m most proud to be here with those who are wearing the hard hats that say, ‘proud American energy workers.’ 

“This legislation is about unleashing American energy. It is about making sure America is producing more domestic energy, and we appreciate everything that you’re doing every day to make sure we have reliable, affordable energy.” MicrosoftTeams-image (1).png


“Energy is foundational to everything. It has lifted people out of poverty and raised the standard of living... it is the driver of American leadership.” 


“We do it better. We do it cleaner. We do it more efficient than any other place in the world. So, when we are increasing domestic production in the U.S., we’re also lowering carbon emissions.” 

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