Scalise to Lead H.R. 1 – The Lower Energy Costs Act
Washington, March 9, 2023
House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon the announcement that H.R. 1 for the 118th Congress will be the Lower Energy Costs Act. Leader Scalise will introduce the bill next week, along with Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Natural Resources Committee Chair Bruce Westerman (R-AR), and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Sam Graves (R-Mo.) as original co-sponsors. The bill will be considered on the House Floor in the last week of March.
“For over two years now, President Biden and Congressional Democrats have waged a war on American energy, and families and workers across the country are paying the price. Gas and utility costs have skyrocketed to record highs, with the average American paying over 40 percent more for their gas since President Biden took office. Voters sent Republicans to Congress to stop this radical anti-American energy agenda and to lower prices, and House Republicans listened. I am proud to announce that I will be introducing our H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, to cut red tape and increase energy production here at home to lower energy costs and stop our reliance on hostile foreign dictators for our energy and minerals. With the introduction of the Lower Energy Costs Act, we will put a stop to the war on American energy, become energy independent again, and lower costs for families who are struggling.
“I want to thank Speaker McCarthy and Chairs McMorris Rodgers, Westerman, and Graves for joining me in bringing the Lower Energy Costs Act to the House Floor, and I look forward to its passage.”