Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Announces Second Round of Congressional Endorsements for the 2022 Election Cycle

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today announced its second round of congressional endorsements for the 2022 election cycle. This latest round of endorsements include nine Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives who are uncontested in their primary or have primaries later this summer: U.S. Representatives Garret Graves (R-LA-06), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08), Frank Lucas (R-OK-03), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY-11), Peter Meijer (R-MI-03), Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05), Pete Stauber (R-MN-08), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21).

CRES announced its first round of endorsed candidates last week, which focused on candidates who have primaries in the coming weeks.

All candidates endorsed by CRES have shown a commitment to strengthening America’s clean energy industry and reducing emissions by supporting free-market policies that unlock greater research, development, and deployment of the next generation of clean energy technologies.

“Now more than ever, it is evident that our country needs leaders committed to boosting domestic energy independence and addressing climate change. Each of the candidates endorsed by CRES have demonstrated just that—spearheading legislative efforts that protect both our wallets and our environment,” said Heather Reams, President of CRES. “Recent CRES polling found that Americans across party lines overwhelmingly support all-the-above policies championed by Republicans that reduce emissions, incentivize clean energy development, cut regulatory red tape, and hold foreign countries to their climate commitments. I am proud to issue these endorsements and applaud each of these Republican leaders for their steadfast work to promote American energy independence.”

The CRES-endorsed candidates have each contributed to the policy landscape in ways that advance clean energy and reduce emissions while prioritizing the needs of the country. Additionally, many candidates are members of the newly formed Conservative Climate Caucus (CCC). Examples of initiatives championed by many of the endorsees include: permitting improvements, strengthening America’s critical mineral supply chains, promoting domestic production of natural gas, clean hydrogen, advanced nuclear energy, natural climate solutions and conservation, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).


The full list of 2022 candidates endorsed by CRES include:

U.S. Senate

Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID)

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

U.S. House of Representatives

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-02)

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX-26)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX-02)

Rep. John Curtis (R-UT-03)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01)

Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA-06)

Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH-14)

Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ-08)

Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK-03)

Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC-01)

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY-11)

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23)

Rep. David McKinley (R-WV-01)

Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI-03)

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA-02)

Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05)

Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN-08)

Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-CA-08)

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21)

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR-04)



Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) engages Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge. For more information, visit

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