WASHINGTON—Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams applauded the U.S. House of Representatives bipartisan passage of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, which was introduced by House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) with Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Natural Resources Committee Chair Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Sam Graves (R-Mo.).
“H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, takes the critical first step toward delivering on Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans’ Commitment to America,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “When American energy resources are stifled by unnecessary red tape, we export our jobs instead of our energy, resulting in increased global emissions. Though this is not the last step to fixing a broken system, it is the first and an invaluable step.”
“CRES applauds Speaker McCarthy and Leader Scalise along with Chairs Rodgers, Westerman, and Graves for their leadership to pass the Lower Energy Costs Act, which would enact commonsense policies that play a real role in reducing global emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change,” Reams concluded. “I urge the U.S. Senate to take up this legislation and remove the burdensome obstacles that are delaying America’s clean energy future.”
This week, CRES unveiled its first set of results from a CRES Forum national survey conducted by Moore Information Group, which found Republican and Independent voters overwhelmingly support an all-of-the-above energy approach (83%) that includes many policies championed by House Republicans in the Lower Energy Costs Act, such as permitting and regulatory reform (77%), securing America’s critical mineral supply chain (87%), improving energy infrastructure (80%), and responsible development of U.S. energy resources (85%).
On Monday, Heather Reams penned an op-ed in RealClear Energy describing the Lower Energy Costs Act as a win for American clean energy and national security.