WASHINGTON—Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams celebrated the introduction of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, 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.) as original cosponsors.
“Under the leadership of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, House Republicans’ Commitment to America laid out a clear all-of-the-above energy plan: invest in innovation, unlock domestic resources, and let America build to lower costs for families, enhance our national security, and reduce global emissions,” said Heather Reams. “H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, takes a great first step to realizing these goals by cutting Washington red tape that stifles American growth.
“By accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies and emission-efficient production of our energy resources and by catalyzing the development of America’s mineral resources, the Lower Energy Costs Act will strengthen the United States’ leadership role in reducing global emissions, make energy more affordable for American families, and decrease our reliance on Russia and China, making our nation more secure.
“It’s time we embrace Republicans’ all-of-the-above energy approach that prioritizes American resources and embraces America’s leadership role in reducing global emissions,” Reams concluded. “It’s time we pass the Lower Energy Costs Act.”