The HEAT Report | Congressman Steve Scalise


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The HEAT Report is a weekly newsletter focusing on how members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) promote American energy security, and an all-of-the-above energy economy.

The Latest:

This past week, President Biden flew over 5,000 miles on Air Force One to Saudi Arabia to beg them to produce more oil instead of turning to America’s producers to ramp up domestic energy production.

Apparently, President Biden is okay with foreign countries producing energy at higher carbon emission rates. The best place to make and produce oil is in America. President Biden doesn’t have to wonder what the answer will be if he asks any of our energy-producing states to open up the spigots. Their answer will be yes because they know how to produce good, clean American energy — cleaner than anywhere else in the world.
Meanwhile, hardworking families across the country are paying dearly for President Biden’s self-created energy crisis. In June, the Consumer Price Index hit 9.1 percent — it’s highest level in nearly 41 years. Gas prices are more than double than when President Biden took office. That is a kick in the gut to low and middle-income families who are feeling the pain at the pump.
There’s a cost to President Biden shutting down production in America, and we’re seeing it impact hardworking Americans being forced to choose between filling their tanks or feeding their families. He should immediately reverse his anti-American energy agenda, stop begging Saudi Arabia for more oil, and embrace American energy production to ease the burden he’s inflicted upon American families. 

This Week’s HEAT Member Highlights:

In a statement, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) slammed the Biden Administration for releasing an overdue five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan with an option for no offshore lease sales nationwide. This radical plan comes at a time when Louisiana families are facing record-high gas prices and runaway inflation that is hurting the economy. 

HEAT Co-Chair Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) joined One America News Network to stress the implications of Democrats’ America-last energy policies and shared Republican solutions to the energy crisis.

In his weekly column, HEAT Co-Chair Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) noted that the loss of American energy independence has only emboldened China. Rep. Mullin also joined Fox Business Network to lay out steps that President Biden could take to ramp up American oil production.

At a House Oversight Committee markup, Representative Michael Cloud (R-Texas) setthe record straight on Democrats bashing hardworking oil and gas workers.

In the latest episode of A Voice for Rural America, Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) joins Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and other experts to discuss energy security and grid reliability in the Pacific Northwest.


At a Natural Resources Committee markup, Representative Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) fought against a bill that would permanently ban mining in the Superior National Forest in his northern Minnesota district, which would increase American dependence on foreign sources for critical minerals.

Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) joined Newsmax TV to talk about President Biden’s failed energy policies and his proposed oil and gas leasing plan that contains an option for zero new lease sales.

Representative Ron Estes (R-Kan.) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland encouraging re-evaluation of the Administration’s Habitat Conservation Plan, which imposes restrictions on oil and gas operations and requires payment of significant fees for any new drilling or construction projects.

Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) published an op-ed in the Washington Examinerdemanding to know why President Biden is selling America’s emergency oil reserves to foreign adversaries while ignoring domestic pain at the pump.

In a speech on the House Floor, Representative John Joyce (R-Pa.) criticized the Biden Administration’s anti-American energy policies which are forcing American families to make difficult choices about what they can and cannot afford.


The Response on Social Media:


House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) called out President Biden for traveling to Saudi Arabia to beg for more foreign oil production when he could utilize America’s vast energy supplies to help struggling American families.

In an interview with Newsmax TV, HEAT Co-Chair Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) discussedhow President Biden’s energy crisis is driving both inflation and higher prices and why President Biden should unleash American energy production. 


HEAT Co-Chair Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) pointed out that record-high diesel prices are hitting Oklahomans especially hard.

Representative Garret Graves (R-La.) blasted Democrats on the Natural Resources Committee for offering zero opportunities to lower energy costs and prices at the pump.

Representative Pete Stauber (R-Minn.) joined Fox Business Network to discuss President Biden’s rollback of solar panel tariffs on China and the importance of Minnesota’s mineral wealth to U.S. domestic supply chains.

Representative Austin Scott (R-Ga.) blasted President Biden for sending oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve overseas while inflation hit a 41-year high.

Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) called out President Biden for caring more about catering to fringe extremists within his party than providing relief at the pump for Americans who are hurting.

Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) laid out an effective strategy for the Biden Administration to follow to bring down energy costs for hardworking families. Rep. Lesko also pointed out that under President Biden, Americans are spending over $2,000 extra a year on gas.

Representative French Hill (R-Ark.) noted that Americans are paying nearly double for energy costs than they were a year ago and urged the Biden Administration to unleash American energy production.


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