Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1- the Lower Energy Costs Act by a bipartisan vote of 225-204:
“Over the past 19 months, the Biden Administration has logjammed American energy projects in government regulatory purgatory and enacted policies that have led to the dependence of energy from foreign adversaries- all leading to higher prices for America’s families and communities. Oklahoma, and the United States as a whole, has tremendous potential to utilize its energy resources – resources that have the capability to provide efficient and reliable energy for many of our communities. The Lower Energy Costs Act would enhance our energy resources, strengthen our energy and national security, enact sensible permitting reforms into law, and- most importantly- cut costs for consumers,” said Congressman Lucas. “The backbone of America’s energy security are the resources that lie within our grasps for development. As the global leader in energy technology development and science innovation, the United States must take an all-of-the-above approach that embraces a wide range of energy sources and technologies that support integrated energy systems. I’m proud to support the Lower Energy Costs Act, ensuring America can untap the energy resources of tomorrow and strengthen America’s energy security while making energy cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable for all Americans.”
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