Lower Energy Costs Act

Floor Speech

Date: March 29, 2023
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. ROSE. Madam Chair, I rise today in support of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act because lowering energy costs is a top priority of Tennesseans.

Since President Biden took office, energy costs have skyrocketed. To make matters worse, congressional Democrats poured gasoline on the fire by passing a $370 billion Green New Deal giveaway that has done nothing to address the root cause of record-high energy costs and inflation.

My neighbors often ask, Why have energy costs gone up so much, so quickly? Why is the President not doing anything about it? Unfortunately, the Biden administration prioritizes the demands of woke, leftwing activists that would rather hold our economy hostage than promote the cleanest, most affordable energy produced right here in the United States.

Madam Chair, because of the reckless policies of the Biden administration, Republicans have many priorities this Congress, but our number one priority is to lower energy costs on behalf of the American people.