President Obama's War on American Energy

Floor Speech

By: Ted Poe
By: Ted Poe
Date: June 25, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today the President declared war on America's energy. The administration issued an imperial-style edict ordering the EPA, in essence, to shut down domestic energy: oil, natural gas, and coal.

Never mind the consequences. By shutting down coal, for instance, he's shutting down 37 percent of America's energy. But he doesn't care that Congress has rejected this policy in the past. He just wants it his way.

Well, he won't get it without a fight. I have introduced the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act. This bill will put an end to the back-door, monarch-style administration that ignores Congress and circumvents the will of the people.

The bill would prohibit any EPA funds from being used to implement the regulation of greenhouse gases. The White House's new war on energy will only raise the costs for our families, cripple the economy, and put Americans out of work.

This war is out of touch with the real world. It's a war against America that Americans can't afford to lose.

And that's just the way it is.