WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Steve Scalise introduced H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, to lower energy costs, speed up permitting reform, and put the U.S. back on the path to energy independence.

Mandy Gunasekara, director of the Center for Energy and Conservation (CEC) at Independent Women’s Forum said:

“America’s future requires more energy and H.R. 1 will address this need. The comprehensive package will ensure hardworking families have access to affordable energy that works when needed most. Our country is blessed with abundant resources which the men and women in the U.S. energy industry know how to extract, refine, and deliver in the safest, most environmentally-friendly way. I applaud the new leadership in the U.S. House for focusing on solutions that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of everyday Americans struggling to heat and power their homes and for acting as a bulwark against the Biden Administration’s misguided, inflationary policies.”

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