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Pfluger to Schumer: It’s a Jobs Emergency

February 24, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) is proud to announce the introduction of his second piece of original legislation, H. Res. 125, which protects the oil and gas industry from executive overreach by recognizing that any policy-making action taken to address climate change should be undertaken by the legislative branch, not through unilateral executive action—which the Biden administration continues to abuse.

Congressman Pfluger’s resolution, H. Res. 125, is in direct response to Senator Chuck Schumer’s call for President Biden to declare a ‘Climate Emergency.’ Congressman Pfluger refuted Sen. Schumer’s declaration in a statement:

“Our Nation does not need more dictator-style executive orders from President Biden. Already, he has unilaterally killed thousands of jobs with his plethora of executive actions. Our district is one of the main reasons a climate emergency is not needed. Thanks to American ingenuity and clean burning natural gas, the United States of America has already reduced CO2 emissions to a 20-year low.

“We must continue to promote this progress and oppose executive actions that will increase our dependence on foreign energy, increase consumer costs, and disadvantage the United States from adversarial nations such as Russia and China.”