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ICYMI: Biden’s attacks on fossil fuel will harm Permian Basin

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Originally Published in the Houston Chronicle on July 28, 2022 It is not often that President Biden follows through on his promises. However, there is one he is determined to deliver on: his campaign pledge to “end fossil fuels” and his continuing down this path despite the high energy prices that are driving up costs on everything from gas to groceries, wreaking havoc on the budgets of all Americ...

Pfluger, Brady, Arrington Applaud Enforcement Action Against Mexico for Violating USMCA Energy Commitments

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After U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced that the United States is taking enforcement action against Mexico for undermining American energy companies in favor of Mexico’s state-owned enterprises, Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11), Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-8), and Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statements: Rep. August Pfluger: “The USMCA ...

Pfluger on SCOTUS EPA Ruling

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WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement following the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruling in West Virginia v. EPA, which curbs the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to shut down American energy production: Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): “Democrats have long weaponized the EPA against American energy producers, and today, SCOTU...

Pfluger Sounds off on Biden EPA Threatening Oil & Gas Production in the Permian Basin

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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to re-designate the Permian Basin as a non-attainment area: Rep. August Pfluger: “American families are being crushed by record-high gas prices and price hikes on all goods and groceries. Meanwhile, President Biden’s Administration is laser-focused on attack...

Pfluger: Power grid at risk from Russian cyberattacks and blackouts

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm demanding answers from the Biden Administration on their plan to prepare for and prevent dangerous electricity blackouts that the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is predicting for summer 2022. In the letter, Congressman Pfluger warns that increased threats to ou...

Rep. Pfluger Statement on Biden Administration Blocking American Energy By Canceling Domestic Oil Leases

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) released the following statement on the Biden Administration canceling oil leases in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico: Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): “President Biden is blaming record-high inflation and skyrocketing energy prices on everyone but himself while canceling domestic oil leases at the same time. His war on American energy through ever-ch...

Rep. Pfluger Hosts Republican Leader of Energy & Commerce Committee in Midland

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Washington, D.C. — Wednesday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) hosted Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Republican Leader of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, in Midland for a tour of MCM Exploration’s drilling rig, and Diamondback Energy’s hydraulic fracturing site. Rep. August Pfluger: “The Permian Basin is the epicenter of oil & gas production in the Nation. We produce more secure, affordable...

Pfluger: Biden SPR release “Purely Political”

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Thursday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement following President Biden’s announcement that his administration will release an unprecedented amount of oil from our Nation’s emergency reserves and levy increased fees on federal oil and gas leaseholders: “President Biden is putting our country into a dangerous situation by drawing down the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to th...

Rep. Pfluger Introduces the Energy Freedom Act to Make America Energy Dominant

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Tuesday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) introduced the Energy Freedom Act, the House companion to Senator Ted Cruz’s bill, which will restore American energy dominance. The legislation accelerates federal permitting for energy projects and pipelines, mandates new onshore and offshore oil and gas lease sales, approves pending LNG export licenses, and speeds up all forms of American energy devel...

Rep. Pfluger fights for Permian Basin Producers

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U.S. Representative August Pfluger (TX-11) delivered an impassioned speech on the House Floor in defense of American energy producers. Watch his remarks here, or read a full transcript below. “Madam Speaker, I rise today to oppose the previous question so that we can immediately pass the American Energy Independence from Russia Act. I’d like to thank Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her l...