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House Dems block Pfluger bill to lower utility costs

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Today, 219 House Democrats BLOCKED consideration of Rep. August Pfluger’s (TX-11) legislation, the Protecting the Permian Basin Act of 2022.   This bill would repeal the natural gas tax included in Democrats’ “Paycheck Reduction Act” that adds a fee for onshore and offshore petroleum and natural gas producers and processors. The tax will increase costs for American families…

Pfluger Introduces Protecting the Permian Basin Act of 2022

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Oil Rig

Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) is proud to introduce the Protecting the Permian Basin Act of 2022, a bill to strike down the Democrats’ latest attack on the oil and gas industry. Pfluger’s bill repeals a harmful tax on oil and gas producers that was included in the Democrats’ Inflation ‘Expansion’ Act.

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…

Exclusive—Rep. August Pfluger: Biden’s Energy Agenda Is ‘Hurting’ American Families

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Originally Published by Breitbart on July 26, 2022 WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) told Breitbart News at America First Policy Institute’s America First Agenda Summit that President Joe Biden’s energy policies are “hurting” working American families. Pfluger, when asked how Biden’s energy agenda is hurting Americans during a time of inflation, said,…

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

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Oil Rig

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…