Providing reliable, affordable energy that powers our country and the world is what Texas does best. I am truly honored to represent a region leading in oil and gas production and at the forefront of creating the next generation of domestic energy that will carry us into the future.

The refineries and petrochemical plants in and around the 36th Congressional District are unmatched. Advancing policies that keep our refineries free from expensive, ineffective, and burdensome regulations is essential to our local and national economies. Projects like the LNG export facility in Sabine Pass are vital in creating job opportunities for those who call East Texas home and work to make America stronger and more secure.

Unfortunately, one of President Biden’s first actions on January 20, 2021, was canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline – another job-creator in the region – killing thousands of good-paying U.S. jobs. He has also issued executive orders suspending all oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters, among other policies that hurt the domestic energy sector.

While the Trump administration worked relentlessly to achieve American energy independence, the current administration has launched an all-out war on our oil and gas industry. As a result, gas prices have reached record highs while our petroleum reserves have plummeted to record lows. Instead of addressing this fixable issue by reversing course and investing in our producers, Biden begs OPEC and other foreign dictators for energy.

We are the world’s energy superpower and do not need OPEC, Russia, or any other country’s oil. Relying on other nations, some of which are our enemies, puts our national security at significant and unnecessary risk.

I will keep fighting this administration’s anti-oil and gas agenda in Congress and remain committed to a real, long-term energy strategy that maximizes domestic energy production, cuts through bureaucratic red tape, and restores America’s energy independence.