Burchett votes for Lower Energy Costs Act; passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Mar. 30, 2023) – Today, U.S. Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) voted in favor of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act. This bill would boost U.S. energy production by eliminating unnecessary climate regulations that negatively impact energy producers. 

“The U.S. went from being energy dominant to energy reliant. That's not a spot we need to be in, and this bill would deliver some much-needed relief to the hardworking families that are struggling to pay their bills,” said Rep. Burchett

The Lower Energy Costs Act accelerates the development, importation, and exportation of energy resources by: 

  • Improving environmental review and permitting processes
  • Streamlining the export of oil and natural gas
  • Prohibiting the President from declaring a moratorium on energy development
  • Directing the Department of the Interior to conduct sales for the leasing of oil and gas resources on new lands and waters
  • Requiring the Department of Energy to identify critical minerals vulnerable to supply-chain disruptions

Full text of the Lower Energy Costs Act can be found here.  

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://burchett.house.gov/media/press-releases/burchett-votes-lower-energy-costs-act-passes-house