House Passes ‘Lower Energy Cost Act’ Supporting American Energy Independence

The House of Representatives passed the 175-page “Lower Energy Costs Act,” or H.R. 1.

Lead sponsor of the bill and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) said, “The Lower Energy Costs Act will increase American energy production, reform our broken permitting process, reverse the Biden Administration’s [sic] radical anti-energy policies, streamline our energy exports and imports, and boost the mining of critical minerals.”

Representative Michael Guest (R-MS) told The Daily Signal that producing critical minerals domestically reduces dependence on China and “is a great first step in bringing down the cost of energy across the United States.”

The president is expected to veto the bill if it passes the Senate, according to a statement from the White House.

Reporting from Breitbart:

While the bill is unlikely to be picked up in the Senate in its current form, Biden has vowed to veto it in the off-chance it reaches his desk, claiming the bill provides a “thinly veiled license to pollute” and would “take us backward.”

Energy and Commerce Committe chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) told Breitbart News on Wednesday evening that she hopes “at least that some of the provisions” of the lengthy bill will see a vote in the Senate.