Newhouse leads 30 Republicans in calling for ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) on April 28 led more than two dozen of his colleagues in calling for an “all-of-the above” energy strategy as the most viable approach to the nation’s energy policy.

“Central Washington is home to a diversified energy portfolio that provides safe, clean, and reliable energy for our communities,” Rep. Newhouse said. “The Biden administration and far-left Democrats are forcing Americans to choose between traditional resources like oil and natural gas, and renewable resources like solar and wind. 

“The truth is, we need both, including nuclear,” said the congressman. “An all-of-the-above energy strategy is the best approach for our energy security and independence.”

Rep. Newhouse introduced House Resolution (H.Res.) 339 with 30 Republican original cosponsors, including U.S. Reps. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Jay Obernolte (R-CA), David Valadao (R-CA), Larry Bucshon (R-IN), Pete Stauber (R-MN), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Buddy Carter (R-GA), and Ron Estes (R-KS).

If enacted, H.Res. 339 cites domestic sources of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear power, hydropower, corn-based ethanol and renewable diesel, wind, solar, and domestically mined minerals as being necessary pieces of an all-of-the-above energy approach, according to the text of the resolution.

Additionally, the resolution would express the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that energy security is an issue of national security, and increased domestic energy production will result in lower energy prices for American consumers, according to the text of the resolution.

“I will never stop fighting for the U.S. energy sector, defending our producers from wrongful attacks, and working to restore American energy independence,” said Rep. Newhouse. “Central Washington depends on it.”

The resolution has been referred for consideration to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.