“House Republicans are taking action this week to reverse these Obama Administration policies and pass legislation to expand American energy production, create new American jobs and lower energy prices,” said Rep. Doc Hastings.

U.S._House_SealA group of House Republicans formed a coalition to advocate for a slew of GOP energy priorities including domestic oil and gas production.

The coalition, known as the House Energy Action Team (HEAT), will “promote Republican energy policies that will address rising energy prices, create thousands of good jobs and enhance our national security by promoting energy independence for America,” according to a statement.

Members of the coalition include House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), amoing others.

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Source: Andrew Restuccia | The Hill
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