I am humbled and honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee — the oldest, and one of the most influential, legislative committees in Congress. The Energy and Commerce Committee oversees America’s energy industries (among many other industries) that are so vital to the economic growth of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio. This is a great responsibility and will provide Eastern and Southeastern Ohio with a more prominent voice on important policy issues that affect our lives.
Such an energy vision that harnesses America's exceptionalism will lead to new innovations and technologies around domestic energy production, storage, distribution, and useage, and will lead us to economic prosperity, job growth, and energy independence. Americans deserve real leadership on energy development, which is why I have voted for legislation that invests in energy research, develops new energy technology, and stops onerous regulations from the EPA, Department of the Interior, and other federal government agencies.
The federal government needs to be a partner in progress, not a constant barrier to energy development. We need common sense regulations that protect our national security, public health, and public safety while positively advancing a vibrant and growing private sector economy for America.