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WATCH: Rep. Bill Johnson Questions DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm

Washington, April 28, 2022 | Ben Keeler (330.337.6951)
Tags: Energy
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) questioned the Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, during today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Biden Administration’s 2023 Department of Energy budget request:
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) questioned the Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, during today’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the Biden Administration’s 2023 Department of Energy budget request:

“Thank you, Madam Secretary, for being here today…I am sure you saw the news that Russia has now cut off gas shipments to Poland and Bulgaria, NATO members. Vladimir Putin, a dictator, using his energy dominance as a weapon to try to subjugate his neighbors,” said Rep. Bill Johnson during his opening statement.

“Now think about this for a moment. Put it into context. I think many of us don’t realize that only four out of the top fifteen natural gas-producing countries in the world are liberal democracies.  Four out of fifteen! The world needs natural gas in increasing amounts and LNG demand is skyrocketing.

“Folks, we talk a lot here about democracy versus autocracy.  Are we satisfied to allow energy to be provided at the whims of the worst people on earth? Or will America continue to be the guardian at the gate of freedom for the world and fuel the world with our resources and our values? This is a choice we need to make.”

Click here to watch the Congressman’s full questioning of Secretary Jennifer Granholm.