WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) voted against H.R. 205, H.R. 1941, and H.R. 1146, three bills that would ban oil and gas leasing, development, and production in the Atlantic and Pacific planning areas, the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico.
“The oil and gas industry is under assault from Democrats in Congress. Banning energy exploration in these areas threatens millions of American jobs, makes the United States more dependent on foreign oil, and jeopardizes our national security. America is the cleanest and safest energy producer in the world. Instead of waging an ideological war on the oil and gas industry, Congress should be working with President Trump to expand U.S. energy exports and establish American energy dominance.”