Republicans Introduce Bill To Return America To ‘Energy Independence’

Talk show host Larry O’Connor made a brief point over the weekend in a Twitter post about America’s current energy concerns. He made a common-sense claim about the country’s power and should strive for again when we were not dependent on hostile nations for our essential energy needs. Unfortunately, common sense is brutal to find in the globalist climate-crazy Biden administration.

O’Connor echoed the sentiment of most Americans when he called for the country to rely on American workers, equipment, and infrastructure to be free to “stop buying Russian oil.”

Sens. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) have introduced the American Energy Independence Act of 2022. In a joint statement, they said the bill’s purpose is to reverse Joe Biden’s “shutdown of the American energy sector” and allow domestic energy production to return to the total capacity.

Their statement also pointed out that the price of crude oil shot above $100 a barrel for the first time since 2014, immediately after Russia commenced its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. As gas and energy prices for ordinary Americans are surging, the Biden administration has refused to impose sanctions on Russia’s energy production. The senators point out that America’s “dangerous dependence” on foreign energy has put the White House in a weak position.

Hagerty said that Biden’s “war on American energy” has laid a severe burden on the shoulders of Americans and is leading to “disastrous national security ramifications” internationally. He said that the new legislation will re-establish the energy independence created by the administration’s policies of President Donald Trump.

Hawley said America must be energy independent to be a “strong and free nation.” He added that the new bill will bring an end to Russian energy dominance and re-open American production “full-throttle.”

During an appearance Monday evening on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Hawley said that the new bill would open up federal land for oil and gas leases and restart crucial pipeline projects while affirming that the federal government’s official policy is to promote American energy independence.