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Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Biden Abused Strategic Petroleum Reserve as ‘Election-Year Gimmick’

Sean Moran 24 Jan 2023

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) said in a statement on Tuesday that Democrats have continued to abuse the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), while Republicans want to lower gas prices by “unleashing American energy.”

“At a time when gas prices are on the rise, Secretary Granholm and the Biden administration need to be transparent with the American people about their efforts to cover up how they’ve abused the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as an election-year gimmick,” McMorris said in a written statement. “Republicans want durable, long-lasting relief at the pump. The best way to do this is by unleashing American energy, which is what H.R. 21 accomplishes.”

Rodgers sought to rebuke comments from Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who contended that H.R. 21, the Strategic Production Response Act, would raise energy prices. The legislation would limit Biden’s ability to draw down the SPR until the Energy Department develops a plan to increase the oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands. The bill, sponsored by Rodgers, is widely supported and has 31 cosponsors.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre also accused Republicans of “forcing” Americans to pay higher gas prices with their proposal:

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