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Biden Doubles Down on His War on American Energy As Families Pay the Cost

With Americans facing the highest home heating bills in over two decades, Joe Biden doubled down on his war on American energy yesterday promising “no more drilling.” 

MAKE NO MISTAKE: President Biden is forcing families to pay the cost of his failed Green New Deal agenda. House Republicans have made a commitment to an economy that’s strong—and that begins with unleashing American energy dominance to drive down costs.

BIDEN’S ENERGY CRISIS:

  • Diesel prices are approximately 50% higher than they were this time last year, at $5.33 a gallon.
    • Our diesel reserves are now at the lowest seasonal level since 1951.
    • Diesel is used to fuel trucks, ships, tanks, and other vessels that are crucial to our economy. 
  • On the day that President Biden was sworn into office, the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide was approximately $2.39.
    • The national average for a gallon of gas is $3.80 as of Monday—over a dollar more than when Biden took office.
  • According  to the Energy Information Administration, households are expected to pay an average of $1,359 this winter for energy—the highest in 25 years.
    • Regions that rely heavily on home heating oil, such as the Northeast, will pay an average bill of $2,354.
    • This is due to a nearly 30% expected increase in both the price of natural gas and home heating oil.

BIDEN’S ANTI-ENERGY AGENDA:     

  • Last month, Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) announced that they would cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day, their largest reduction in oil output since the start of the pandemic, in a move that has already caused oil prices to increase to nearly $94 per barrel. This move follows President Biden’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia in which he asked the country to increase its oil output, after calling the Kingdom a “pariah.” 
    • In response, the White House is preparing to scale down sanctions on Venezuela’s authoritarian regime in order to gain access to their oil exports, while also stating that they will, “deliver another 10 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the market next month,” yet again raiding our strategic reserves for political gain.
  • The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which is meant for weather events or national security emergencies, is now at its lowest point since 1984 because of President Biden.
  • While Americans struggle with an energy crisis, the Biden administration continues to drain our SPR for political gain and threaten our national security.
  • President Biden has leased fewer acres of federal and offshore land for domestic oil and gas production at this point in his presidency than any other president since the end of World War II.
    • A Wall Street Journal report confirms leasing under Joe Biden has dropped by 97% compared to the first 19 months of former President Trump’s presidency.
  • President Biden and House Democrats continue to celebrate the Inflation ‘Expansion’ Act, which spends over $350 billion on failed Green New Deal initiatives and includes an American Energy Tax.
  • Biden has continued to beg dictators and other foreign adversaries for help easing prices rather than unleashing American energy dominance.
  • On day one of Joe Biden’s presidency, he launched his war on American energy when he killed the Keystone XL pipeline, which could be supplying 830,000 thousand barrels per day of oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
  • The Biden administration has continually passed the buck by blaming not only domestic energy producers but now gas station owners, however:

WHAT BIDEN SHOULD BE DOING: 

  1. End the federal freeze on oil and gas leases.
  2. Fast-track pending LNG export permits
  3. Expedite approval of all pipeline and energy development
  4. Stop the regulatory assault on U.S. energy development and financing

Bidenflation is Haunting Families This Halloween

This Halloween will be scarier than usual, with candy prices up over 13% and pumpkin prices up over 7% since last year. According to the National Retail Federation, America’s families could have the most expensive Halloween on record, with each adult spending an estimated average of $100.45 this year. 

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Joe Biden and House Democrats’ reckless spending is haunting Americans. When House Republicans earn the majority, we will end this inflation crisis by reining in their failed Far Left agenda.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS: 

  • Americans are paying more for just about everything this Halloweenbecause of inflation:
    • Pumpkins are UP 7.5%
    • Twix are UP 53%
    • Skittles are UP 41%
    • Reese’s are UP 35%
    • Starbursts are UP 30%
    • Kit Kats are UP 21%
    • Snickers are UP 12%
    • M&M’s are UP 12%
    • Sour Patch Kids are UP 10%
    • Butterfingers are UP 5%
  • Candy prices on average are up OVER 13% as of September.
  • In September, the CPI came in “hotter” than expected at 8.2% for the 12 months ending September. 
  • Inflation has outpaced workers’ wages for 18 months in a row under Joe Biden’s watch. 
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household over $700 a month, which adds up to over $8,000 a year. 

Biden’s Inflation Tax is Crushing Families Across the Country

Across every state in the country, families are paying more for just about everything because of skyrocketing inflation, which was caused by Joe Biden and House Democrats’ reckless spending and failed Far Left agenda. 

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Inflation is a tax on ALL Americans. House Republicans have made a commitment to an economy that’s strong, and when we earn the majority, we will rein in reckless spending and fight for pro-growth tax policies so families can keep more of their hard-earned money. 

See below for state-by-state inflation info, according to the Foundation for Government Accountability.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY STATE:

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS NATIONALLY: 

  • Inflation is a tax on all Americans.
  • In September, the CPI came in “hotter” than expected at 8.2% for the 12 months ending September.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation: 
  • Inflation has outpaced workers’ wages for 18 months in a row under Joe Biden’s watch. 
  • Owners’ equivalent rent index also increased 0.8% over the month, the largest monthly increase in that index since June 1990.
  • Health insurance had the largest increase ever which increased by over 28% over the last year.
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household over$700 a month, which adds up to over $8,000 a year.

Biden’s Border Crisis Hit a New Fiscal Year Record

President Biden’s historic border crisis is only getting worse. In September, there were 227,547 illegal crossings of our southern border—ending Fiscal Year 2022 with a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) record of over 2.37 MILLION illegal crossings.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Joe Biden and House Democrats’ open-border policies have created an invasion at our southern border. The American people have seen enough. When House Republicans earn the majority, we will secure our southern border and end the reckless policies that have left it wide open.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • This fiscal year alone, there have been over 2.37 MILLION illegal crossings of our southern border and 2.76 million nationwide—both totals are new CBP records.
    • Since Joe Biden took office less than two years ago, over 3.8 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended crossing the southern border.
  • In September, there were 227,547 illegal immigrant encounters at our southern border. 
    • That is a 12% increase in illegal crossings compared to the last month, and over a 200% increase from September 2020.
    • There have now been 19 straight months of OVER 150,000 illegal border crossings.         
    • 98 individuals on the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) were apprehended at the southern border in Fiscal Year 2022—more than the previous five years combined. 20 of these encounters were just in the last month.
  • There have now been OVER 14,000 pounds of poisonous fentanyl seized this fiscal year alone—a fiscal year record.
  • In August, Joe Biden and his administration decided to make the border crisis WORSE by formally ending former President Trump’s successful ‘Remain in Mexico’ program.
  • There were nearly 600,000 known “got-aways” at our southern border in FY’22.
  • According to court documents, the Biden administration has allowed over 1 million illegal immigrants to settle in the U.S.

Biden is Once Again Compromising Our National Security To Cover Up For His Failed War on American Energy

Today, Joe Biden will announce another release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in a desperate political attempt to drive down fuel prices, which have skyrocketed because of Biden and House Democrats’ failed war on American energy. 

MAKE NO MISTAKE: The SPR, which is meant for weather events or national security emergencies, is at its lowest point since 1984 because of President Biden. When Republicans earn back the House, we will fight to regain our energy independence and unleash American energy dominance.    

BIDEN’S ANTI-ENERGY AGENDA:     

  • The SPR, which is meant for weather events or national security emergencies, is now at its lowest point since 1984 because of President Biden.
  • While Americans struggle with an energy crisis, the Biden administration continues to drain our SPR for political gain and threaten our national security.
  • President Biden has leased fewer acres of federal and offshore land for domestic oil and gas production at this point in his presidency than any other president since the end of World War II.
    • A Wall Street Journal report confirms leasing under Joe Biden has dropped by 97% compared to the first 19 months of former President Trump’s presidency.
  • President Biden and House Democrats celebrate the Inflation ‘Expansion’ Act, which spends over $350 billion on failed Green New Deal initiatives and includes an American Energy Tax.
  • Biden has continued to beg dictators and other foreign adversaries for help easing prices rather than unleashing American energy dominance.
  • On day one of Joe Biden’s presidency, he launched his war on American energy when he killed the Keystone XL pipeline, which could be supplying 830,000 thousand barrels per day of oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
  • The Biden administration has continually passed the buck by blaming not only domestic energy producers but now gas station owners, however:

WHAT BIDEN SHOULD BE DOING: 

  1. End the federal freeze on oil and gas leases.
  2. Fast-track pending LNG export permits
  3. Expedite approval of all pipeline and energy development
  4. Stop the regulatory assault on U.S. energy development and financing

 

Biden’s Economic Crisis Has Stolen $2.1 Trillion From Americans’ 401(k)s

In the midst of the Biden Recession, hardworking Americans are facing another rude awakening—their 401(k)s are now down 25% on average. In total, Biden’s shrinking economy has stolen a combined $2.1 TRILLION from these retirement savings, not to mention the loss in purchasing power from skyrocketing inflation.  

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Our economy is NOT “strong as hell,” as Joe Biden said this weekend. The failed Far Left agenda of one-party Democrat rule in Washington is crushing Americans who are hoping to retire and those on fixed incomes. House Republicans have made a commitment to an economy that’s strong when we earn the majority.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS: 

  • The GDP decreased at an annual rate of 0.6% in the second quarter of 2022, according to the final estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 
    • This follows a GDP decline of 1.6% within the first quarter, meaning that we have hit the rule-of-thumb recession definition: two consecutive quarters with negative GDP readings.
    • The majority of Americans say we are in fact in a recession, according to a recent survey.
  • This shrinking economy has dropped the average 401(k) by 25%, equating to a loss of roughly $34,000 per average investor.
    • In total, our shrinking economy has stolen a combined $2.1 TRILLION from these retirement savings, not to mention the loss in purchasing power from skyrocketing inflation, which takes another $5,000 per person on average.
    • Americans closer to retirement age now have less time to make up for the investment lost in Biden’s shrinking economy, leaving many Americans reporting they will delay retirement all together.
  • Since President Biden took office, monthly savings have declined by roughly 83%.
  • In September, the CPI came in “hotter” than expected at 8.2% for the 12 months ending September.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation: 
  • Owners’ equivalent rent index also increased 0.8% over the month, the largest monthly increase in that index since June 1990.
  • Health insurance had the largest increase ever which increased by over 28% over the last year.
  • Inflation has outpaced workers’ wages for 18 months in a row under Joe Biden’s watch. 
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.0%, seasonally adjusted, from September 2021 to September 2022. 
    • The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.9% in the average workweek resulted in a 3.8% decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period.
    • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household over $700 a month, which adds up to over $8,000 a year.

Click HERE for more information on House Republicans’ commitment to an Economy that is Strong.

Joe Biden’s Inflation Expansion Act Causes Inflation to Surge

The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key inflation index, came in “hotter” than expected at 8.2% for the 12 months ending September.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Joe Biden and House Democrats’ Inflation Expansion Act has “stoked” America’s out-of-control inflation crisis, and they have NO plan to address it. Americans can’t afford Democrats’ policies, but we are certainly all paying for them. That is why House Republicans have created our Commitment To America to build an economy that’s strong for every American when we earn back the House. 

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS: 

  • Inflation is a tax on all Americans.
  • In September, the CPI came in “hotter” than expected at 8.2% for the 12 months ending September.
  • Americans are paying more for just about everything because of inflation: 
  • Owners’ equivalent rent index also increased 0.8% over the month, the largest monthly increase in that index since June 1990.
  • Health insurance had the largest increase ever which increased by over 28% over the last year.
  • Inflation has outpaced workers’ wages for 18 months in a row under Joe Biden’s watch. 
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 3.0%, seasonally adjusted, from September 2021 to September 2022. 
    • The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.9% in the average workweek resulted in a 3.8% decrease in real average weekly earnings over this period.
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household over $700 a month, which adds up to over $8,000 a year. 
  • This hotter-than-expected inflation report comes as America is in the middle of a recession. 
    • The GDP decreased at an annual rate of 0.6% in the second quarter of 2022, according to the final estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 
      • This follows a GDP decline of 1.6% within the first quarter, meaning that we have hit the rule-of-thumb recession definition: two consecutive quarters with negative GDP readings.
      • The majority of Americans say we are in fact in a recession, according to a recent survey.

America is in a Recession and Biden Remains Delusional

America is in a recession and has been since July, but Joe Biden remains delusional about the suffering Americans face. 

Last night, Biden denied America’s recession, and in response to Jake Tapper’s question on whether families should prepare for one, he said, “It hasn’t happened yet…if it is, it’ll be a very slight recession.” 

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS:

  • The GDP decreased at an annual rate of 0.6% in the second quarter of 2022, according to the final estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 
    • This follows a GDP decline of 1.6% within the first quarter, meaning that we have hit the rule-of-thumb recession definition: two consecutive quarters with negative GDP readings.
    • The majority of Americans say we are in fact in a recession, according to a recent survey.
  • Inflation is a tax on all Americans.
    • In August, the CPI came in “hotter” than expected at 8.3% for the 12 months ending August.
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household over $700 a month, which adds up to over $8,000 a year. 
  • Food prices alone are up 11.4% since last year, the largest one-year increase in prices since 1979.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 2.8%, seasonally adjusted, from August 2021 to August 2022.
    • Inflation has outpaced workers’ wages for 17 months in a row under Joe Biden’s watch. 
  • The median annual rent for Americans is UP 10% compared to last August.
  • Biden’s inflation crisis has cost the average American worker OVER $3,000 in annual income.
  • President Biden has now issued more executive orders than any president since Ford, leaving America’s taxpayers with a $1.5 TRILLION tab as they are already paying more for just about everything. 

MAKE NO MISTAKE: This is the Biden Recession—no one else’s. House Republicans have made a commitment to an economy that’s strong, and that starts with ending the Far Left Socialist policies of Biden and the House Democrats that have led our economy into a recession. 

Click HERE for Biden’s Economic Crisis graphics.

CTA WEEK OF ACTION REMINDER

This week, we are amplifying messages on our commitment to a future built on freedom. Feel free to highlight and flag for us your Commitment to America videos, graphics, and any work your office has done to preserve a future built on freedom using the hashtag #CommitmentToAmerica.

Click HERE for messaging on our Commitment to a Future that is Built on Freedom, courtesy of Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Click HERE for House Conference graphics on this pillar.

Click HERE for our suggested video message script templates for this pillar—but please feel free to personalize!

House Democrats’ Presidential Election Reform Act is Nothing More an Unconstitutional Partisan Power Grab

Today, House Democrats are trying to push through their unconstitutional partisan power grab, the Presidential Election Reform Act, in order to update the Electoral Count Act before a consequential midterm election. This bill has NO bipartisan input, tramples on States’ rights, and gives Congress the power to interpret State law—a responsibility the Constitution gives the States themselves.

VOTE NO ON THE PRESIDENTIAL REFORM ACT, H.R. 8873: (Courtesy of House Administration Committee Republicans):

  • For the first time since 1887, Congress is considering updates to the Electoral Count Act, yet House Democrats are rushing a proposal through in a highly partisan manner.
  • They have held no markups, did not consult with Republicans on the committee of jurisdiction, and did not attempt to work within the bipartisan framework proposed by the Senate – which has also been introduced in the House.
  • With the next presidential certification over two years away, H.R. 8873 is nothing more than a partisan messaging bill and excuse to talk about President Trump and the 1/6 Committee just weeks before the midterm election.
  • The Constitution grants states primary authority over federal elections, but H.R. 8873 would trample on state sovereignty and the Governors’ lawful authority. Further, it would grant Congress unprecedented authority to interpret states’ laws, opening the door to mass litigation.
  • The Democrats are making this all about President Trump and Republicans, yet throughout history both sides of the aisle have objected to elections, including prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 1/6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, and many others.
  • In fact, one of the authors of the bill, House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren, tried to unseat Congresswoman Mariannette Miller Meeks during the 2020 election in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District by permitting a contest against the election to move forward here in the House – despite it being counted, recounted, and certified by a bipartisan board in Iowa.
  • Rather than work in a bipartisan manner, House Democrats and the 1/6 Committee are desperately trying to score political points.

IT’S SIMPLE: Instead of starting with the bipartisan Senate compromise bill to provide meaningful reform, House Democrats chose to put on yet another partisan show while the American people continue to suffer the consequences of their failed agenda. This bill is one more example of House Democrats’ out-of-touch priorities.

Click HERE for more talking points, courtesy of House Administration Committee Republicans.

NBC News Poll Shows House Republicans’ Message is Working—and the Mainstream Media is Working to Hide it

Americans know one-party Democrat rule in Washington has failed them on the issues that matter most, and the proof is in the polling—although you wouldn’t know it if the mainstream media had its way.

In an attempt to shift the narrative and prop up Democrats, the mainstream media buried poll numbers showing House Republicans’ message IS working. A new NBC News poll shows that voters trust Republicans more than Democrats by DOUBLE DIGITS on the economy, crime, and border security.

BIDEN’S ECONOMIC CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Inflation is a tax on all Americans.
  • In August, the CPI came in “hotter” than expected at 8.3% for the 12 months ending August.
  • The skyrocketing cost of goods and services will cost the average American household over $700 a month, which adds up to over $8,000 a year.
  • Food prices alone are up 11.4% since last year, the largest one-year increase in prices since 1979.
    • Grocery prices are up 13.5% as a whole.
  • Real average hourly earnings decreased 2.8%, seasonally adjusted, from August 2021 to August 2022.
    • Inflation has outpaced workers’ wages for 17 months in a row under Joe Biden’s watch.
  • Biden’s inflation crisis has cost the average American worker OVER $3,000 in annual income.

BIDEN’S BORDER CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • In August, there were 203,597 illegal immigrant encounters at our southern border.
    • That is a 307% increase in illegal crossings compared to the last August of President Trump’s administration.
    • Nearly 70% of these encounters were single adults.
    • There have now been 18 straight months of  OVER 150,000 illegal border crossings.
  • There have now been 66 apprehended so far in FY22 – more than double the previous five years combined.
  • Since Joe Biden took office, roughly 3.5 MILLION illegal immigrants have been apprehended at our southern border.
  • In August, fentanyl seizures increased 6% from July.
    • There has now been OVER 10,000 pounds of poisonous fentanyl seized this fiscal year alone.

DEMOCRATS’ CRIME CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS:

  • So far in 2022, homicide rates across the country have increased roughly 50% compared to this time in 2019, according to the Major Cities Chiefs Association.
  • Nationally, violent crime is rising in Democrat-run cities:
    • Six major Democrat-run U.S. cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Baltimore are now on track to surpass the historic violent crime wave of last year.
  • As of August, shootings of police officers are up 6% since this time in 2021 and 7% since 2020, according to the National Fraternal Order of Police.
    • 234 officers have been shot so far in 2022.
      • 45 of whom were killed.
  • 86 officers have been shot in ambush-style attacks.

DON’T BE FOOLED: The American people are smart—they know they suffer the consequences of failed one-party Democrat rule in Washington every single day. House Republicans are listening to the American people and providing real solutions to the problems they are facing with our Commitment to America.