President Biden and Congressional Democrats spent Tuesday deflecting responsibility for America’s record-high gas prices.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries told reporters at a Tuesday press conference that the issue of skyrocketing gas prices “hasn’t come up” during his party’s caucus meetings.
Later in the day, a reporter asked Biden, “What can you do about skyrocketing gas prices?”
“Can’t do much right now. Russia’s responsible,” Biden responded.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: The pain at the pump Americans are feeling is a direct result of Biden and Congressional Democrats’ war on American energy.
BIDEN’S WAR ON AMERICAN ENERGY BY THE NUMBERS:
- The national average for a gallon of gas reached $4.173 on Tuesday.
- This is the MOST a gallon of gas has cost in American history.
- U.S. crude oil spiked to a 13-year high of $130 overnight on Sunday.
WHAT BIDEN SHOULD BE DOING:
- End Biden’s federal freeze on all new oil and gas projects
- Fast-track pending LNG export permits
- Expedite approval of all pipeline and energy development
- Stop the regulatory assault on U.S. energy development and financing
HOW BIDEN’S ANTI-ENERGY AGENDA EMBOLDENS PUTIN:
- 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 of oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
- In his first week in office, President Biden issued an executive order suspending all oil and gas leasing on federal lands and waters.
- While a federal judge ruled the leasing bans to be illegal, Biden’s administration has issued ZERO new leases on federal lands.
- In May 2021, President Biden removed sanctions against Nord Stream 2, which were previously put in place by former President Trump.
- In February 2022, President Biden reversed course and reimposed the Trump sanctions, noting the “overwhelming incentive to move away from Russian gas…”
- President Biden’s Far-Left Socialist agenda, Build Back Better, was an effort to cripple domestic energy by increasing oil and gas production payments to 20%, increasing bonding and surety requirements to more than 15 times their current levels, imposing a new severance tax, and establishing new annual fees of $10,000 per mile for offshore pipelines.
- President Biden’s FY22 Budget request explicitly opposed funding the construction or maintenance of projects that would lower the cost of gas, diesel, or energy derived from fossil fuels.
- Biden’s Department of Energy has slow-walked liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports that could reduce Europe’s dependence on Russia.