As gas and other energy prices continue to soar, Americans are desperate for relief. The question is, what does Congress plan to do about it?

Rep. Debbie Lesko, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has some answers on today’s edition of “The Daily Signal Podcast.”

Lesko, R-Ariz., pledges that if the GOP regains the majority in Congress, lawmakers will act swiftly to reduce gas prices and increase America’s energy independence.

“Republicans will introduce legislation to codify into law some of the rules and regulations that the Trump administration put forward … to reduce the time for permitting of new production facilities, reduce the time of permitting for new pipelines, and help Americans increase U.S. oil and gas production,” Lesko says.

“When Republicans come into control, we want to put America first,” she says.

Lesko discusses the Biden administration’s failure to manage gas prices, and what congressional Republicans see as the solutions.

We also cover these stories:

  • President Biden extends a freeze on federal student loan repayment until August 31.
  • The U.S. and over 30 allied nations impose a new round of sanctions on Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
  • Oklahoma is set to institute an almost total ban on abortion.

 

 


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