Love the game of golf? Thank oil and natural gas

Access to low-cost energy and materials has always been an important part of driving economic dynamism. Given the role that oil and natural gas play supplying our energy, people often underestimate how important oil and gas are to other things they enjoy in life, like the use of plastics. At a time when it is convenient for politicians to deride the industries that provide people access to these essential resources, it’s important to remind people just how important oil and gas are to our...


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Key Votes: H.R. 205, H.R. 1146, H.R. 1941

  • 09/10/19
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The American Energy Alliance urges all members to oppose the three anti-energy development measures scheduled for votes this week.

All three of these pieces of legislation seek to prevent development of our domestic energy resources. Domestic energy production creates jobs and economic growth, provides revenue to federal and state governments, and reduces our need for imports. Congress should not be preemptively blocking possible future development.

Both H.R. 205 and H.R. 1941...


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August Recess Carbon Tax Roundup

In what has become a July ritual, members of Congress—from both parties and in both chambers—introduced long-shot carbon tax bills last month. With the swamp’s summer heat as a motif, Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) advanced the Climate Action Rebate Act and in the House of Representatives John Larson (D-Conn.), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) put forth the America Wins Act; the Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act; and the Stemming Warming and Augmenting Pay Act, respectively....


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Senator Barrasso Submits to the Subsidizers

This week brought the unfortunate news that Sen. Barrasso, normally a steady hand in energy policy discussions, has reportedly agreed to Democrat demands for new subsidies for expensive green dreams. The senator from Wyoming has apparently given the nod to include subsidies for electric vehicle charging stations in an infrastructure bill expected to be unveiled today. Left unclear is why, exactly, federal taxpayers should be on the hook for subsidizing the build-out of a retail network for...


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Key Vote: H.R. 3055 Amendments

  • 06/19/19
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In voting on amendments to H.R. 3055, the American Energy Alliance urges all members to support amendments #135, #143, #147, and #158, and oppose amendments #54, #128, #132, and #176.

NO  on amendments #54, #128, #132, and #176: All these amendments seek to obstruct or prevent development of our domestic energy resources located in offshore federal waters. Domestic energy production creates jobs and economic growth, provides revenue to federal and state governments, and reduces our need...


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The Art of the Push Poll

As everyone in Washington knows, public opinion polls are political instruments. While we would all like to believe that polls give us a window into the minds of voting Americans, the truth is somewhat murkier. Most operatives in this town employ two types of polls. The first type is a genuine attempt to gauge public opinion on ideas, policies, and terminology. But that type of poll is usually kept closer to the vest. The typical poll that public ultimately lays its eyes on—often through...


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Key Vote: H.R. 2740 Appropriations Minibus Amendments

  • 06/12/19
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In voting on amendments to H.R. 2740, the American Energy Alliance urges the following votes: in Part 1 of the Rule, support amendments #81, #83, #91 and #94; in Part 2 of the Rule, support amendment #89, and oppose amendments #83 and #108.

Amendments to Division D: State and Foreign Operations:

YES  on Amendments #81, 83, and #94: US tax dollars should not fund UN bodies that seek to impose higher energy costs across the globe. These unaccountable international organizations...


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Free Market Coalition to Congress: No Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Expansion

WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of 34 organizations, led by the American Energy Alliance, sent a letter to several members of Congress expressing their unified opposition to any effort to expand the electric vehicle tax credit.

The coalition includes the Texas Public Policy Foundation, FreedomWorks, Heritage Action for America, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and 30 others stating that expanding the tax credit would be fiscally reckless. The coalition believes that electric...


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Key Vote NO on H.R. 9

The American Energy Alliance urges all Representatives to oppose H.R. 9 the Climate Action Now Act, which seeks to prevent the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Paris Agreement was and remains a bad deal for the United States. Without Congressional approval, the previous administration sought to yoke the U.S. to economically harmful targets while allowing most of the world to do nothing. For example, the two largest sources of carbon dioxide...


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GM and Tesla: Pay No Taxes, Take More Handouts

For at least a year now we have heard complaints from GM and Tesla about the need to extend the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit, with just these two companies upset that their gravy train is coming to an end. These companies insist that it is crucial that the EV tax credit be expanded and extended, and have convinced a few members of Congress to introduce a bill to do just that. One could pass it off as just your standard rent-seeking of the sort that goes on every day in Washington, but a...


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