Congressman Mike Bost (Photo submitted)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) voted Thursday for legislation to increase domestic energy production and lowers costs for families. The Lower Energy Costs Act would reform the permitting process, boost production of critical minerals, and streamline energy infrastructure and imports.

“President Biden’s anti-energy agenda has hurt our economy, weakened our national security, and caused pain for consumers in southern Illinois and across America,” said Bost. “I voted for the Lower Energy Costs Act to unleash American-made energy and lower costs for working families desperate for relief. I will continue fighting to end the radical Green New Deal agenda and drive down costs for the American people.

The Lower Energy Costs Act would:

  • End the existing moratorium on new coal leasing
  • Express disapproval for President Biden’s canceling of the Keystone XL pipeline
  • Stop the Biden administration from phasing out gasoline and internal combustion engines
  • Repeal the natural gas tax that is increasing household energy bills
  • Stop President Biden from issuing a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing
  • Require the Biden administration to immediately resume onshore oil and gas lease sales in compliance with the Mineral Leasing Act