House Republicans pass energy bills meant to provide contrast with Biden

The House of Representatives voted to approve two energy bills Wednesday, the first in a tranche of the of six energy-focused bills the Republican-led chamber will bring for a vote this week as they seek to present voters with an alternative to the Biden administration’s policies, which they say restrict oil and gas production and threaten energy security.

Members voted 229 to 118 to approve H.R. 1121, the Protecting American Energy Act.

That bill, introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), would prohibit a moratorium of the use of hydraulic fracking.

While running for president in 2020, then-candidate Joe Biden vowed to ban all new drilling on federal lands—but in his first three years in office, he has sparked fierce criticism from environmental groups for continuing to announce new lease sales, including allowing the massive ConocoPhillips’ Willow project in Alaska
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