Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the likely incoming chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, announced on Dec. 4 a “broad probe into President [Joe] Biden’s energy crisis that is harming the pocketbooks of Americans,” with particular emphasis on the president’s “secret deal” with Saudi Arabia.
“Since Day One in office, President Biden has waged war on American-made energy and driven up costs for Americans. President Biden has unilaterally shut down the Keystone XL pipeline, implemented a moratorium on oil and gas production on federal lands, drained critical oil reserves, and pushed policies that directly resulted in skyrocketing energy prices,” Comer, who is currently the ranking Republican member of the oversight panel, said in a statement.
“With one-party Democrat rule in Washington, they’ve weaponized their unchecked power, waged a war against American-made energy production, and forced Green New Deal policies on the American people. Oversight Republicans have pushed senior Biden Administration officials for answers and will continue to seek their plans to reverse energy policies detrimental to the American people and our national security.
“With the power of the gavel, we will hold the Biden Administration responsible for recklessly attacking a critical industry that provides the American people affordable energy and good-paying job opportunities.”
As an indication of the comprehensive scope of Comer’s investigation, he made public letters from the Republican members of the oversight panel to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, and Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler. Read more…