by Lawrence Wilson
Epoch Times

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) believes the sweeping energy bill passed by the House has a chance of becoming law despite the statement that it will be “dead on arrival” in the Senate by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and indications from the White House that President Joe Biden would veto the measure.

The Lower Energy Costs Act (H.R. 1) passed the people’s house on March 30 by a vote of 225–204, with four Democrats joining the majority and six others not voting…

A coalition of 19 advocacy groups led by libertarian-leaning Americans for Prosperity hailed the passage of H.R. 1 as “landmark legislation to unleash America’s energy abundance.”

“Today’s passage of The Lower Energy Costs Act marks an important step toward addressing the high costs Americans are facing,” the organizations said in a March 30 statement.

“The Lower Energy Costs Act will streamline the permitting process to fast-track the construction of energy infrastructure projects throughout our nation … More energy means more prosperity for every American.”

The statement was cosigned by Heritage Action, FreedomWorks, Advancing American Freedom, Concerned Veterans for America, National Taxpayers Union, Independent Women’s Voice, The LIBRE Initiative, Cornwall Alliance, Roughrider Policy Center, Energy & Environment Legal Institute, Rio Grande Foundation, The Heartland Institute, 60 Plus Association, Caesar Rodney Institute, John Locke Foundation, American Commitment, Heartland Impact, and American Energy Alliance.

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