WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Rep. John Rose (TN-6) delivered remarks on the House Floor highlighting the dangerous anti-energy polices within the Democrats’ $5.5 trillion socialist tax-and-spend package that will propel the United States towards widespread blackouts and power shortages.
“Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to address the House for one minute.
This fall, along with the cooler temperatures autumn always brings, Tennesseans and Americans all across the country will be subjected to record breaking prices to heat our homes.
Under the Biden administration, costs for natural gas, the most common resource for heating our homes, have skyrocketed.
With inflation at a 30-year high, families are already stretched thin as they pay more at the grocery store and at the gas pump, but it doesn’t stop there.
Families are now expected to pay more in energy costs to heat their homes—as much as 54% for some households—for the fall and winter months.
Rather than confronting this bourgeoning energy crisis before it’s too late, President Biden and Democrats are proposing disastrous energy policies that are bad for the economy, bad for national security and bad for Americans.
Included in their MORE THAN $5 trillion social spending agenda is a natural gas tax and bans on domestic energy and mineral production, which will cause us to obtain these vital resources from OPEC, Russia, and even China.
As Democrats continue to push their tax-and-spend agenda, it is middle-and low-income families who will be hit the hardest by their Far-Left energy policies.
President Biden must act now to avert this impending energy crisis.
I yield back.”
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U.S. Rep. John Rose is currently serving his second term representing Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their two sons, Guy and Sam. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White and Wilson counties as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties. Representative Rose currently serves on the Financial Services Committee and is an eighth-generation farmer, small business owner and attorney.