What's Ahead 1. Ensuring the Integrity of Our Petroleum Reserve. 2. Weekly Roundup. 3. My Contact Information.
1. Ensuring the Integrity of Our Petroleum Reserve.
2. Weekly Roundup.
3. My Contact Information.
Ensuring the Integrity of Our Petroleum Reserve
Since 2021, the United States has endured an energy crisis that resulted in gas prices soaring over $5 per gallon and heating and electrical bills surging across the county.
Instead of incentivizing American companies to increase energy production to lower costs, President Biden authorized the release of 180 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) of the United States. The SPR is meant to be held on reserve and only utilized in emergency situations, like wartime or other crises beyond our control. By draining it, emergency American energy supplies are at risk in the event of a global supply crisis. When President Biden took office, the SPR was the world's largest stockpile of crude oil reserves. Now, it's at its lowest levels since 1984.
Perhaps the most scandalous part of this story, however, is that a subsidiary of Sinopec, a petroleum company that is wholly-owned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), was on the receiving end of a portion of the emergency SPR sales. It should go without saying that depleting our emergency energy stockpile for the benefit of CCP-controlled companies is a threat to national security and should be strictly prohibited.
In response to this disturbing mishandling of America's SPR, I am happy to tell you that one of the first bills passed under the Republican-controlled House was bipartisan legislation to protect America's national and economic security by prohibiting the Department of Energy from exporting any crude oil from the SPR to China in the future. It's time to push back against the Chinese Communist Party’s growing influence, and this overwhelming bipartisan support to ensure the CCP cannot purchase our oil reserves is an important step in that direction.
GPS Education Partners out of Neenah is empowering students with a work-based learning environment to prepare for long-lasting technical careers. I enjoyed meeting with the students who represent the future of the manufacturing and technical industries in Wisconsin.
As of this January, Winneconne is officially part of Wisconsin’s Sixth Congressional District! In between meetings, I went down to Main Street to speak with residents of the community about issues that are important to them, including a stop at The Village Pub!
Thank you to the Menasha Corporation for welcoming me into your manufacturing facility to see your innovative solutions to improve supply chain efficiency for businesses in Wisconsin and nationwide.
I always appreciate stopping by the Menasha Rotary meetings to speak with people about issues important to them and discuss my work in Washington to support Menasha and all communities throughout the Sixth District.
I will always work to protect the lives of the unborn and stop your tax dollars from going to organizations that provide abortions. That is why it is an honor to receive an A+ rating from the Susan B. Anthony List for my work in the 117th Congress to protect life.
It was a pleasure to meet with the Winneconne Interim Police Chief Ben Soriel to discuss public safety. I’ll forever be grateful for the brave men and women of law enforcement for dedicating their lives to keeping our communities safe.
Thank you to the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce for having me at your 115th annual meeting this week.
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