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H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act

The Lower Energy Costs Act will:

  • End Biden’s war on energy by restarting onshore and offshore leasing programs.
  • Incentivize domestic mineral production, unlocking resources that are vital for national security, renewable energy, and a host of everyday items.
  • Modernize federal permitting regulations that delay projects for decades.

H.R. 1 is an all-of-the-above solution that benefits energy and infrastructure projects from coast to coast, giving industries the certainty they need to build here and creating good-paying jobs. This legislation deals a blow to China, invests in pro-growth policies that lift communities out of energy poverty, and revitalizes our economy. It's a win for every American who drives a car, pays a utility bill, or turns on a light switch.


H.R. 1, The Lower Energy Costs Act, Introduced by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.)

Press Releases

Republicans Deliver Solutions to Lower Energy Costs, Expedite Infrastructure Projects, Unlock Mineral Resources

Westerman Joins Scalise in Introducing H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act

Chairman Westerman Testifies in Support of the Lower Energy Costs Act

Westerman Touts H.R. 1 During House Floor Debate


H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act 2-Pager

Hearings and Markups

Legislative Hearing on H.R. ____, "Transparency and Production of American Energy Act of 2023" and H.R. 209, "Permitting for Mining Needs Act of 2023" | Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee

Legislative Hearing on H.R. _____, "Building United States Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews Act of 2023" | Full Committee

Full Committee Markup