Among the many challenges that we face is the reality of America's energy dependence on foreign nations, an addiction that also represents a direct threat to our national security. Energy exploration methods have improved dramatically in recent years. Advances in new technology have driven significant growth in domestic energy capture and production. I remain a strong proponent of environmentally-safe American energy exploration because it is the best way to lower oil prices for Americans and increase our national security and economic strength.
Affordable, reliable, and safe energy is the fuel of our economy. Therefore, I support an "all of the above" approach that calls for increased American energy exploration, smart investment in alternative fuels, and greater use of clean, reliable, and affordable energy options in the future.
American innovation and our entrepreneurial spirit are the keys to meeting the energy challenges of the 21st century. We should look for ways to encourage these virtues as we consider cost-effective energy policy to secure America’s energy for future generations.
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Throughout the eight long years of the Obama Administration, Alabamians suffered under an overly-empowered regulatory state that burdened hardworking men and women and their businesses with countless harmful federal regulations. This type of overreach was seen across the many federal agencies, but perhaps none more blatantly than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). I am very pleased that over the last year and a half, our unified Republican government has worked to dismantle this Obama-era regulatory regime.
On Tuesday, the U.S. National Climate Assessment was released which stated that heat waves and wild storms caused by global warming will continue to get worst and more expensive.
The report has heated up the political debate and some Alabama representatives have weighed in on the issue.
A spokesman for Rep. Roby said:
Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery wrote in an email to constituents that this week the house will focus on the appropriations for the U.S. Department of Defense for the 2015 fiscal year. The House is also going to work on legislation trying to undo President Barack Obama's economically damaging crusade against the coal industry.