"House GOP To Pass Energy Package With Eye On Gas Prices, 2024"

"Democrats argue the legislation, which is “dead on arrival” in the Senate, doesn’t address critical climate issues".

"House Republicans are expected to pass legislation Thursday that would increase oil drilling and mining on public lands and waters, defying President Biden’s climate agenda and fulfilling a campaign promise to focus on lowering gasoline prices ahead of the 2024 election.

The sprawling 175-page package, known as the Lower Energy Costs Act, would slash some environmental regulations and reinstate suspended oil and gas leases. It also would repeal parts of the Democrats’ landmark climate law, the Inflation Reduction Act.

While the House is poised to approve the measure along party lines, it is not expected to become law. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has said the package will be “dead on arrival” in the Democratic-controlled Senate, while Biden has said he would veto the measure if it reached his desk."

Maxine Joselow and Marianna Sotomayor report for the Washington Post March 30, 2023.

Source: Washington Post, 03/30/2023