Energy

Our nation's long-term energy policy must be aimed at reducing prices for American families and businesses.  I support an all-of-the-above energy strategy that utilizes our nation's abundant domestic resources so we can continue to be an energy-independent nation.

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May 26, 2021 Press Release
"With Democrats in Washington spending trillions of dollars, inflation is a growing problem and prices are rising. This weekend, inflation will force Michigan residents to pay more for gas and groceries when they visit with family and friends," said Congressman John Moolenaar. "These are the highest gas prices in seven years, and the Democrats' policies harm American energy production while raising the cost of living on working families more than anyone else. I will continue to advocate for American energy independence and oppose harmful federal spending that distorts the economy and raises prices on Michigan families."
May 12, 2021 Press Release
“When President Biden and Democrats spent $2 trillion in March, they pushed out extra money to people who are not working even though there are millions of job openings and gave billions to bail out states and cities which now have surpluses. Their $2 trillion in spending is distorting the economy, hurting small businesses, and making hardworking Michigan residents pay more for the products they use every day,” said Congressman John Moolenaar. “President Biden’s anti-pipeline stance is also contributing to the rise in gas prices and as we have seen this week pipelines are vital to ensuring Americans have a affordable, reliable energy. I will be working to stop these harmful economic policies so more Americans can go back to work, small businesses can grow and, hopefully, prices for everyday goods will be more stable.”
May 11, 2021 Press Release
“This weekend’s cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline demonstrates the vital role pipelines play in providing Americans with reliable, affordable energy. Pipelines are the safest way to transport energy and it’s wrong to shut them down. President Biden should be pursuing every energy option our country has and he should immediately allow construction of the Keystone Pipeline to move forward, ensuring more energy for our nation,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “It is also important to increase cybersecurity for critical infrastructure and make sure we protect Americans from those who would do us harm.”
December 10, 2020 Press Release
“I’ve been working hard to help our community recover, including securing approval for more than $100 million in federal assistance that has come to our community to rebuild homes, small businesses, and private wells, as well as roads and bridges,” said Moolenaar. “However, there’s no doubt that the federal and state regulators failed our community when they were working with an uncooperative private dam owner. Those failures compounded over more than a decade into a devastating event that affected the lives of thousands of residents. This bipartisan legislation will address gaps in existing law and do more to ensure compliance with the safety regulations that are paramount to protecting the people of Michigan.”
October 18, 2019 Press Release
“The Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act will promote the safe production of products that millions of Americans use every day by improving coordination between the federal government, the private sector and the scientific community. We have incredible scientific talent in Michigan, and I am confident we will continue to be a world leader in research and sustainable chemistry for years to come. Thank you to my colleagues on the committee for their strong bipartisan support of this legislation, and I hope the entire House will take it up soon.”
September 27, 2018 Press Release
“LIHEAP is a historically successful program that helps Michigan residents in need of assistance with their energy bills. Today’s legislation ensures LIHEAP will be funded to help residents heat their homes, cook their food, and have warm water this winter.”
September 13, 2018 Press Release
"I have worked to make sure Michigan's priorities for our veterans and the Great Lakes receive the federal funding they need. This legislation includes more support for veterans in rural communities and helps all veterans who might be at risk from the opioid crisis. Recent reforms at the VA have led to increased accountability and the funding passed today will do more to help our veterans receive the care they deserve for serving our country.
May 16, 2018 Press Release
“This funding supports world-class research at Michigan State and it is already bringing talent, jobs, and millions of dollars to mid-Michigan. I look forward to seeing FRIB construction continue at MSU and I appreciate Congressman Bishop's help in making this funding possible.”
February 13, 2018 Press Release
"FRIB is a long-term investment that will help solve some of the biggest issues in medicine and scientific research. It will create good-paying jobs in mid Michigan and today's legislation will ensure that construction continues on this vital project."
July 12, 2017 In The News

Congressman Moolenaar released the following statement:

"This project at Michigan State brings world-class scientific research and millions of dollars to the economy of mid-Michigan. I worked with Congressman Mike Bishop, who is an effective advocate for this important facility, and I look forward to seeing it move forward at MSU."

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