Sen. Rick Scott Reintroduces Bills to Free American Energy; Hold Biden Accountable for Rising Energy Costs

March 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, as February’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers showed another month of rising energy costs for American families, Senator Rick Scott reintroduced his Free American Energy Act to reduce burdensome regulations on American energy and speed up energy production approval for states with federal lands. Senator Scott also reintroduced his GAS PRICE Act to direct the Energy Information Administration (EIA) to report to Congress any policy or rule set by the Biden administration which raises energy costs for American families. The GAS PRICE Act is cosponsored by Senators Roger Marshall and Dan Sullivan.


Senator Rick Scott said, “The far left has fearmongered the American people into a false narrative that U.S. energy is evil. They want hardworking families to believe the apocalypse will come if they don’t support the Green New Deal and spend their last dime buying EVs. It’s all a lie told to justify the president’s all-out war on American energy. For families already struggling to make ends meet in Biden’s chaotic economy, rising energy and gas prices are more than just an inconvenience. For our poorest families, like mine growing up, rising prices from Biden’s anti-energy agenda are devastating. It’s time to expose the terrible consequences of Democrats’ failed policies and put forward the solutions Americans deserve. My bills, the Free American Energy Act and GAS PRICE Act do just that. These bills will reduce burdensome regulations and expedite the review process for energy companies to unleash safe, reliable and affordable energy to meet American demand, while holding the Biden administration accountable by shining a light on their bad policies that drive energy costs up. The days of relying on our adversaries for energy must end NOW. Putting America first means prioritizing American energy. I won’t stop fighting until we get that done.”