Big oil companies continue to make record profits, while hardworking Americans pay record prices at the pump. This week we will cast aside the politics of the past, set the right priorities for America and continue the great work started by Speaker Pelosi in the Energy Independence and Security Act passed last year. We will continue to chart a new direction, and stand up for families and against big oil. The Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Act puts America on a path towards energy independence—to strengthen our national security, lower our energy costs, grow our economy and create new jobs, and begin to reduce global warming.

I look forward to moving this bill out of the Rules Committee and helping to pass it out of the House. Our nation’s energy policy can no longer be focused on protecting big oil. Instead we must aid families and communities, enable researchers and innovators, and set our sights on a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable future.