WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Rep. Scott Franklin’s (FL-18) issued a statement regarding his vote for H.R. 7176, the Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential ActThe bill passed the House of Representatives today with bipartisan support, 224-200.

“From the moment President Biden took office, he began systematically dismantling our nation’s energy independence in the name of virtue signaling to a small group of climate alarmists and DC liberal extremists,” Rep. Franklin said.  “This war on our domestic energy sector raises costs across every imaginable sector of our economy, killing jobs and burdening hardworking Americans.  

“It doesn’t just leave our economy crippled and vulnerable, it endangers our national security and increases our dependence on adversaries to meet our needs. We have every resource available here at home to revive our economy, rebuild American energy independence and become a net exporter of great American products again.  This important bill will reverse the misguided pause on natural gas export projects and ensure the U.S. can rise to the growing energy challenges of the coming decades.  I urge the Senate to swiftly pass this measure.”