UPDATE: More Pull Off NAT GAS Act

This week, nine more Congressmen pulled off the NAT GAS Act (H.R.1380). Kudos to:

  • Larry Bucshon (R-IN)
  • Mike Coffman (R-CO)
  • Scott Tipton (R-CO)
  • Cory Gardner (R-CO)
  • Mike Kelly (R-PA)
  • John Kline (R-MN)
  • Blake Farenthold (R-TX)
  • Richard Nugent (R-FL)
  • Scott Rigell (R-VA)

Thanks to the efforts of conservatives around the country, thirteen Congressmen have pulled off the bill and dozens more have refused to add their names to a bill because they understood this bill is not only an open invitation for billions of dollars for failed energy subsidies, but it also wrongly affirms the EPA’s role in regulating greenhouse gases.

Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham praised the Congressmen, saying, “Now is the time to end market-distorting energy subsidies, not create new ones. Kudos to these Representatives for rejecting this failed, big-government approach.”

Heritage Action would like to thank these Congressmen for standing up to the Washington Establishment and doing the little things right. It is time that more Congressmen follow their lead and remove themselves from this costly, unnecessary piece of legislation.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to end energy subsidies and stop the NAT GAS Act.

More Info:

NAT GAS Act: A Groundbreaking Reversal
Conservative Groups Oppose NAT GAS Act
VIDEO: Watch Reps. Griffin (R-AL) and Thompson (R-PA) Pull Off
Stop the Natural Gas Streaker
Heritage: Natural Gas Vehicle Subsidies Hurt Consumers

Please Share Your Thoughts
  • Bob R

    Who pulled out of suporting the bills, and who remains. I’d Like to know how my representative stands. I can Google, but you have the information at your finger tips, and can add content to your story!

  • Victress Jenkins

    Mr, Chapman;

    I can’t say that I agree with Heritage on this matter. In fact, I’ve contacted my congressman to state my support. Shocking???

    Those of us who use natural gas pay for it each month. To get more of something, sometimes one has to pay more. If we want to become energy dependent, we’re just going to have to use more fossil fuel until the cost of wind, solar, and other alternatives comes down. In fact, APS generates alot of energy for its customers using solar!!

  • GRusling

    V Jenkins… The price of Natural Gas these days is extremely low, and declining. I know because I don’t just work in the industry, I “LIVE” in the middle of major gas production, and the Well-Head price has fallen to the point where lower producing wells are simply being shut in. Recent HUGE discoveries of Natural Gas have shown that we have enough in the ground right now (already identified) to fuel the entire US energy requirement for the next “100 YEARS!” If the cost of your Natural Gas isn’t stable or declining, you need to take a close look at whoever you’re buying from, because the “producers” are not making excess profits, nor is their capacity low enough to require government subsidies in order to spur drilling or production.

    Government Subsidies of any kind for ANY Industry are a very bad idea and always have been. They skew the marketplace by allowing politicians and bureaucrats to pick winners and losers. That never works. The law of supply and demand DOES work, always has and always will. Whether for Coal, Oil, Gas, Wind or Solar, the federal government should get completely out of the business of “subsidizing” any of them.

    The federal EPA, of course, should simply be eliminated because it’s totally worthless and obviously incapable of even presenting a coherent public policy…

  • Pylgrym

    My husband was a farm worker back in the 70s. They had a truck back then that had been modified to run on natural gas (butane). The technology for this has been around for decades. I notice my Rep. is on the list of co-sponsors – I think I’ll have a word with him about this. Thanks for the info (and the links).