Sign Our Letter to Congress

In October 2022, more than 100 Congress members submitted a letter to the White House urging the President to issue a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan, as is required under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), after Interior Secretary Deb Haaland let the previous five-year plan expire. 

More than 1,300 advocates signed the below letter that we submitted to Congress leadership in December 2022 recognizing elected officials for standing up for the oil and natural industry at a time when reliable and affordable energy is in soaring demand. 


Dear [Official],

I stand with Pipeliners Local 798 in formally thanking the below copied leaders for submitting a letter in October to the Biden Administration supporting a five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan. This letter is a significant demonstration of support for the oil and gas industry and the good jobs it provides across the country.

A particular concern in their letter that I echo is that undermining oil and gas exploration will lead to a full-blown energy crisis like we are seeing in Europe and are beginning to see here in the U.S., specifically in California.

Disinvestment in the fossil fuel industry will certainly have dire consequences on our nation's economic and energy future and threaten jobs for craftsmen who depend on a strong energy industry to provide for their families. Many of these workers are members of Local 798, a trades union representing more than 7,000 of the country's hardest working and highly skilled union workers.

I am grateful that many of our nation’s leaders continue to voice support for this industry that is so critical to a robust economy, particularly at a time when many Americans are struggling with soaring prices for energy and other daily needs. I also hope they continue to encourage colleagues in Washington to join them in advocating for a smart five-year offshore oil and natural gas leasing plan while looking for additional ways to grow opportunities for our nation's skilled workforce.

Signed,

[Names below]

C.C.

Steve Scalise, House Republican Whip

Bruce Westerman, Ranking Member - Committee on Natural Resources

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member - Energy and Commerce Committee

Elise M. Stefanik, Chairwoman - Republican Conference 

Gary Palmer, Chairman - Republican Policy Committee

Jim Banks, Chairman - Republican Study Committee

A. Drew Ferguson IV, Chief Deputy Whip

Virginia Foxx, Ranking Member - Committee on Education and Labor

Kevin Brady, Ranking Member - Committee on Ways and Means

Micheal T. McCaul, Ranking Member - Committee on Foreign Affairs

Sam Graves, Ranking Member - Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Glenn "GT" Thompson, Ranking Member - Committee on Agriculture

Rodney Davis, Ranking Member - Committee on House Administration

Mike Bost, Ranking Member - Committee on Veterans' Affairs

James Comer, Ranking Member - Committee on Oversight and Reform

Micheal Guest, Ranking Member - Committee on Ethics

Jason Smith, Ranking Member - Committee on Budget

Jeff Duncan, Member of Congress

Dan Newhouse, Member of Congress

Steven M. Palazzo, Member of Congress

Lisa McClain, Member of Congress

Dan Crenshaw, Member of Congress

Robert J. Wittman, Member of Congress

Guy Reschenthaler, Member of Congress

Mike Johnson, Member of Congress

Jake Ellzey, Member of Congress

Andy Biggs, Member of Congress

Troy Balderson, Member of Congress

August Pfluger, Member of Congress

Roger Williams, Member of Congress

Doug Lamborn, Member of Congress

Tom McClintock, Member of Congress

Beth Van Duyne, Member of Congress

Vern Buchanan, Member of Congress

Greg Pence, Member of Congress

Dan Meuser, Member of Congress

Bob Latta, Member of Congress

Steve Chabot, Member of Congress

Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Member of Congress

Diana Harshbarger, Member of Congress

Larry Buchson, M.D., Member of Congress

Steve Womack, Member of Congress

Van Taylor, Member of Congress

Darrell Issa, Member of Congress

Troy E. Nehls, Member of Congress

James R. Baird, Member of Congress

David Valado, Member of Congress

Richard Hudson, Member of Congress

David Rouzer, Member of Congress

Yvette Herrell, Member of Congress

Eric A. "Rick" Crawford, Member of Congress

Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, Member of Congress

Bob Gibbs, Member of Congress

Ken Buck, Member of Congress

Tim Walberg, Member of Congress

Rick W. Allen, Member of Congress

Madison Cawthorn, Member of Congress

Fred Keller, Member of Congress

Ronny L. Jackson, Member of Congress

Ted Budd, Member of Congress

Kelly Armstrong, Member of Congress

Julia Letlow, Member of Congress

Billy Long, Member of Congress

Alex Mooney, Member of Congress

Tim Burchett, Member of Congress

Robert B. Aderholt, Member of Congress

Glenn Grothman, Member of Congress

Clay Higgins, Member of Congress

Chuck Fleischmann, Member of Congress

Mike Gallagher, Member of Congress

Mayra Flores, Member of Congress

Brian Babin, D.D.S, Member of Congress

Cliff Bentz, Member of Congress

Michelle Fischbach, Member of Congress

Ann Wagner, Member of Congress

Tom Tiffany, Member of Congress

David P. Joyce, Member of Congress

Stephanie Bice, Member of Congress

Jerry L. Carl, Member of Congress

Scott Perry, Member of Congress

Ashley Hinson, Member of Congress

Garret Graves, Member of Congress

John Moolenaar, Member of Congress

Andy Barr, Member of Congress

Debbie Lesko, Member of Congress

Bob Good, Member of Congress

Russ Fulcher, Member of Congress

Jack Bergman, Member of Congress

Bryan Steil, Member of Congress

Michael Cloud, Member of Congress

Kat Cammack, Member of Congress

Brad Finstad, Member of Congress

Randy K. Weber, Member of Congress

Ben Cline, Member of Congress

Mike Kelly, Member of Congress

Carol D. Miller, Member of Congress

Pete Stauber, Member of Congress

Ralph Norman, Member of Congress

Adrian Smith, Member of Congress

Lauren Boebert, Member of Congress

Tom Emmer, Member of Congress

Jodey C. Arrington, Member of Congress

Claudia Tenney, Member of Congress

John Joyce, M.D., Member of Congress

David B. McKinley, Member of Congress

Tony Gonzales, Member of Congress

Victoria Spartz, Member of Congress

Mike Flood, Member of Congress

Vicky Hartzler, Member of Congress

Jake LaTurner, Member of Congress

Mariannette Miller-Meeks, M.D., Member of Congress

Connie Conway, Member of Congress

Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, Member of Congress

David Kustoff, Member of Congress

John Rose, Member of Congress

Dusty Johnson, Member of Congress

Barry Moore, Member of Congress

Brad R. Wenstrup, D.P.M, Member of Congress

Randy Feenstra, Member of Congress

John Curtis, Member of Congress

Andrew S. Clyde, Member of Congress

Austin Scott, Member of Congress

Warren Davidson, Member of Congress

Louie Gohmert, Member of Congress

Nicole Malliotakis, Member of Congress

Brett Guthrie, Member of Congress

Markwayne Mullin, Member of Congress

Burgess Owens, Member of Congress

Dan Bishop, Member of Congress

Chris Stewart, Member of Congress

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