Washington, D.C. - Last week, the House passed House Republicans' top legislative priority H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act.

"Three and a half years ago, America was energy independent. But this administration has consistently attacked American energy production. Last week, House Republicans voted to reverse this course by passing the Lower Energy Costs Act," said Rep. Fischbach. "This bill intends to do exactly what its title says: lower the cost of energy for Americans. It is going to increase domestic energy production, reform permitting processes, reverse this administration's anti-energy policies, and boost the production and processing of critical minerals. House Republicans are and will continue to deliver on their Commitment to America." 

H.R. 1 includes legislation to unleash domestic mining abilities, which would be safer and cleaner than relying on foreign entities and will directly benefit Minnesotans. The bill passed 225-204.