Jacobs Takes Action to Increase American Energy Independence

March 11, 2022
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) took multiple actions this week to increase American energy independence and lower gas prices for the American people.


“While recent events have driven the cost of gasoline even higher, there is no escaping the fact that the naïve, anti-American energy policies put into place by the President and his administration have weakened our nation and contributed to the pain at the pump,” Jacobs said. “In fact, before Russia invaded Ukraine, gas prices had risen over a dollar per gallon as a result of the President’s poor policymaking. Whether it was canceling the Keystone XL pipeline, levying punitive fees and taxes on new production, or placing a moratorium on production on federal lands – the President needs to take responsibility for his failed policies.”


This week Jacobs cosponsored four pieces of legislation to bring the cost down for American families and restore our energy independence:


  • The American Energy Independence from Russia Act – Requires the President to submit an energy security plan to Congress, approves the Keystone XL pipeline, boosts U.S. liquid natural gas exports, requires a plan to increase production on federal lands, and protects domestic production from further attacks from the Biden administration.
  • The Midland over Moscow Act – Reimposes sanctions on the Nord Stream II pipeline and requires the Biden administration to develop a comprehensive strategy to strengthen American energy independence.
  • Energy Security Cooperation with Allied Partners in Europe Act – Furthers the development of the U.S.-European energy trade, especially natural gas, and mandates sanctions on the Nord Stream II pipeline.
  • H.Res. 940 – Encourages the President to take immediate action to restore the energy independence of the United States and ramp up domestic production.


“High gas prices present a tough financial strain on American families,” Jacobs said. “I will keep working to bring prices down, restore our energy independence, and ensure Western New York is supported.”