Feb. 06, 2023

HARRISBURG— Following today’s hearing on rising energy costs in Pennsylvania, House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and Deputy Policy Committee Chairman Eric Nelson (R-Westmoreland) held a press conference to continue pushing House Speaker Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) and Democrat lawmakers to open the Pennsylvania House so legislators can begin working on policies that lower energy prices to help alleviate families and employers laboring to make ends meet.

“Pennsylvania is an energy-rich state,” said Kail. “But our families, our small businesses, and our economy are struggling because they are paying too much to heat their homes, keep the lights on in their businesses, and fuel their cars to get to work. We need to leverage our skilled workforce and invest in our energy economy so we can lower energy costs and help Pennsylvania families make ends meet. We need to get back to business here in Harrisburg to move these issues forward.”

Nelson noted that the primacy of Pennsylvania-produced energy and argued for legislative intervention that removes the ability of Harrisburg bureaucrats to craft harmful energy policy that is a detriment to Pennsylvania’s families and small business job creators.

“We have the potential to be a driving force to restore our nation's energy independence, and in doing so, tilt the economic scales in favor of Pennsylvania families. But appointed government bureaucrats have to become part of the solution,” said Nelson. “Instead of executive orders and weaponized policy that targets our coal and natural gas industries, we should partner to pursue responsible growth. When government chooses to work with business - our people win.”

Representative Joshua Kail
15th Legislative District
Representative Eric Nelson
57th Legislative District

Kail Contact:  Nate Temple, 717.260.6396
Nelson Contact:  Jordan Frei, 724.837.5678