WASHINGTON, D.C.– Last week, Vice Chair Yvette Herrell (NM-02) welcomed Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Vice Chairs Pete Stauber (MN-08) and Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), and Reps. Cliff Bentz (OR-02) and Ronny Jackson (TX-13) to New Mexico for a Western Caucus Foundation Energy Field Tour and Policy Roundtable.
“I’ve been honored to host my colleagues in the Congressional Western Caucus as we planned to unlock low cost, American-made energy from bureaucratic red tape,"said Vice Chair Herrell."New Mexicans deserve good jobs and an affordable cost of living, and America deserves energy independence and excellence – we have the bountiful natural resources to deliver this great future, cleaner than anywhere else in the world.”
“The energy industry in New Mexico embodies exactly why the Western Caucus supports American energy production,”said Chairman Newhouse.“By developing oil and gas right here at home, energy producers are strengthening our national security and ensuring that rural communities can thrive. The people of New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District could not have a stronger advocate than Representative Herrell, and I am proud to join her in defending their way of life.”
The Members participated in a policy roundtable featuring panelists who discussed the importance of domestic energy production, clean energy advancements within the oil and gas industry, and the important role energy production plays in New Mexico’s economy.
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The lawmakers, congressional staff, and stakeholders toured the New Mexico Natural Gas Technical Training Facility to learn how New Mexico is preparing the future energy workforce and Sandia National Lab to see how scientists and researchers in the Land of Enchantment are developing cutting-edge exploration and clean energy technologies.