175 Ways the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats Have Worked to Raise Energy Prices


WASHINGTON DC – Gasoline prices are on the rise as Saudi Arabia and Russia have announced another round of production cuts. Meanwhile, President Biden and congressional Democrats are doubling down on their efforts to make energy harder to produce and more expensive to purchase in the United States.

The Biden administration claims it wants to make sure that gas prices are affordable for Americans and that they are not blocking production in the United States. Yet, since 2021, President Biden and other Democratic leaders have taken over 175 actions that restrict domestic production and increase costs. This disjointed policy has far-reaching consequences for individuals, families, businesses, and the national economy. An updated list of these actions is below, and it is available for download here.

AEA President Thomas Pyle issued the following statement:

“My parents told me to judge people by their actions, not their words. This White House says it cares about the struggles of working class Americans, but does absolutely nothing to back it up. No president has done more to drive-up energy costs than Joe Biden, and the updated list of his 175 anti-energy actions proves it. He has restricted domestic production, blocked Americans’ access to their own oil and gas resources, and makes the country weaker, less secure, and less economically dynamic with every further action. 
Americans struggling to pay their utility bills, put gas in their cars, and food on the table should place the blame squarely on President Biden because that’s where it belongs.”

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AEA is a not-for-profit organization that engages in grassroots public policy advocacy and debate concerning energy and environmental issues. AEA is the advocacy arm of the Institute for Energy Research, a tax-exempt public foundation that conducts intensive research and analysis on global energy markets.

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