During my time in the Senate, I've been a strong supporter of our domestic energy industry, and specifically the 9+ million Americans that are employed thanks to our abundant fossil fuel resources. As a Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, I've fought for free market economics in energy production, rather than the command and control policies that continue to fail around the world. My specific focus includes:
Increasing access to our abundant domestic resources that are made available from advances in technology and private capital.
Calling out the Obama Administration for its repeated missteps and junk science war on hydraulic fracturing.
Offering comprehensive energy legislation to allow multiple projects being held hostage to move forward, including the Keystone XL pipeline.
Shedding light on EPA overregulation that is crushing jobs and preventing a strong economic recovery.
Vitter Continues Push to Make Sure Baton Rouge Area Residents Aren’t Overpaying for Natural Gas Infrastructure
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is continuing his push to have the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) look into potentially inappropriate shuttering of a natural gas distribution pipeline in the rural Baton Rouge area.Read More
Vitter Works to Make Sure Baton Rouge Area Residents Aren’t Overpaying for Natural Gas Infrastructure
(Baton Rouge, La.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter is pushing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to open an investigation into potential inappropriate shuttering of a natural gas distribution pipeline in the Baton Rouge area.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, responded to a letter from the Louisiana Congressional delegation sent to him and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) regarding Ms. Rhea Suh, President Obama’s nominee to be the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks at the Department of the Interior.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that Cameron LNG (liquefied natural gas) in Hackberry, Louisiana has earned conditional approval from the Department of Energy (DOE) to export liquefied natural gas to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. The project is the sixth approved by DOE for non-FTA exports and is the third project in Louisiana.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today joined other Members of Congress in calling on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. This push follows the release of the State Department’s fifth and final environmental impact statement (EIS) determining again that the Keystone XL pipeline poses no significant environmental risks.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - In today’s Senate Banking Committee hearing, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La) questioned the Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), the Hon. Fred Hochberg, about varying standards and restrictions on coal exports depending on the wealth of the country.Read More
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, commented on a report released by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) today on the impact of the federal wind energy tax credits for each state. According to the report, Louisiana taxpayers pay more than $39 million per year to subsidize wind energy production.Read More