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. Specificaly, as a 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 Cautions Against EPA’s Delusional Methane Rule

    (Washington, D.C.) - Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today made the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations to increase limitations of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. 

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  • Vitter Statement on Obama EPA’s Massive Carbon Emission Rule

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today made the following statement regarding President Obama’s announcement of a controversial carbon emission rule that would affect existing, modified and reconstructed, and new power plants and electricity supply across the country.

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  • Vitter, Bicameral Colleagues Urge Thorough Review of EPA’s Carbon Rule, Rule-Making Process

    ( Today Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), along with 17 other Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, sent a letter to Howard Shelanski, Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

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  • Vitter Lauds Expansion Plans for Sabine Pass LNG Facility

    ( Senator David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement regarding today’s announcement that the federal permitting process to expand the Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Cameron, Louisiana has been approved and completed.

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  • Vitter: Obama Interior IG Nominee Was Part of Gulf Drilling Moratorium Decision

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La) today sent a letter to President Obama regarding his recent decision to nominate Mary Kendall to be the Inspector General of the Department of the Interior. Mary Kendall is the current acting Inspector General at the Department of Interior, who may have blocked a full investigation into manipulation of a National Academy of Engineers report by the White House and senior Interior officials regarding the 2010 drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • Vitter: EPA is Willingly Blind to Flaws in RFS

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume mandate for 2014-2016.

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  • Senators Urge President Obama to Stop Attacks on Revenue Sharing for Coastal States

    U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), David Vitter (R-La.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), this week sent a letter to President Obama opposing his proposal to deprive Gulf Coast states of a fair share of the revenue from energy produced off their shores as promised under the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006.

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  • Vitter: Fight for Keystone, Energy Independence is Not Over

    ( U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Chairman of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, made the following statement regarding today’s vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. The vote was 62-37, which failed to reach the 67 needed to override President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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  • Vitter: Obama Keystone Veto is Political Spite

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today made the following statement in response to President Obama’s decision to veto legislation passed by Congress approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The Senate approved bipartisan legislation authorizing the Keystone XL Pipeline on January 29, 2015, and the House of Representatives passed the legislation on February 11, 2015. Vitter is an original co-sponsor of the legislation in the Senate.

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