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 Summary Statement before the House Natural Resources Committee

    Thank you Chairman Bishop and members of this Committee for holding this important hearing on “The Impacts of Federal Policies on Energy Production and Economic Growth in the Gulf.” It has been nearly five and a half years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster devastated the Gulf Region. Beyond the economic and environmental consequences, the most disheartening result of the incident was the loss of eleven men who were working on the rig.

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  • Vitter: Obama EPA Declares War on U.S. Oil & Gas Jobs

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama, regarding the impact of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on domestic oil and gas production and Louisiana’s economy.

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  • 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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