Republicans announce long-anticipated ‘energy week’

By Kelsey Brugger | 03/15/2024 06:28 AM EDT

The House will be moving bills and holding hearings on a host of energy issues next week. Some Republicans say they’re still in the dark.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.).

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.) at the Republican retreat in West Virginia on Thursday. Alex Wong/Getty Images

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — House Republicans announced Thursday that they’ll soon unleash their long-promised “energy week,” but it seems unlikely any of their efforts will bear much fruit beyond campaign messaging.

In comments at the House GOP’s annual issues conference here, Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana said Republicans would try to move bills on the floor next week to promote lower energy costs for families.

In a later interview, he said the chamber would be moving bills that have come out of two key committees. Still, some top lawmakers said they were mostly in the dark about what exactly an “energy week” would entail.


Nevertheless, talk of energy issues at the retreat — a sparsely attended one held at the historic and plush Greenbrier resort — were woven into many of the top Republican talking points: prices at the pump, the cost of groceries for families, and foreign policy and national security.