Republicans make Texas pitch for scrapping Biden LNG pause

House Energy and Commerce Republicans traveled to Texas on Monday to make the local argument for the immediate cancellation of Biden administration’s pause on new gas export terminals.

The Energy, Climate and Grid Security Subcommittee field hearing in Port Arthur came as House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) prepares to release a Ukraine aid package that could include language against the pause. Green groups and many Democrats are warning the Biden administration against accepting such a plan.

Republicans at the hearing argued that reversing the pause was essential because of the economic headaches the move is causing.