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The Hill: The LIBRE Initiative to Continue Campaign for H.R.1 Energy Bill

March 30, 2023

Today, The Hill wrote an article highlighting The LIBRE Initiative’s campaign and commitment to continue pushing H.R.1, Lower Energy Costs Act.

The president of LIBRE, Daniel Garza, along Strategic State Directors from Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, sent this open letter in favor of H.R.1 to Congress as part of the on-going campaign.

Below are excerpts from The Hill piece:

The Libre Initiative is calling on members of Congress to support the signature GOP energy bill, which the group says would benefit both Hispanic consumers and Hispanic workers in the energy industry.

But LIBRE’s case for the energy bill, introduced as H.R. 1, also touches on the large Hispanic contingent of energy industry workers.

According to the group, 17 percent of workers in the energy sector are Hispanic, including 20 percent of workers in mining, oil and gas.

Libre also pointed to figures published by the American Petroleum Institute that found 30 percent of energy sector workers in Texas are Hispanic.

“For millions of Latinos across the country, the number one issue remains jobs and the economy. If enacted, the Lower Energy Costs Act will help reduce energy costs while boosting domestic energy production in this country.”[Said Daniel Garza]

In addition to pushing legislators to vote for the bill, the Libre Initiative is running a campaign featuring digital ads, a blog post and a social media video in favor of the bill.

“By removing these bottlenecks in the energy supply chain, the bill will help ensure energy production from diverse sources. The Lower Energy Costs Act can be an inflection point in the Biden Administration’s seeming war on affordable energy that is fueling inflation and harming the environment,” wrote Garza in his letter to Congress.

Read the full article in The Hill here.