Energy4 May 2023

AAN Continues Energy Issue Advocacy Campaign, Key Part of Debt Ceiling Bill

New Effort Criticizes Members of Congress for Anti-Energy Votes on Debt Ceiling Plan & H.R. 1

WASHINGTON – American Action Network (AAN) is continuing its energy issue advocacy efforts with a new digital ad campaign criticizing Members of Congress for their votes against popular reforms to lower energy costs, a key plank of both the Limit, Save, and Grow Act of 2023 and H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act. The advertisements follow a recent AAN battleground survey that showed voters, by a 74% to 17% margin, support enacting permitting reform that would lower utility bills and the cost of gas.

AAN’s latest issue advocacy campaign includes $500,000 in digital advertising and will run in four congressional districts of Representatives who voted against bipartisan efforts to cut the red tape tying up American energy production and lower energy costs for American families. The ads raise awareness about the importance of recent congressional actions and seek to build support for future consideration.

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“While the House majority continues working for American families to help make life more affordable, the left continues obstructing commonsense efforts to bring down the cost of living,” said AAN President Dan Conston. “President Biden and his allies in Congress consistently demonstrate a complete disregard for the American family – first with their rejection of bipartisan efforts to lower energy costs and now with their rejection of responsible reforms to lower our debt and get our fiscal house in order. Americans deserve better.” 

Background: Immediately following the House’s passage of the debt ceiling legislation last week, AAN went up with a six-figure digital ad campaign to hold Democratic Members of Congress accountable for their vote against the Limit, Save, and Grow Act of 2023. Prior to the debt ceiling vote, AAN released the results of a survey conducted in 87 battleground congressional districts to gauge public sentiment on the debt ceiling battle. The survey found there is overwhelming support for the proposed savings by Speaker McCarthy in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, including reforming energy permitting. In March, AAN previously went up with a $1.5 million advertising campaign to build support of H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, before the House passed the bipartisan legislation to bring down household costs and gas prices, bolster our national security, and increase American construction.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director