Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1603
A Concurrent Resolution urging the President of the United States to consider current geopolitical tensions and support policies to ensure America’s long-term energy affordability, security, leadership and progress.
WHEREAS, On February 24, 2022, Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine; and
WHEREAS, The ramifications of this invasion have rippled across the world, leaving economic uncertainty in its wake; and
WHEREAS, The world looks to the United States for energy leadership and stability as the current geopolitical events continue to pose economic disruptions at a time when inflation continues to adversely affect households worldwide; and
WHEREAS, Energy independence and national security should be a priority, as nothing is more essential to economic growth than reliable, affordable and abundant energy; and
WHEREAS, Punitive, unnecessary and burdensome regulations on small businesses in the oil and gas industry hinders progress toward energy independence; and
WHEREAS, America must take a stand and immediately stop importing all oil, gas and biofuels from our country’s adversaries: Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Representatives concurring therein: That we urge President Biden to reject unscientific environmental mandates that restrict domestic energy production and raise costs for American families; and
Be it further resolved: That we urge the President of the United States to consider current geopolitical tensions and support policies that ensure America’s long-term energy affordability, security, leadership and progress, including actions to increase investment in domestic refineries and natural gas production; and
Be it further resolved: That we urge the President of the United States to expand domestic energy production and ensure energy reliability and affordability for consumers by cutting through the bureaucratic red tape purposefully hampering the building of energy infrastructure, especially pipelines; and
Be it further resolved: That we urge the President of the United States to reevaluate energy policies that have curtailed domestic production of oil and natural gas; and
Be it further resolved: That we urge the President of the United States to utilize our nation’s abundant natural resources and relationships with energy-producing allies as leverage against a Russian regime that is intent on disrupting world peace and threatening global stability; and
Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State shall send an enrolled copy of this resolution to the President of the United States Joseph R. Biden and three enrolled copies to Senators Billinger and Fagg and to Representatives Delperdang, Turner and Ohaebosim.
Adopted by the House March 29, 2023.
Adopted by the Senate April 4, 2023.