17 March 2023

AAN Launches First Stage of Major Campaign Urging Congress to Pass the Lower Energy Costs Act

New Effort Includes $1.5 million In Broadcast, Cable, and Digital Advertising

WASHINGTON – Today, American Action Network (AAN) released the first stage of a major new issue advocacy campaign, urging Members of Congress to support H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act. The new legislation will bring down costs for American families by rolling back red-tape to boost American energy production, expediting construction across the country, promoting competitiveness with China, and rolling back President Biden’s “woke” anti-energy agenda.

AAN’s new campaign includes over $1.5 million of broadcast, cable, and digital advertising and will run in heavy rotation during the “March Madness” basketball tournament as well as on local news. The ads will cover the districts of 12, mostly freshman, House liberals, and AAN will run additional ads in conservative districts across the country as part of the national campaign to educate the public and build support for this hallmark legislation.

“Americans cannot afford to keep footing the bill for the left’s costly war on energy,” said AAN President Dan Conston. “Congress must seize the opportunity now to pass generational legislation that will reduce costs for American families, streamline critical construction projects and bolster our national security.”

Districts with television advertising include:

To view the ads or for a list of districts including digital advertisements, click here.

BACKGROUND: President Biden and the left have waged war on American energy with disastrous policies from canceling the Keystone Pipelinefreezing new drilling leases on federal lands, and even seeking bans of gas stoves. Now, Americans are facing record energy prices at the pump and in their monthly energy bills.

House Leadership introduced H.R. 1, the Lower Energy Costs Act, a monumental package that will reverse the left’s harmful polices, increase domestic energy production, streamline permitting, boost construction of energy infrastructure projects, and unleash American energy to reduce costs for American families. Recent polling has shown these policies are winning issues at home: 70% of Americans favor increased domestic energy production, and 85% believe more domestic energy production would reduce the price of energy.

This campaign is a continuation of AAN’s efforts to stop destructive energy polices and promote sensible energy legislation. For more information on past efforts, see herehere, and here.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director