WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, FreedomWorks announced the late Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas) as our Member of the Month and Sen. Cynthia Lummis’ (R-Wyo.) Protecting our Wealth of Energy Resources (POWER) Act, S. 76, as our Bill of the Month for February 2021. Sarah Anderson, FreedomWorks’ Director of Policy, commented:
“The loss of a leader as dedicated as Representative Wright is deeply felt, and our hearts go out to his family, friends, and loved ones mourning his passing. In both his public and private life, Rep. Wright served as a model for conservatives and public servants everywhere.
“For more than 30 years, he worked tirelessly to build up his community in Arlington, Texas before coming to Washington, where he demonstrated his commitment to the principles of liberty and to the people he represented. Rep. Wright proved himself to be a tireless champion for Texas’ 6th. We are proud to honor his memory by naming him Member of the Month.
“For our Bill of the Month, we wish to highlight Senator Lummis’ much-needed POWER Act. With Biden having taken executive action to halt energy leases on federal lands just a few weeks ago, this bill is a way for Congress to take a stand against executive overreach and at the same time address the crucial issue of American energy independence.”
Of her POWER Act and its selection as FreedomWorks’ Bill of the Month for February 2021, Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) commented:
“The Biden Ban would be nothing short of catastrophic for western states that are already reeling from the decline in energy usage brought on by the pandemic and continued volatility in energy markets. It’s a one-two punch that means disaster for energy jobs, families, and communities. Through the POWER Act, Congress would reiterate that federal lands should serve not the whims of a radical progressive minority, but the needs of all Americans. I appreciate the work FreedomWorks is doing and I’m honored to have the POWER Act featured as the FreedomWorks Bill of the Month.”