January 26, 2024

RNC: Freeze or Famine Under Biden

Biden’s war on American energy has forced families to make tough choices to stay warm.

By the Republican National Committee


  • Families are suffering through yet another unaffordable winter under the Biden administration as prices remain high for the majority of Americans just trying to stay warm.
    • Households relying on propane to keep warm are paying $1,345, a 15.8 percent increase from the $1,162 average paid during the winter of 2020-2021.
    • Those relying on heating oil to keep warm are paying $1,701, a 40.3 percent increase from the $1,212 average paid during the winter of 2020-2021.
    • The nearly half of homes who rely on natural gas for heat are paying $608, a 6.1 percent increase from the $573 average during the winter of 2020-2021.
  • All the while, more and more Americans are falling behind on their utility bills – with low-income households being hit the hardest. 
    • Americans have lost over $3,700 paying higher energy costs since Biden took office.
    • In 2023, families were behind on $20.3 billion in utility bills, up from $17 billion pre-pandemic. 
    • 72 percent of Americans say their energy bills grew over the past year as energy costs have soared at twice the rate of overall inflation.
    • Over 20 percent of households were behind on their energy bills in 2022. 
    • ​​Nearly a third of Americans say they’ve cut back or skipped necessary expenses – such as food or medicine – just to pay an energy bill.
  • Adding to injury, U.S. average regular gas prices have been above $3 per gallon for 987 days straight.
    • The only solution Biden has offered for Americans struggling to pay these high prices is to buy a $50,789 electric vehicle, which have proven to struggle in freezing temperatures.
  • Unsurprisingly, 56 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the nation’s energy policies under Biden.




  • Instead of looking to states like Texas, Pennsylvania, and North Dakota to ramp up U.S. energy production, Biden has continuously solicited hostile foreign nations to produce oil.
    • The Biden administration begged OPEC to produce more oil, yet OPEC instead announced several rounds of cuts to oil production.
    • His administration traveled to Venezuela to enter discussions with the illegitimate, criminal Maduro regime to pump more oil, and later announced the U.S. would ease sanctions on Venezuelan oil.
    • Biden has repeatedly begged Saudi Arabia for more oil, even traveling almost 7,000 miles to make a personal plea.
    • Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg admitted buying oil from Iran was “on the table.”
  • Along with begging our foreign adversaries, Biden chose to deplete 45 percent of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve rather than unleash American energy production.

    Originally posted here.

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