As the country’s second largest energy producer, our state is an energy powerhouse because we are able to harness our abundant energy resources, and equally important, build the pipeline and transmission line infrastructure needed to deliver those resources to consumers. Thanks to innovation and advancements in technology, and our efforts to put the right tax and regulatory framework in place, we have been able to dramatically increase energy production and improve environmental stewardship. In addition to the thousands of jobs created, our domestic energy renaissance has led to enhanced national security by reducing our reliance on foreign imports. As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, I am working to advance a states-first, all-of-the-above approach that ensures we continue to have affordable and reliable supplies of energy to heat and cool our homes, power our businesses and fuel our transportation systems.