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HEAT (House Energy Action Team)

The House Energy Action Team is a recent addition to RSC. HEAT is the leading voice among House Republicans on energy independence. HEAT educates Members on energy policy that empowers domestic energy producers, utilizes an all-of-the-above energy strategy, and puts America back on the path to energy dominance on the world stage.


Serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman August Pfluger represents 20 counties in Texas’ 11th congressional district, including Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, Killeen, Brownwood, and Llano.
Congressman Pfluger grew up in San Angelo before graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He served twenty years as a decorated fighter pilot, later as an advisor on the National Security Council, and still serves as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.
In Congress, Rep. Pfluger is the first Member to represent Midland and Odessa on the Energy and Commerce Committee. He also serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security, and co-founded the MACH 1 Caucus and the Texas Ag Task Force. 
He is a conservative Republican, a proud husband and father, and a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. He and his wife Camille live in San Angelo with their three young daughters.


“As the Representative for the Permian Basin—the most prolific oil and gas producing region in the United States—I am committed to telling the story of the men and women of our region who, through hard work and innovation, have unlocked abundant American energy and lifted a billion people out of poverty. The Biden Administration has demonized these very people and this industry in policy and rhetoric. I am excited to lead a well-organized group of Members who are passionate about communicating the benefits of American energy to our national security, our economy, and our American way of life. Thank you to Chairman Hern and Majority Leader Scalise for appointing me to lead this critical initiative.”

-HEAT RSC Chairman August Pfluger


More on HEAT (House Energy Action Team)

Mar 14, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, House Energy Action Team (HEAT) Chairman Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX), Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Kevin Hern (R-OK), and HEAT Vice-Chairman Mike Carey (R-OH) released the following joint statement in response to the Biden Administration’s actions on the Alaskan oil and gas Willow Project and other drilling:

Mar 9, 2023 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Kevin Hern (R-OK) announced that the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) will be brought under the purview of RSC. Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) will serve as the HEAT Chairman, and Rep. Mike Carey (R-OH) will serve as Vice Chairman.