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A Bipartisan Conversation with Rep. Mike Waltz and Rep. Pat Ryan


Josh Rogin, Columnist, Washington Post
T.H. Pat Ryan, Representative (NY-18), U.S. House of Representatives
T.H. Mike Waltz, Representative (FL-06), U.S. House of Representatives

“We are for democracy, we are for freedom, and ultimately that comes with some costs.”

– T.H. Pat Ryan

“The partnership with India is the most important relationship in the 21st century.”

– T.H. Mike Waltz

“We meet at a time of great conflict, strife, and uncertainty in the world.” 

– Josh Rogin

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • Energy independence is important for national security, especially in light of global events like the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Being able to rely on domestic energy production is crucial for the U.S.
  • Natural gas is a critical component of the energy mix, providing reliable and affordable energy. The conversation stresses the need for an “all of the above” energy approach, which includes a mix of energy sources, such as oil, natural gas, renewables like wind and solar, and emerging technologies like hydrogen. 
  • The role of innovation and technological advancements, particularly horizontal drilling, have completely transformed the energy industry, allowing the U.S. to triple crude oil production and quadruple natural gas production. 
  • The potential for the U.S. to play a significant role in international energy trade, particularly in exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to other countries, is a way to meet global energy demands and promote peace.