On behalf of Life:Powered, a national initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to raise America’s energy IQ, I thank you for the opportunity to testify today.

From 2011 to 2019, it was my honor to serve two counties in the Texas Hill Country as a member of the Texas House of Representatives. During my four terms in office, I primarily served on the Environmental Regulation, Energy Resources, and Economic Development committees, where I learned that the United States is a world leader in environmental protection and economic prosperity. Now, as the director of Life:Powered, one of my primary missions is to expose how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing threatens our economic prosperity and, instead of improving our environment, enables China’s abysmal human rights and environmental records. ESG has infiltrated our economy and been weaponized against essential industries all of us rely on, including, but not limited to, fossil fuels, agriculture, and forestry.