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Advancing American Energy Security and Independence: An Address by the Honorable Mike Pence

Advancing American Energy Security and Independence: An Address by the Honorable Mike Pence

The recent turmoil in global energy markets continues to impact the U.S. economy, increasing the cost of oil and the price of gas at the pump for the nation’s consumers. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent imposition of economic sanctions by the EU, U.S. and others have increased oil price volatility and highlighted the connection between energy and national security.

At this event, open exclusively in-person to members of the Baker Institute Roundtable and Roundtable Young Professionals, the Honorable Michael R. Pence, the 48th vice president of the United States, discussed the current state of U.S. energy policy and the path to increasing energy security.

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This event was free and open to members of the Roundtable and Roundtable Young Professionals through the link in their email invitation. These forums are dedicated to advancing the mission of the institute by fostering community engagement and dialogue on vital domestic and global public policy issues through interaction with Baker Institute fellows and invited guest speakers and experts from the public and private sectors.


4:30 p.m. — Welcome Remarks
4:35 p.m. — Address

Welcome Remarks

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy

Featured Speaker

The Honorable Michael R. Pence served as the 48th vice president of the United States. Pence began his public service career in 2000, when he launched a successful bid for an Indiana seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. On Capitol Hill, he established himself as a champion of limited government, fiscal responsibility, economic development, educational opportunity and the U.S. Constitution. Pence was reelected to Congress six times, during which he served as chairman of the House Republican Conference and the House Republican Study Committee.

In 2013, Pence was elected the 50th governor of Indiana. As governor, he enacted the largest income tax cut in Indiana history to strengthen the state’s competitive edge and attract new investment and employment opportunities. Indiana’s unemployment rate fell by half during his four years in office. Pence also increased school funding, expanded school choice and invested more than $800 million in roads and bridges across the state.

Former President Donald Trump selected Pence as his running mate in July 2016. Pence served as vice president from January 2017 to January 2021.





Tue, May 10, 2022
4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


James A. Baker III Hall
Rice University's Baker Institute — 6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005