Before Winter Comes, E&C GOP Ask Sec. Granholm for DOE’s Plan to Help Americans Afford Unaffordable Energy Costs
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm on Thursday asking how the Department of Energy (DOE) was addressing rising energy costs and possible supply disruptions.
WHY IT MATTERS: The DOE is tasked with promoting the interests of Americans through the provision of an adequate and reliable supply of energy at the lowest reasonable cost. With predictions of a colder than usual winter this year, E&C Republicans want to understand as soon as possible what actions the DOE is taking to prepare...
Leader Rodgers: “Democrats’ Tax and Spending Spree Hurts the Economy and Makes us More Dependent on China”
Washington, D.C.—Today, House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered remarks urging Democrats and the Biden-Harris Administration to focus on supply chain solutions that strengthen the American economy, rather than their reckless tax and spending that is raising costs on families and workers.
Excerpt and highlights for Leader Rodgers’s remarks:
STRENGTHENING AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS
“Encouraging investment in the U.S, increasing responsibility on e-commerce platforms, assisting the travel and tourism rebound from the pandemic, and promoting clear national strategies for emerging technologies.
Bilirakis Opening Statement in CPAC Legislative Hearing
Washington, D.C.—Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for Consumer Protection and Commerce Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) delivered remarks on securing American supply chains.
Excerpts and highlights from Rep. Bilirakis’s remarks:
INFORM CONSUMERS ACT
“I want to commend my friend Chair Schakowsky for her leadership on the INFORM Consumers Act and working with me to reach a strong bipartisan agreement. This legislation will create a uniform national standard to provide consumers with clarity, transparency, and enhanced protections from malicious actors online who look to pawn stolen goods or sell dangerous counterfeits. The consensus we have reached amongst stakeholders will benefit not just our constituents...
ICYMI: Leader Rodgers Calls for a National Autonomous Vehicle Framework
America is leading the world in innovation, home to the most advanced AV companies on the planet. This technology has the potential to drastically improve the safety of our roads, transform the lives of seniors and people living with disabilities, and stimulate our economy by creating countless jobs here in America.
However, we still trail other countries with our lack of a national approach and no viable path to deployment. China is moving full steam ahead and has already established a roadmap to deploy AVs throughout China,...
A Pipeline Welder from TN tells Joe Biden: Your Energy Policies Hurt My Family
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Leader Rodgers: Big Tech Doesn’t Want Us to Know the Truth
Yesterday, the world heard from the whistleblower who exposed what’s happening behind-the-scenes and in secret at Facebook. Now we...
E&C Republicans Press Sec. Blinken on Whether Wuhan Lab Had Military Ties
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Republican Leader Morgan Griffith (R-VA) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday. The leaders are requesting an update from the State Department on its January 15, 2021 fact sheet regarding the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) collaborating with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
The leaders point to their prior letter and ask...