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Committee’s #RecordOfSuccess Continues to Grow


11.05.15

Approval of energy security provisions comes as House readies consideration of significant energy package, H.R. 8


WASHINGTON, DC – Building on the committee’s ongoing #RecordOfSuccess, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved five committee member bills as part of the broader highway bill. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) stated, “These bills aim to boost our energy security at home and reflect our members’ hard work in advancing bipartisan solutions to modernize our dated energy policies. Strengthening our energy security and protecting our critical energy infrastructure remains a priority of this committee and the bills that passed today are further evidence of the committee’s growing bipartisan record of success.”

The following bills were approved today as part of Chairman Fred Upton’s amendment to the highway bill:

  • H.R. 2271, Critical Electric Infrastructure Protection Act, authored by Reps. Bob Latta (R-OH), Renee Ellmers and Jerry McNerney. H.R. 2271 would better protect our critical electric infrastructure by providing private entities and the federal government the tools they need to better respond and alleviate grid security emergencies.
  • H.R. 3941, authored by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ). Recent natural disasters have underscored the importance of having resilient and reliable energy infrastructure. This legislation strengthens communication and coordination between the Department of Energy and first responders to speed up emergency response and recovery.

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