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Walden & Upton Statement on Full Committee Passage of Energy Bills


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Energy Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement on the passage of energy bills through the Energy and Commerce Committee.

“These bills reflect this Committee’s commitment to strengthening energy delivery, security, and reliability for Americans. We are advancing legislation to bolster our protections against cybersecurity threats to energy infrastructure, which is key to the Department of Energy’s emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Additionally, measures to increase the efficiency of our water systems and jump-start smart building technology will help modernize the way we deliver and consume power. We would also like to thank Representative Rush for working with us to put forth a bipartisan workforce development bill that will help recruit the best and brightest to meet America’s energy needs,” said Walden and Upton.


Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans supported advancing the following bills:

H.R. 1315, the “Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2019”

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute will be offered during Committee markup

H.R. 2665, the “Smart Energy and Water Efficiency Act of 2019”

H.R. 2044, the “Smart Building Acceleration Act”

H.R. 359, the “Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act”

H.R. 360, the “Cyber Sense Act of 2019”

H.R. 362, the “Energy Emergency Leadership Act”

H.R. 370, the “Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act”

H.R. 2041, the “Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act”


Energy (116th Congress)
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