Chairs Rodgers, Duncan, and Johnson Announce Hearings on Ensuring America Continues to Lead in Energy and Environmental Stewardship
Washington, D.C. — In the lead up to COP28, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Bill Johnson (R-OH) today announced the following hearings to celebrate America’s energy and environmental leadership and discuss how we must build on this legacy:
- November 29, 2023—Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials Subcommittee hearing titled “America Leads the Way: Our History as the Global Leader Reducing Emissions”
- December 5, 2023—Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee hearing titled “America’s Future: Leading a New Era of Energy Dominance, Security, and Environmental Stewardship”
The Chairs released the following statement:
“America has led the world in reducing emissions without sacrificing innovation, economic development, or our national security. We’ve done more than any other country in the world to promote freedom, raise the standard of living, and fight poverty, while also maintaining some of the best environmental and labor standards in the world. This is a legacy worth preserving and building upon. The best way to achieve this is by ensuring a strong energy mix that lowers energy costs for people, creates jobs, encourages innovation, and secures our supply chains. As the committee prepares to lead a bipartisan delegation to COP28 next month, we look forward to celebrating America’s energy and environmental record and discussing how the U.S.—not China—continues to lead on unleashing clean energy across the board.”
WHAT: Subcommittee hearings ahead of COP28 to discuss the importance of American energy and environmental leadership.
DATES: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 and Tuesday, December 5, 2023
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson at Kaitlyn.Peterson@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.
CLICK HERE to read more about the hearings, as first reported exclusively by the Washington Examiner:
“Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced two new hearings focused on energy security and emissions reduction efforts as they prepare to fine-tune their messaging and preview their bipartisan trip to the U.N. climate summit in Dubai.
“The hearings, shared exclusively with the Washington Examiner, will be held Nov. 29 and Dec. 5 and will highlight U.S. leadership in clean energy and efforts to build on that role and help allies reduce dependence on Russia and China for energy production.”
“The bipartisan delegation was announced last week and comes as some Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee look to present an alternative to the Biden administration’s ambitious clean energy targets.
“Rather, they plan to argue that building a strong energy mix is the best way to create jobs, embracing an ‘all-of-the-above' approach to reduce emissions, strengthen energy security, and secure U.S. supply chains, ‘without sacrificing our innovation, economic development, or our national security,’ according to a spokesperson for the committee.”