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Securing Cleaner American Energy Agenda


House Energy and Commerce Republicans are leading on legislation that will secure America’s energy future and global competitive edge. This package will address climate change risks and spur the development and deployment of clean energy infrastructure without the ‘pie-in-the-sky’ mandates, regulations, and federal government spending dominating the climate and infrastructure plans of President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the Democrats.

The House Energy and Commerce Republican agenda will protect jobs, energy reliability, and America’s national security from the Left’s rush to green and socialist agenda for a complete government takeover of the nation’s energy and economy.

This package will modernize and improve our energy infrastructure and promote an all-the-above energy strategy across the board, including solutions to unleash innovation in hydropower, nuclear, clean coal, and natural gas. These are real, workable solutions to make energy cleaner, reduce emissions, prioritize energy security, and keep energy costs low.

Innovation

H.R. 1599, Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act (Rep. Upton) – Amends the DOE Organization Act to secure the supply of critical energy resources, including critical minerals and other materials.

H.R. 1600, Methane Emissions Reduction Act (Rep. Upton) – Aims to reduce methane emissions from flaring and venting natural gas during oil and natural gas production activities; and recognizes that States are primary regulators of oil and natural gas production activities and emissions.

H.R. 1761, CCUS Innovation Act (Rep. McKinley) – Promotes the development of innovative carbon capture, utilization, and storage projects through the DOE loan guarantee program.

H.R. 1788, Clean Energy Hydrogen Innovation Act (Rep. Pence) – Promotes the development of innovative hydrogen energy projects through the DOE loan guarantee program.

Nuclear

H.R. 1351, Nuclear Prosperity and Security Act (Rep. Latta) – Directs the Secretary of Energy to establish and operate a uranium reserve in the United States, ensuring the availability of uranium in the event of market disruption; supports America’s strategic fuel cycle capabilities.

H.R. 1559, Modernize Nuclear Reactor Environmental Reviews Act (Rep. Duncan) – Modernizes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing process by reducing duplication and facilitating efficient environmental reviews.

H.R. 1578, Nuclear Licensing Efficiency Act (Rep. Kinzinger) – Streamlines nuclear power plant permitting and licensing by establishing reasonable timelines and other reforms for efficient, timely NRC decisions.

H.R. 1698, Nuclear Industrial Base Act of 2021 (Rep. Latta) – Establishes the Nuclear Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program within the Department of Energy (DOE) to monitor and assess the needs of the domestic nuclear industry; supports partnerships between the federal government and private entities to develop and deploy nuclear power assets.

H.R. 1746, Advanced Nuclear Deployment Act (Rep. Hudson) – Facilitates efficient licensing and deployment of advanced civilian nuclear technologies, including micro-reactors; expedites NRC decisions on new builds of proven designs; and authorizes certain long-term power purchase agreements.

H.R. 1748, Strengthening American Nuclear Competitiveness Act (Rep. Johnson) – Expedites DOE review of certain nuclear technology exports; enables increased investment in U.S. nuclear technology by American allies; promotes efficient licensing for new nonelectric uses of nuclear energy and for new manufacturing techniques to build American nuclear reactors faster and at lower cost.

H.R. 6618, Advanced Nuclear Reactor Prize Act (Rep. Curtis) – Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to make targeted awards to cover regulatory costs of the first technologies that are licensed and made operational in three categories of advanced reactors, which will incentivize first-movers to submit quality applications that allow the public to benefit from safe, reliable advanced reactors.

H.R. 8052, Global Nuclear Energy Assessment and Cooperation Act (Rep. Carter) Directs the Secretary of Energy to recommend measures to increase the role of American nuclear energy in strategic energy policy and to promote American safety standards, technology, and expertise in partnership with foreign allies;  strengthens U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission international nuclear export and innovation activities; and authorizes denial of licenses to possess Russia- or China-sourced nuclear fuels for national and economic security purposes.

H.R. 8471, Advancing Nuclear Regulatory Oversight Act (Rep. Lesko) – Directs NRC to assess, modify, and improve its nuclear reactor oversight and inspections programs to maximize the efficiency of such programs through the use of risk-informed, performance-based procedures, information technology, training, and other measures.

Natural Gas & Oil

H.R. 575, Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act (Rep. Mullin) – Removes regulatory barriers to the permitting of cross-border pipelines and electricity transmission.

H.R. 684, Keystone XL Pipeline Construction and Jobs Preservation Act (Rep. Armstrong) – Authorizes the construction and operation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

H.R. 751, Protecting American Energy Production Act (Rep. Duncan) – Prohibits bans on hydraulic fracturing to preserve America’s energy independence and national security.

H.R. 1575, Unlocking Our Domestic LNG Potential Act (Rep. Johnson) – Removes regulatory barriers to exporting and importing natural gas, while maintaining Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulation of LNG facilities.

H.R. 1616, Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act (Rep. Burgess) – Streamlines the natural gas pipeline permitting process at FERC.

H.R. 6235, Strategic Production Response Act (Rep. Rodgers) – Prohibits the Secretary of Energy from tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for non-emergency reasons until establishing a plan to increase oil and gas production on federal lands and waters.

H.R. 6858, American Energy Independence from Russia Act (Rep. Rodgers)  Requires the President to submit an energy security plan to Congress; authorizes the Keystone XL pipeline; removes regulatory hurdles to natural gas production and trade; restarts lease sales for oil and gas development on Federal lands; and, protects the Strategic Petroleum Reserves.

Hydropower

H.R. 1588, Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act (Rep. Rodgers) – Updates and strengthens the licensing process for renewable hydropower projects; and promotes innovation and next-generation hydropower technologies that protect the environment and natural resources.

Construction and Manufacturing

H.R. 245, New Source Review Permitting Improvement Act (Rep. Griffith) – Provides regulatory certainty and encourages investment, particularly in emissions-reducing upgrades, by reforming the New Source Review (NSR) program for industrial facilities and power plants to clarify when facility upgrades require permits.

H.R. 1855, Promoting New Manufacturing Act (Rep. Scalise) – Promotes new manufacturing in the United States by providing for greater transparency and timeliness in obtaining pre-construction permits under the Clean Air Act.