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Energy (117th Congress)


Leader Upton Remarks at Hearing With Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

07.27.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered opening remarks at today’s Energy Subcommittee hearing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

FERC’S UNIQUENESS

“FERC is a relatively small agency with an important mission. FERC is also unique in several ways: FERC is organized as an independent agency comprised of a bipartisan commission; FERC is funded primarily through user-fees and annual charges paid by regulated energy companies; and importantly, FERC’s responsibilities are limited by the statutes passed by Congress.

“FERC’s primary responsibilities include...

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Leader Rodgers Remarks at Hearing With Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

07.27.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered remarks in today’s Energy Subcommittee hearing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

“Since our last hearing in 2019, we now have three new Commissioners, a departing Commissioner Chatterjee, and Mr. Glick has been elevated to Chairman.

“This shifting leadership makes our oversight particularly useful and timely today.”

FERC’S MISSION

“How FERC executes its mission can have profound impacts on the price of energy, and our security, also, the ability of...

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Energy and Commerce Republicans Applaud Bipartisan Energy Cybersecurity Bills Passing the House

07.20.2021

Washington, D.C. — Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement about the energy infrastructure bills:

“This week, the People’s House took action on several bipartisan Energy and Commerce bills to bolster the energy emergency and cybersecurity responsibilities at the Department of Energy. This builds on our work to make sure expert agencies, like DOE, are empowered to combat bad actors and protect our critical infrastructure, including pipelines and our electric grid. We’re grateful for and...

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