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Democrats on the Record: More inflation. Less Freedom. Rewards for America’s Enemies.


House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans offered many amendments during the first day and night of the Democrats’...


E&C GOP Send Letter to Chairman Pallone Urging Transparency and Open Process for Speaker Pelosi’s Tax and Spending Spree


Washington, D.C.—House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans sent a letter today to Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) ramping up pressure for the Majority to “commit to regular order and a robust, open, and transparent process on any matters the Committee on Energy and Commerce considers to meet its reconciliation instructions.” 

Key Excerpts from their letter to Chairman Pallone: 

“We write with grave concerns about the Democrats’ plans to use the Budget Reconciliation process to pass an extremely reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree that...


Leader Upton Remarks at Hearing With Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


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 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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