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Energy and Commerce Committee


Walden: I Sincerely Hope We Can Return to Working Across the Aisle and Renew, Rebuild, and Restore Our Great Country


Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement on the Republican agenda for the 117th Congress.

“Congratulations to E&C Republicans! I am proud every Republican member of E&C will return to Congress in January. While we are still awaiting results in some districts, one thing is already clear: Speaker Pelosi’s radical agenda has been rejected by the American people. At the Energy and Commerce Committee we’ve always taken our responsibility to bipartisan legislating seriously, and it’s incredible the results we’ve been able...

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ICYMI: Fracking Helps Our Economy, National Security, & Environment


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute recently released a report as part of their 2020 Energy Accountability Series highlighting the real-world consequences of what would happen if hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, was banned in the United States.

If a fracking ban were imposed in 2021, the U.S. would lose:

19 million jobs, including more than 3 million in Texas alone;
$7.1 trillion in GDP, particularly impacting states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas with energy-focused economies;
$1.9 trillion in local, state, and federal...


Trump Administration Pushes for Modernizing Energy, Environmental Infrastructure


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under the Trump administration, continue to take important steps to build out energy infrastructure, protect the quality of our air and water, and promote clean, affordable, and reliable energy for all Americans.

DOE recently announced its first awards under the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP), to promote U.S. advanced nuclear reactors. DOE awarded $80 million each to TerraPower LLC (Bellevue, WA) and X-energy (Rockville, MD) to go toward building reactors that can be operational within seven years....




National Energy Policy, energy infrastructure and security, energy related Agencies and Commissions, all laws, programs, and government activities affecting energy matters. National Energy Policy focuses on fossil energy; renewable energy; nuclear energy; energy conservation, utility issues, including but not limited to interstate energy compacts; energy generation, marketing, reliability, transmission, siting, exploration, production, efficiency, cybersecurity, and ratemaking for all generated power. Energy infrastructure and security focuses on pipelines, the strategic petroleum reserve, nuclear facilities, and cybersecurity for our nation’s grid. Our jurisdiction also includes all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security. Agencies and Commissions in our jurisdiction include: The US Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission;  and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.