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Rep. Burgess Remarks at Energy Subcommittee Hearing

02.18.2021

Washington, DC – Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) delivered opening remarks at today's Energy Subcommittee hearing entitled, “A Smarter Investment: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future."

Excerpts and highlights from his remarks:

On Energy Reliability in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and the Central U.S.:

"Today’s hearing occurs at a critical time in our nation’s history. This week, almost 5 million American households were left without electricity across Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana as dangerous and record-setting winter weather ravaged the Central United States, blasting sub-freezing arctic air all the way south to the Mexican border....

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Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Rodgers  and Republican Subcommittee Leaders  Upton  and McKinley Joint Statement on Biden Climate Agenda 

01.29.2021

Washington D.C.– House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Republican Subcommittee Leader for Energy Fred Upton (R-MI), and Republican  Subcommittee Leader for the Environment and Climate Change David McKinley (R-WV) issued the following joint statement regarding President Biden’s climate agenda.

“Americans worked hard to achieve energy independence for the first time in over 60 years. We are leading in emissions reductions while also maintaining the lowest energy costs in the world. The Biden Administration’s recent climate agenda orders will reverse much of that hard work by making the U.S. more dependent on energy imports and technologies from China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. This will not result in more...

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Walden Touts E&C Republicans’ Achievements in the 116th Congress

01.01.2021

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released a document detailing E&C Republicans’ legislative achievements in the 116th Congress. Walden released the following statement.

“Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans continued their work on behalf of the American people throughout the 116th Congress. Despite not controlling the House agenda, and the fact much of 2020 was focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had dozens of bills signed into law. These measures will help expand broadband access by investing in broadband infrastructure, make crucial midband spectrum...

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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.