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Leader Upton Calls for Focus on Critical Minerals and Permitting Reform

05.19.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) delivered opening remarks at Wednesday’s Energy Subcommittee hearing with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

THE SUBCOMMITTEE’S ROLE IN OVERSIGHT

“As you know, the Subcommittee on Energy is responsible for overseeing virtually every aspect of the energy sector and our members take this job very seriously.

“We focus on energy supply, including exploration, development, and generation of fuels and electricity; energy distribution, including the grid and pipelines; energy imports and exports; and energy use, including...

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Leader Rodgers to DOE Secretary: The Rush to Green will Undermine the DOE’s Core Work on National and Economic Security

05.19.2021

Washington, D.C. — Republican Leader for the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks today during an Energy Subcommittee hearing with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

MORE DETAILS NEEDED FOR THE DEPARTMENT’S BUDGET

“Today we are supposed to be evaluating the proposed budget priorities for fiscal year 2022.

“This is necessary for Committee oversight. But we are at a disadvantage, because the Administration has yet to release a detailed budget for the...

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Leader Rodgers Calls For American Innovation to Lead, Not a Government Socialist Agenda

05.05.2021

Washington, D.C. — Republican Leader for the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks today during an Energy Subcommittee hearing on Democrats’ radical electric vehicle mandates.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

AMERICAN INNOVATION

“There are many exciting technologies under development that will help drive cleaner energy systems, protect our environment, expand economic opportunity, and benefit families and workers.

“That is the wonder — and the promise — of the American free enterprise system, and...

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Energy

Jurisdiction


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.