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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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Leader Upton: Electric Vehicle Mandates Are Costly and Make America More Reliant on China

05.05.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton delivered opening remarks at Wednesday’s Energy Subcommittee hearing on electric vehicles mandates in the Democrats’ CLEAN Future Act.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

AMERICA ISN’T READY TO COMPLETELY SWITCH TO ELECTRIC VEHICLES

“The CLEAN Future Act contains billions of dollars in subsidies and mandates in an attempt to push electric vehicles on the American public, whether they are ready for them, or not.

“I support reasonable fuel efficiency standards and am excited about the prospect...

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“You’re basically taking a whole community and throwing it under the bus.”

04.23.2021

Washington, D.C. — In case you missed it, the House Energy and Commerce Committee heard this week from Mr. José L. Pérez, the President and CEO of Hispanics in Energy, and Mayor Louise Carter-King of Gillette, Wyoming. Both warned that President Joe Biden's  radical rush-to-green agenda will hurt American workers and their way of life.

ON THE LEFT’S FOSSIL FUELS AND FRACKING BANS

Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) asked Mr. Pérez what a nationwide fracking ban would mean for Hispanic workers. Mr. 

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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.