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Walden, Upton, Shimkus Statement on USE IT Act in FY21NDAA


Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers sent a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) calling for inclusion of the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (FY21 NDAA).

Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI), and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following statement in support of this...

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E&C GOP Leaders’ Statement on E&C Advancing 38 Bills


Washington, D.C. – Today the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced 38 bills to the House floor for consideration. This builds upon the bipartisan progress the committee made in July when 30 bipartisan bills were reported to the full House for consideration.

E&C Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Republican Leader Bob Latta (R-OH), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement.

“As American workers...

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California’s Radical Climate Policies Continue to Fail Californians


“It’s almost 3 p.m. Time to turn off major appliances, set the thermostat to 78 degrees (or use a fan instead), turn off excess lights and unplug any appliances you’re not using.” No, this is not a line from the Hunger Games. This was part of a tweet from the mayor of Los Angeles, California, this weekend as part of an effort to get “every Californian to help conserve energy.”

Everyone wants to be able to keep themselves and their loved ones happy and healthy. Many Americans are already...




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