Skip to main content
Energy and Commerce Committee

Energy


Leaders McKinley and Upton Opening Remarks in Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Energy Supply Chains

11.16.2021

Washington, D.C. — In a joint Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change and Subcommittee on Energy hearing on supply chains for renewable energy sources, Republican Leaders David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Fred Upton (R-MI) spoke about the need to secure American energy and its supply chains.

Excerpts and highlights from their prepared remarks:

FROM SUBCOMMITTEE LEADER MCKINLEY:

“Here in the U.S., inflation is at a 30-year high and energy prices are the highest in 7 years.

“Meanwhile, Europe and countries like China, are experiencing blackouts and energy rationing. They simply don’t...

Press Release

Leader Rodgers Opening Remarks in Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Energy Supply Chains

11.16.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered remarks in today’s joint Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change and Subcommittee on Energy hearing on supply chains for renewable energy sources.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

HOLDING THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE

“Record inflation, spiking prices, empty store shelves and car lots, growing risks of blackouts, families are learning what failing energy and economic policies feel like.

“Global supply chain disruptions and demand shocks from the COVID pandemic have been bad enough.

“The Administration is making this...

Press Release

E&C Republican Leaders Statement on EPA’s Proposed Methane Guidelines

11.02.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV), and Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed methane standards.

“With a harsh winter predicted and energy prices at seven-year highs, President Biden and the EPA are proposing more regulations that could raise energy prices even more for families. We look forward to reviewing this proposal and continuing our oversight...

Press Release

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.