Energy and Commerce Committee

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Walden Statement on Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

10.18.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement on reports that Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette will be nominated to be Energy Secretary:

“While it will be hard to replace the drive, enthusiasm, and spirit that Rick Perry brought to the Department of Energy, I am confident that Deputy Secretary Brouillette will transition into this leadership role seamlessly. As a former staff director for the Energy and Commerce Committee, we all look forward to welcoming ‘Secretary' Brouillette back to the ‘best...

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Walden Statement on Energy Secretary Rick Perry

10.17.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s announcement that he will depart the Administration:

“Rick Perry’s dedication to public service is hard to fully capture with brevity. A son of Texas and tenant farmers from Paint Creek, Rick Perry has worn the uniform of our nation as a C-130 pilot in the Air Force. He served the people of the Lone Star State as governor for 14 years, and has led the missions of the Department of Energy with...

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Fred Upton: Democrats need to stop playing politics with our nation’s pipeline safety

10.11.2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) wrote an op-ed in Roll Call expressing his disappointment that House Democrats walked away from the table on pipeline safety negotiations. Pipeline safety legislation - as Upton described, "has historically been a bright spot of bipartisanship" - lapsed at the beginning of the month. In the op-ed, Upton describes three common-sense policies that Republicans and Democrats need to incorporate in legislation to regulate the almost three million miles of energy pipelines in the United States.

Democrats need to stop playing politics with our nation’s pipeline safety
Roll Call
October 11, 2019
By Rep. Fred Upton

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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.