Energy and Commerce Committee

Energy


Walden and Upton Statement on Subcommittee Passage of 9 Energy Bills

01.09.2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI) released the following statement after passage of nine energy bills during an Energy Subcommittee markup today.

“We are moving forward today with bipartisan bills that will improve energy delivery, improve efficiency of our federal buildings, help our tribes meet their energy needs, promote hydropower development, and strengthen energy infrastructure in America. These measures represent this Committee's commitment to making our energy systems more efficient, cleaner, and supportive of a prosperous...

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Walden Remarks at First Markup of 2020

01.09.2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) remarks at the first markup of the New Year to consider several energy bills.

As Prepared for Delivery

This morning, we will mark up a series of energy and efficiency related bills, which include measures to improve energy efficiency in federal facilities, to ensure more effective federal energy regulatory decisions, and to implement certain sections of the Majority’s proposed energy infrastructure package.

All of the measures touch on important policy areas that deserve Committee attention. And we should work together, as...

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Walden Responds to Democrats’ Partisan Climate Plan

01.08.2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) responds to Energy and Commerce Democrats' partisan climate change proposal, the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation (CLEAN) Future Act:

"It's disappointing that the Democrats have – yet again – opted for politics over progress. If Democrats were serious about getting something done on climate change, they would seek to make law instead of engaging in partisan messaging exercises. Their climate bill is being developed without a single Republican member being involved. Republicans could have stood next to...

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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.