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Environment and Climate Change (116th Congress)

Walden Touts E&C Republicans’ Achievements in the 116th Congress


Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released a document detailing E&C Republicans’ legislative achievements in the 116th Congress. Walden released the following statement.

“Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans continued their work on behalf of the American people throughout the 116th Congress. Despite not controlling the House agenda, and the fact much of 2020 was focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we had dozens of bills signed into law. These measures will help expand broadband access by investing in broadband infrastructure, make crucial midband spectrum...

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EPA Continues to Deliver for U.S. Communities


As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, the EPA under President Trump has been hard at work delivering for communities across the nation. This month alone, the EPA has made significant strides to improve water resources, enhance air quality, promote innovation, and more.

The EPA recently announced its final decision to retain the existing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter set by the Obama-Biden Administration. In a letter to EPA Administrator Wheeler, led by Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee...


Walden, Upton, Shimkus Applaud DOE Critical Minerals Announcement


Washington, DC – 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) released the following statement on the Department of Energy (DOE)’s notice on guidance for applications for loan proposals on critical mineral projects.

“The COVID-19 pandemic showed how important our electric grid and other technologies are as Americans worked, learned, and received health care from their homes. And as we faced shortages for various supplies, we realized how important it...

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