Skip to main content

Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change (116th Congress)

E&C GOP Push to Stop Energy Supply Chain Threats


Washington, DC – At last week’s Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing, E&C Republicans stressed the importance of unleashing energy innovation to help reduce emissions, and grow our domestic energy supply chain in environmentally-friendly sources like nuclear power, renewables, and natural gas. Subcommittee members also highlighted security risks posed by rushing to renewable energy sources given their dependence on Chinese rare-earth minerals.

Read more from Inside EPA.

Inside EPA

GOP Raises Renewables’ Chinese Supply Chains As Barrier to Transition

September 21, 2020

House Republicans say the renewable energy sector’s dependence on rare-earth minerals...

In the News

Walden Talks Wildfire Recovery and Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Energy Solutions at Subcommittee Hearing


Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) delivered remarks at an Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee legislative hearing entitled, "Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Opportunities for an Equitable, Low-Carbon Recovery."

As Prepared for Delivery

Today’s hearing comes as my home state of Oregon and much of the west reels from devastating wildfires. In Oregon over 40,000 people are displaced, lives have been lost, thousands of homes have been destroyed, and an area the size of Rhode Island has...

Press Release

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...

Press Release