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Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change (117th Congress)


Leader McKinley Opening Remarks in Joint Subcommittee Hearing with Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners

07.14.2021

Washington, D.C. — In an Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee hearing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change Republican Leader David B. McKinley (R-WV) questioned the Left’s motives when it comes to nuclear energy.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

WHAT IS THE LEFT’S GOAL?

“Is the left trying to address climate change by reducing emissions or is it using climate change to eliminate nuclear and fossil fuels?

“If the left wants to address climate change, then it should embrace nuclear power and carbon capture.

“On nuclear...

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Leader Rodgers Opening Remarks in Joint Subcommittee Hearing with Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners

07.14.2021

Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered remarks in today’s joint Subcommittee on Energy and Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change hearing with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

DEEP ROOTS OF U.S. NUCLEAR ENERGY

“From clean, reliable power generation to industrial uses to medical diagnostics and treatment, nuclear technologies are helping America win the future.

“These benefits extend world-wide, thanks to long established American leadership.

“Sixty-seven years ago, Congress enacted the essential policies that continue to guide safe nuclear development for here at home and that we export abroad.

“The Atomic Energy Act sought to...

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Leader Rodgers Remarks at Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Markup

06.16.2021

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following remarks in today’s Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee markup on drinking water legislation and PFAS chemicals.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

“Some of the bills we are marking up today contain provisions I find appealing, and could support on their own. Unfortunately, there is also a lot that I cannot support in these bills in their current form.”

THREE TOP CONCERNS WITH THE MAJORITY’S AQUA ACT

“The first bill we are discussing today is...

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