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Energy and Commerce Committee

Environment and Climate Change


Leader Rodgers Statement on Speaker Pelosi’s Latest USICA Bill

01.25.2022

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement about Speaker Pelosi’s expansive, duplicative government spending that will not secure America’s global competitive edge against China.  

“Approaches like USICA or the America COMPETES Act — both massive expansions of government subsidies and federal control— are not how we beat China. From what I’ve seen so far in Speaker Pelosi’s bill, it’s another attempt to outspend the CCP with duplicative, multi-billion-dollar command and control programs that will diminish our global...

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Leader Rodgers Questions Sec. Granholm on Why Biden Administration is Making America Dependent on China

01.19.2022

Washington, D.C. — In a new letter, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) asks Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm why the Biden administration is endangering our national energy security, raising costs, and forcing America to be dependent on China’s supply chains. Leader Rodgers expressed her serious concerns that the Department of Energy (DOE) is not fulfilling its statutory obligations to ensure American energy reliability and security.

Key excerpts from Leader Rodger’s letter:

ON DOE’s STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS: “As Secretary of Energy, you are responsible...

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Democrats Need to Stand Up to Putin and Sanction Nord Stream 2

01.14.2022

BREAKING LAST NIGHT: 

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Environment and Climate Change

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All matters related to soil, air, noise and water contamination; emergency environmental response, both physical and cybersecurity. In particular, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over The Nuclear Waste Policy Act, The Clean Air Act, The Safe Drinking Water Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act – including Superfund and the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, The Solid Waste Disposal Act, The Toxic Substance Control Act and The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program. Under the Clean Air Act, this subcommittee deals with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for criteria pollutants; National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Standards; New Source Performance Standards (NSPS); Mobile Source Standards for vehicles, aircraft, fuels and fuel additives, including the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles. The subcommittee focuses on the regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes, including mining, nuclear, oil, gas, and coal combustion waste.