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Oversight and Investigations (117th Congress)

Leader Rodgers Renews Call for Investigation of COVID-19 Pandemic’s Origin


Statement Comes after WHO Director-General Calls for Further Investigation

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released a statement today applauding the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) for comments he recently made regarding the need for further investigations into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I applaud World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for recognizing the investigations into COVID-19's...

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Rodgers: America Needs a Diverse Energy Base To Ensure Grid Resiliency


Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers delivered opening remarks at Wednesday’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing about the need for a diverse and reliable energy base.

Excerpts and highlights from her prepared remarks:

“I want to express my sorrow to all the families and friends who lost loved ones during this terrible event.

“It’s my hope that we focus on solutions today so this tragedy never happens again—not just in Texas but other states with dangerous energy reliability problems too.”


“There should be a full...

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Griffith: We Must Address Energy Emergencies Across the Country-Not Just in Texas


Washington, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for the Oversight and Investigations Morgan Griffith delivered remarks in a subcommittee hearing on the need for proper planning, preparation, and weatherization of energy grids across the country, not just in Texas.

Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks:

“Thank you, Chairwoman DeGette, for holding this hearing on the challenges facing our power grid, both in Texas and nationally. I also want to thank the witnesses for taking the time to join us today, and I want to extend my condolences to...

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