About


Energy and Commerce Committee

The Committee on Energy and Commerce is the oldest standing legislative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and is vested with the broadest jurisdiction of any congressional authorizing committee.

The committee was originally established on December 14, 1795, as the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures when the growing demands of the young nation required that Congress establish a permanent panel to exercise its constitutional authority to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States.”

In 1819, the committee was renamed the Committee on Commerce in recognition that the committee’s jurisdiction had expanded beyond its original scope. The name changed again in 1891, becoming the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.  The committee assumed its present name in 1981 to emphasize its lead role in the nation’s energy policy.

Today, the committee has responsibility for matters including telecommunications, consumer protection, food and drug safety, public health and research, environmental quality, energy policy, and interstate and foreign commerce among others.

Energy & Commerce Committee Members

 

REPUBLICAN MEMBERS

Greg Walden (Oregon – 02) – Chairman

Joe Barton (Texas – 06) – Vice Chairman

Fred Upton (Michigan – 06)

John Shimkus (Illinois – 15)

Michael Burgess (Texas – 26)

Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee – 07)

Steve Scalise (Louisiana – 01)

Robert Latta (Ohio – 05)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Washington – 05)

Gregg Harper (Mississippi – 03)

Leonard Lance (New Jersey – 07)

Brett Guthrie (Kentucky – 02)

Pete Olson (Texas – 22)

David McKinley (West Virginia – 01)

Adam Kinzinger (Illinois – 16)

Morgan Griffith (Virginia – 09)

Gus Bilirakis (Florida – 12)

Bill Johnson (Ohio – 06)

Billy Long (Missouri – 07)

Larry Bucshon (Indiana – 08)

Bill Flores (Texas – 17)

Susan Brooks (Indiana – 05)

Markwayne Mullin (Oklahoma – 02)

Richard Hudson (North Carolina – 08)

Chris Collins (New York – 27)

Kevin Cramer (North Dakota – 00)

Tim Walberg (Michigan – 07)

Mimi Walters (California – 45)

Ryan Costello (Pennsylvania – 06)

Buddy Carter (Georgia – 01)

Jeff Duncan (South Carolina – 03)

DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS

Frank Pallone (New Jersey – 06) Ranking Member

Bobby Rush (Illinois – 01)

Anna Eshoo (California – 18)

Eliot Engel (New York – 16)

Gene Green (Texas – 29)

Diana DeGette (Colorado – 01)

Michael Doyle (Pennsylvania – 14)

Janice Schakowsky (Illinois – 09)

G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina – 01)

Doris Matsui (California – 06)

Kathy Castor (Florida – 14)

John Sarbanes (Maryland – 03)

Jerry McNerney (California – 09)

Peter Welch (Vermont – 00)

Ben Lujan (New Mexico – 03)

Paul Tonko (New York – 20)

Yvette Clarke (New York – 09)

David Loebsack (Iowa – 02)

Kurt Schrader (Oregon – 05)

Joseph Kennedy (Massachusetts – 04)

Tony Cárdenas (California – 29)

Raul Ruiz (California – 36)

Scott Peters (California – 52)

Debbie Dingell (Michigan – 12)