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The Energy and Commcerce Committee kicked the week off with a strategic planning session to present ideas and policy goals across all six subcommittees. As the week progressed, the committee held hearings on a range of topics including the benefits of self-driving cars, how to modernize our nation’s energy infrastructure, and the need to revamp outdated environmental laws. Scroll down to view our best photos and videos of the week.

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Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Chris Collins (R-NY), Leonard Lanc(R-NJ), Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Brett

Guthrie (R-KY) flip through their E&C packets during Monday’s Strategic Planning Session.


Prior to the start of Tuesday’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing, Chairman Bob Latta

(R-OH) spoke about what audiences can expect #SubDCCP to explore this Congress. Click here to watch the video.


During a Tuesday press conference with Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-WI), and other members of House Leadership,

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) discussed how the House is working to repeal Obamacare and rebuild our health care system.


During his first #SubDCCP hearing, Chairman Latta listens in as new E&C member Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) asks questions of the

witnesses regarding the timeline for deployment of self-driving vehicles to market.


This week, the committee held two hearings to explore how to make American energy safe and  modernize outdated laws.


Ahead of Wednesday’s Energy Subcommittee hearing on modernizing the nation’s energy infrastructure, Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI)

and Richard Hudson (R-NC) chuckle before the gavel drops.


Witnesses from Thursday’s #SubEnvironment hearing listen to Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) as he taps the gavel to

begin the hearing.


Chairman Shimkus readies his notes and shares a laugh with Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) before the first

#SubEnvironment hearing of the year.


This week, Chairman Walden introduced a bill to protect patients with pre-existing conditions. “This is the first step toward

keeping our commitment to protecting vulnerable patients from being treated unfairly,” said Walden. Click here to learn why

this legislation is so important.

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