#SubEnergyPower and #SubCommTech to consider pro-consumer, pro-manufacturer legislation
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of January 11.
On Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a legislative hearing on “H.R. _____, the EPS Improvement Act of 2016.” This pro-consumer, pro-manufacturer legislation, introduced by committee member Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), would exempt certain lighting technologies from the definition of “External Power Supplies” (EPS) included in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) EPS efficiency standard, which was finalized in 2014. Relief is necessary as the requirements of DOE’s final rule go into effect in February of 2016. The Majority Memorandum, a witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.
Also on Tuesday, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a legislative hearing on four bills focusing on protecting consumers and small businesses. The subcommittee continues to advance legislation on behalf of consumers that promotes economic growth. The bills to be discussed are:
- H.R. 1301, the Amateur Radio Parity Act
- H.R. 2666, the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act
- H.R. 2669, the Anti-Spoofing Act
- H.R. ____, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act
More information on the bills can be found here.
The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
2322 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Hearing on “H.R. _____, the EPS Improvement Act of 2016”
2123 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Hearing on “A Legislative Hearing on Four Communications Bills”