Energy and Power Subcommittee to Examine President’s Climate Plan in Mid-September

August 22, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today announced it will hold a hearing next month to examine the administration’s current and planned climate change activities, including the actions identified in the President’s Climate Action Plan. The hearing, entitled “The Obama Administration’s Climate Change Policies and Activities,” will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

On August 6, 2013, the subcommittee sent requests to 13 federal agencies seeking witnesses to testify at the hearing. In the letter to each of the agencies, Chairman Whitfield wrote, “At the hearing, we seek to hear from relevant Federal agencies about U.S. climate change policies and the administration’s second term climate agenda, and to obtain fuller information regarding the Federal government’s past, current, and planned domestic and international activities, climate research programs, initiatives, and new regulatory requirements.” He also requested that the agencies provide specific information relating to various aspects of climate change activities in the submitted testimony from each agency.

The subcommittee requested testimony from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Export-Import Bank of the U.S., the Office of Science and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional hearing details, a list of witnesses, as well as the Majority Memorandum will be available here as they are posted.