Energy and Power

Chairman:  Ed Whitfield (KY-01)
National energy policy; fossil energy; renewable energy; nuclear energy; nuclear facilities; the Department of Energy; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; synthetic and alternative fuels; energy conservation; energy information; utility issues; interstate energy compacts; energy generation, marketing, reliability, transmission, siting, exploration, production, efficiency, cybersecurity, and ratemaking for all generated power; pipelines; the Clean Air Act and air emissions; all laws, programs, and government activities affecting energy matters, including all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.



Ed Whitfield (KY), Chairman
Pete Olson (TX), Vice Chairman
John Shimkus (IL)
Joseph R. Pitts (PA)
Bob Latta (OH)
Gregg Harper (MS)
David McKinley (WV)
Mike Pompeo (KS)
Adam Kinzinger (IL)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Bill Johnson (OH)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Bill Flores (TX)
Markwayne Mullin (OK)
Richard Hudson (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)


Bobby L. Rush (IL), Ranking Member
Jerry McNerney (CA)
Paul Tonko (NY)
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Gene Green (TX)
Lois Capps (CA)
Michael F. Doyle (PA)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Peter Welch (VT)
John Yarmuth (KY)
David Loebsack (IA)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

August 13, 2015 | ICYMI

For over six years the highly anticipated Keystone XL pipeline has been collecting dust at the State Department, and the White House’s quick comeback – “Talk to the State Department” – is getting old. Former president George W. Bush issued an executive order during his presidency requiring oil pipelines crossing U.S.

August 7, 2015 | ICYMI

At a time when states are working to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 ozone standards, the agency is seeking to move the goal post back by proposing even stricter regulations. These proposed regulations place undue burdens on states across the country and threaten local jobs and manufacturing.

August 4, 2015 | Blog Post

An Inside Look Through the Lens of the Energy and Commerce Committee from July 2015

August 4, 2015 | Fact Sheet

The Architecture of Abundance

Summary of Energy and Power Committee Print

Title I – Modernizing and Protecting Infrastructure

Promotes Natural Gas Pipeline Development:

August 3, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) issued the following statement after the Obama administration announced final rules to regulate carbon dioxide (C02) from new and existing power plants.

July 29, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Energy and Power Subcommittee Vice Chairman Pete Olson (R-TX) today sent a letter to White