Energy and Power

Chairman:  Ed Whitfield (KY-01)
Jurisdiction: 
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.

Members

Republicans

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)

Democrats

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)

July 2, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Committee on Energy and Commerce today announced its hearing schedule for the week of July 6.

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June 30, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee members today sent a letter to the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) budget development process and fee collection

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June 30, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: In February 2015, the NRC staff reported that the agency received feedback from stakeholders stating that the NRC's process for setting fees is "opaque and difficult to understand." The staff recommended that the NRC take actions to improve transparency and simplify how it calculates and accounts for fees, and improve thetimeliness of when the NRC communicates fee changes. 

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June 29, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule.

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June 25, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent two letters relating to pipeline safety oversight.

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