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)

April 15, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –The House Energy and Commerce Committee today advanced two critical pieces of bipartisan legislation protecting jobs and the environment.

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April 14, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), today held a hearing to examine a draft of the Ratepayer Protection Act.

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April 10, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and markup schedule for the week of April 13. Members will review draft bills to protect affordable energy, improve chemical safety, and stop abusive patent practices and will also discuss post-acute health care delivery in Medicare.

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April 8, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “EPA’s Proposed 111(d) Rule for Existing Power Plants, and H.R. __, the Ratepayer Protection Act.”

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April 1, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: There are significant concerns about the consequences of the proposed rule, and I write specifically to request additional information relating to this rulemaking.

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