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)

May 18, 2015 | Blog Post

Earlier this month Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) led a high-level bipartisan delegation from the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce to key energy and policy hubs overseas. With the U.S.

May 15, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Members of the House and Senate today sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on EPA to include input from small business representatives as the agency develops a model federal plan under the proposed Clean Power Plan.

May 15, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of May 18. The full committee will vote on the nonpartisan 21st Century Cures Act. Members will also continue work to build the Architecture of Abundance and conduct oversight of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic.

May 14, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Quadrennial Energy Review and related Discussion Drafts.” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will be the sole witness.

May 14, 2015 | Press Release

This week the Department of the Interior finally gave conditional approval to begin production of the vast energy resources in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. The approval of Shell’s exploration plan, following a finding of no significant environmental impact, marks a critical milestone in what has proved to be an exhaustive bureaucratic process spanning several years.

May 13, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy and Power today continued work on its Architecture of Abundance energy legislation with a review of “Discussion Drafts Addressing Hydropower Regulatory Modernization and FERC Process Coordination under the Natural Gas Act.” The drafts are part of the bill’s Title on Modernizing Infrastructure and seek to eliminate regulatory delays bl