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)

February 9, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a framework for a comprehensive energy package to advance its Architecture of Abundance agenda this Congress.

February 9, 2015 | Fact Sheet

It has been over 6 years since backers of the Keystone XL pipeline first submitted an application to the U.S. State Department on September 19, 2008.

The State Department has conducted five reviews, encompassing over 22,000 pages, which show the Keystone XL pipeline is in the best interest for our economy and the environment.

February 6, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of February 9. The committee will review the fragmented federal efforts related to serious mental illness, discuss the upcoming implementation of ICD-10, review the DOE budget with Secretary Moniz, and vote on six bipartisan bills.  

February 4, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Energy Budget.” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will be the sole witness.

January 30, 2015 | Blog Post

The month of January is traditionally a time for new beginnings and resolutions, and America’s New Congress wasted no time in getting to work to keep its promises to the American people.