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)

November 21, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement today that it would not issue a rule setting Renewable Fuel Standard targets for 2014:

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November 20, 2014 | ICYMI

Last summer fact checkers caught President Obama attempting to belittle the importance of the Keystone XL pipeline, busting him for using false and deflated jobs numbers. But it appears he didn’t learn his lesson.

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November 20, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to strengthen American manufacturing and create jobs by passing H.R. 4795, the Promoting New Manufacturing Act.

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November 20, 2014 | Blog Post

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote today on important legislation that will boost our country’s manufacturing base and create jobs. H.R.

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November 19, 2014 | Blog Post

Last week, President Obama announced he had cut a carbon deal with China that would require the U.S. to take drastic action to reduce emissions while asking little of China in return. While the U.S. would commit to new reductions by 2025, China’s President Xi Jinping did not commit to any emissions reductions and only pledged to try and cap emissions by 2030.

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