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 3, 2014 | Press Release

The U.S. State Department last Friday finally released its final environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline, which confirmed the landmark jobs and energy project was safe and would not significantly impact the environment.

January 31, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today responded to the U.S. State Department’s release of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline application, which includes the proposed reroute through Nebraska.

January 28, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: I respectfully request an update on the rulemaking for Section 23, including the anticipated date for issuance of the final regulations associated with Section 23. I share President Obama’s stated commitment to modernizing the nation’s regulatory process and removing unnecessary regulatory roadblocks.

January 28, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved two bipartisan bills as part of its ongoing pursuit of an all-of-the-above energy strategy. H.R. 2126, the Better Buildings Act, advanced by voice vote and H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, passed by a vote of 29 to 19.

January 27, 2014 | Blog Post

Over the weekend, Senior White House Advisor Dan Pfeiffer previewed President Obama’s State of the Union remarks, stating the president Tuesday will “lay out a set of real, concrete proposals to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class, and empower all who hope to join in it.