WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today approved H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, by a bipartisan vote of 31 to 19. Authored by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep.
The United States and Canada share a small but critical electricity relationship, which offers numerous benefits to consumers in both countries. This integrated power grid allows the U.S. and Canada to pool energy resources, which leads to enhanced reliability and greater access to clean and affordable electricity supplies for consumers and businesses on both sides of the border. H.R.
Thanks to private sector advancements in innovation and technology, North America’s energy renaissance is well underway and has yielded enormous economic and security benefits. However, antiquated regulatory policies and red tape are blocking the construction of an integrated infrastructure system that is needed to transport the continent’s growing energy supplies.
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 3 PM , the committee will host thought leaders in the first public discussion regarding the state of biomedical innovation in the United States and what else can be done to accelerate the process of bringing new treatments and cures to patients. Participants will include:
“Next week we will continue our efforts to modernize government for the innovation era as we consider a package of bills to address emerging challenges and opportunities,” said committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI).