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Hearing on “Investing in America’s Energy Infrastructure: Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating a Diverse Workforce”

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:00am
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

​The Energy Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on Wednesday, April 10 at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building on a series of bills aimed at making Americans’ homes, buildings and energy infrastructure more efficient and cost-effective.


Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Energy

Opening Statement of Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery

Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chairman Rush as prepared for delivery





H.R. 1315, Blue Collar to Green Collar Jobs Development Act of 2019, To amend title II of the Department of Energy Organization Act to reauthorize an office within the Department of Energy, to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a comprehensive, nationwide energy- related industries jobs program, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 2019, Smart Energy and Water Efficiency Act of 2019, To provide for a smart water resource management pilot program.

H.R. 2041, Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act, To reauthorize the weatherization assistance program, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2043, Home Owner Managing Energy Savings (HOMES) Act of 2019, To provide for the establishment of a Home Energy Savings Retrofit Rebate Program, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 2044, Smart Building Acceleration Act, To accelerate smart building development, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 2114, Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2019, To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide Federal financial assistance to States to implement, review, and revise State energy security plans, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 2119, To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize grants for improving the energy efficiency of public buildings, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 2088, To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.



The Honorable Daniel R. Simmons
Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Department of Energy


The Honorable James E. Campos
Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
Department of Energy