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Committee Releases Framework to Build the Architecture of Abundance

Feb 9, 2015

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. The committee is preparing a series of discussion drafts to address four key policy areas: modernizing infrastructure, a 21st century energy workforce, energy diplomacy, and efficiency and accountability. The committee plans to advance the discussion drafts through the committee’s legislative process in the coming months with the goal of bringing a solutions-focused energy package to the House floor later this year.  

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) said, "Our energy realities have changed dramatically – we’ve gone from bust to boom practically overnight. Today’s energy policies are lagging far behind, and are better suited for the gas lines in the 1970s than this new era of abundance. We need policies that meet today’s needs and are focused on the future, and that starts with building the Architecture of Abundance. By modernizing our infrastructure, empowering a 21st Century energy workforce, strengthening our energy diplomacy, and promoting more efficiency and accountability, we can lay the foundation for a forward-looking national energy strategy that truly embraces our energy abundance and its boundless benefits. Most importantly, saying yes to energy will create jobs, keep costs down for all Americans, and boost our energy security."

To view the committee’s Architecture of Abundance framework, click HERE.