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E&C Members Selected to Help Lead House Effort to Finalize Comprehensive Energy Bill with Senate

May 26, 2016
Multi-Year Effort Gaining Steam to Update Nation’s Energy Laws to Reflect New Era of Abundance

WASHINGTON, DC – As momentum builds in the multi-year effort to deliver policies that say #Yes2Energy, the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to officially go to Conference with the Senate on the first comprehensive energy package in nearly ten years. Following the vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today appointed full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and twelve additional Energy and Commerce Committee Republican members to help lead House negotiators in finalizing a compromise comprehensive energy bill with the Senate.

Committee conferees include:

  • Chairman Fred Upton
  • Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY)
  • Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL)
  • Chairman Emeritus Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)
  • Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH)
  • Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Energy and Power Vice Chairman Pete Olson (R-TX)
  • Rep. David McKinley (R-WV)
  • Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS)
  • Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA)
  • Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH)
  • Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)
  • Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)

Chairman Upton commented, “The script has been flipped on our energy abundance, and it’s about time our policies caught up. While we’ve got our work cut out for us, conferencing with the Senate marks an important milestone. This effort is about jobs. It’s about keeping energy affordable. It’s about boosting our energy security, here and across the globe. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate and my friends across the aisle to enact meaningful reforms that truly make a difference for folks in Michigan and across the country.”

Included in the House amendment to S. 2012 were several committee provisions that have already passed the House, including:

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