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Energy and Commerce Leading the Way on Infrastructure


03.13.18

The Energy and Commerce Committee has been hard at work this Congress advancing legislation to modernize the nation’s energy infrastructure for the 21st century. To date, 24 #SubEnergy and #SubEnvironment bills have passed the House of Representatives and several more have passed the full committee. The committee has held 47 infrastructure-related hearings and on January 30, 2018, #SubCommTech reviewed 25 broadband infrastructure bills.

EE News today discussed six Energy and Commerce Committee bills, stating, “Many of the energy and environmental changes being pushed for a high-priority infrastructure deal sought by the White House and Republicans are already working their way through Congress. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) has pointed to two dozen bills backed by his committee as potential candidates for inclusion of the infrastructure measure.”  

The bills included in the article are:

To learn more about the committee’s work on infrastructure, click HERE.

6 energy and enviro bills in line for infrastructure package

Many of the energy and environmental changes being pushed for a high-priority infrastructure deal sought by the White House and Republicans are already working their way through Congress.

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has pointed to two dozen bills backed by his committee as potential candidates for inclusion of the infrastructure measure.

Those run the gamut from contentious nuclear waste legislation and regulatory rollbacks to more bipartisan bills that offer grants for rebuilding water systems and cleaning up former industrial sites.

Lawmakers have yet to settle on a strategy or timeline for moving the infrastructure bills, with many increasingly doubtful about the prospects in an election year.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said last week to expect the House to move five or six bills, including on water infrastructure and regulatory reforms, rather than the single, massive package touted by the White House.

Read the full article online HERE.

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