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NEXT WEEK: #SubEnergy to Kick-Off ‘DOE Modernization’ Hearing Series


WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today announced a hearing for Tuesday, January 9, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “DOE Modernization: Advancing DOE’s Mission for National, Economic, and Energy Security of the United States.”

Building upon the recent hearing with the Secretary of Energy that examined the Department of Energy’s management and mission priorities, next week’s hearing begins the committee’s ‘DOE Modernization’ series in which members will explore what is necessary to ensure effective execution of the DOE’s core national, economic, and energy security missions.

Next week, top agency officials as well as a distinguished second panel of scientists and policy professionals will testify about opportunities to unleash the full potential of DOE’s scientific, engineering, and technological capabilities to meet the nation’s security and national energy policy needs.

“The nation’s energy landscape has changed dramatically since the Department of Energy was created in the 1970s amid energy scarcity and global market turmoil,” said #SubEnergy Chairman Upton. “It’s time we flip-the-script on the department and ensure its mission can meet 21st Century challenges – from its continuing nuclear security responsibilities to the geopolitical benefits of energy abundance to the emerging threats of the cyber age. I’m looking forward to next week’s hearing as the committee continues to examine ways to modernize DOE through mission alignment and appropriate authorizations.”

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, witness testimony, and a live webcast will be available here.


Energy (115th Congress)
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