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#SubEnergy to Examine 10 Energy Infrastructure Bills NEXT WEEK


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Energy, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today announced a hearing for Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Legislation Addressing Pipeline and Hydropower Infrastructure Modernization.”

Members of #SubEnergy will examine 10 bills to promote and modernize the nation’s hydropower and pipeline infrastructure. The bills under review were informed through testimony received at previous hearings before the Energy and Commerce Committee. In May, the subcommittee reviewed the federal licensing process and recommendations to improve coordination between government agencies, promote new infrastructure, and ensure consumers have access to reliable and affordable electricity generated from hydropower. In February, the subcommittee examined the state of America’s evolving energy infrastructure and barriers to innovation, modernization, and further job creation and economic growth.

“As our nation’s energy portfolio and production continues to change and expand, so too should our nation’s energy infrastructure,” said Chairman Upton. “Next week’s hearing provides us an opportunity to continue our work to modernize our energy infrastructure and improve siting, permitting, and coordination between government agencies in an effort to further innovation, job creation, and economic growth.”

The Majority Memorandum, witness list, and witness testimony will be available here as they are posted.


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