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E&C Announces Energy Hearing on Offshore Wind

Oct 14, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) announced today that the Energy Subcommittee will hold a hearing on offshore wind on Thursday, October 21, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Offshore Wind, Onshore Benefits: Growing the Domestic Wind Energy Industry.” 

“Offshore wind is an increasingly important and fast-growing industry with enormous potential to help us achieve our climate and clean energy goals. The fact that it offers tens of thousands of new, good paying, homegrown energy and manufacturing jobs makes it all the more crucial and worthy of our support,” said Pallone and Rush. “Congress has a central role to play in ensuring that consumers and the environment benefit from this budding industry. We look forward to hearing from expert witnesses about how the federal government can help offshore wind prosper to the advantage of all Americans.”

This will be a hybrid hearing that includes both in-person and remote member attendance via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the hearing via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

The Committee strongly recommends that members of the media view the proceedings remotely. The Capitol and House Office Buildings currently have restricted access. Seating in the Committee room for credentialed media is very limited. Media must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20.  

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum, electronic copies of the legislation, and a link to the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.