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E&C Announces Energy Subcommittee Hearing on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Oversight

Jul 20, 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 an oversight hearing on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Tuesday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. It is entitled, “The Changing Energy Landscape: Oversight of FERC.”

“FERC plays a crucial role in overseeing the transition to a safe, affordable, and clean energy future,” said Pallone and Rush. “We are eager to dive into the details of that transition with the Commissioners next week. We look forward to discussing how FERC is facilitating electricity transmission across the country, and what is being done to regulate natural gas pipelines to better protect landowners. We also want to know how we can work together to improve and ensure the reliability of our power system, and what we can do to center environmental justice and public participation in our approach.”

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 Monday, July 26th.  

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Information for this hearing, including the Committee Memorandum and a link to the live webcast, will be posted HERE as it becomes available.