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E&C Announces Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Nuclear Regulatory Commission Oversight

Jul 7, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the two subcommittees will hold a joint hearing on oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Wednesday, July 14, at 11:30 a.m. (EDT) in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. It is entitled, “Keeping Us Safe and Secure: Oversight of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.”

“Nuclear power is part of our effort to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and decarbonize our economy, but we must ensure that it remains safe and secure,” said the three Committee leaders. “We look forward to discussing these and other issues with the commissioners as we conduct oversight of the NRC and consider how Congress can move forward to ensure safe nuclear power.”

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 Tuesday, July 13th.  

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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.