Chairs Rodgers, Duncan Announce Hearing on FY 2024 DOE Budget
Washington, D.C. — On behalf of the Energy, Climate, & Grid Security Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC) today announced a hearing titled “The Fiscal Year 2024 Department of Energy Budget.”
Chairs Rodgers and Duncan released the following statement:
“The Department of Energy (DOE) has long served America’s critical national and energy security interests. It maintains the nation’s nuclear stockpile, advances world class national security and engineering goals through the national laboratories, and nurtures the supply of American energy. The Democrats’ reckless spending spree has allocated billions of taxpayer dollars for DOE to implement President Biden’s rush-to-green agenda, which is forcing higher energy costs on Americans, making the U.S. more reliant on China, and distracting from the agency’s congressionally-mandated mission of advancing our nation’s energy security and leadership. Secretary Granholm, who has been at the helm of implementing this radical agenda, needs to answer to Americans whose lives have been made worse while she’s praising China—a country with some of the worst environmental and labor standards in the world. We’ll demand answers from her on how we can reverse this damage and flip the switch on domestic production of cleaner oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydropower, and other sources, which is the best way to bring down costs and reduce emissions.”
Note: Energy and Commerce Republicans sent a letter in March demanding Secretary Granholm appear before the committee to explain her recent pro-China comments. They wrote, “We are deeply troubled by your recent public comments praising China for its supposed efforts to address climate change risks, as they raise serious questions about your judgment and priorities as Secretary of Energy.”
CLICK HERE to read the full letter.
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, & Grid Security hearing titled “The Fiscal Year 2024 Department of Energy Budget.”
WHAT: Energy, Climate, & Grid Security Subcommittee hearing on the DOE’s fiscal year 2024 budget
DATE: Thursday, May 11, 2023
TIME: 2:00 PM ET
LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/. If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson at Kaitlyn.Peterson@mail.house.gov. If you have any press-related questions, please contact Sean Kelly at Sean.Kelly@mail.house.gov.