E&C Advances Five Bills to Secure America’s Energy Future and Freedom
In a Full Committee markup today, the Energy and Commerce Committee passed solutions that will secure our critical energy infrastructure, strengthen America’s nuclear energy industry, and protect people’s freedom of choice when it comes to their home appliances.
Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) on H.R. 1042, the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act:
“Nuclear is a key part of our energy mix and right now America is dangerously reliant upon Russia’s supply of nuclear fuels for our existing nuclear power plant fleet.
“My legislation—the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act—bans fuel imports from Russia and sends a strong signal to the market that will help restore American nuclear leadership and fuel infrastructure.”
Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC) on securing Americans’ access to affordable and reliable home appliances:
“Americans should be free to choose what cooking product they use in their homes and this bill ensures that.
“I urge my colleagues to support the legislation in front of us today which puts the American people first and prioritizes delivering affordable, reliable, and clean energy to all Americans.”
Legislative Vote Summary:
- H.R. 1160, the Critical Electric Infrastructure Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Act, sponsored by Reps. Tim Walberg and Kim Schrier, was reported favorably, as amended, to the House by a vote of 49-1.
- H.R. 3277, the Energy Emergency Leadership Act, sponsored by Reps. Tim Walberg and Lisa Blunt Rochester, was reported favorably, without amendment, to the House by a vote of 48-0.
- H.R. 1042, the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act, sponsored by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, was reported favorably, as amended, to the House by a vote of 29-21.
- H.R. 1640, the Save Our Gas Stoves Act, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Lesko, was reported favorably, without amendment, to the House by a vote of 31-18.
- H.R. 1615, the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act, sponsored by Rep. Kelly Armstrong, was reported favorably, without amendment, to the House by a vote of 29-19.