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53 members

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

R

Washington – District 5

Michael Burgess

R

Texas – District 26

Bob Latta

R

Ohio – District 5

Brett Guthrie

R

Kentucky – District 2

Morgan Griffith

R

Virginia – District 9

Gus Bilirakis

R

Florida – District 12

Bill Johnson

R

Ohio – District 6

Larry Bucshon

R

Indiana – District 8

Richard Hudson

R

North Carolina – District 8

Tim Walberg

R

Michigan – District 7

Buddy Carter

R

Georgia – District 1

Jeff Duncan

R

South Carolina – District 3

Gary Palmer

R

Alabama – District 6

Neal Dunn, M.D.

R

Florida – District 2

John Curtis

R

Utah – District 3

Debbie Lesko

R

Arizona – District 8

Greg Pence

R

Indiana – District 6

Dan Crenshaw

R

Texas – District 2

John Joyce

R

Pennsylvania – District 13

Kelly Armstrong

R

North Dakota - At Large

Randy Weber

R

Texas – District 14

Rick Allen

R

Georgia – District 12

Troy Balderson

R

Ohio – District 12

Russ Fulcher

R

Idaho – District 1

August Pfluger

R

Texas – District 11

Diana Harshbarger

R

Tennessee – District 1

Mariannette Miller-Meeks

R

Iowa – District 1

Kat Cammack

R

Florida – District 3

Jay Obernolte

R

California – District 23

Frank Pallone

D

New Jersey – District 6

Anna Eshoo

D

California – District 18

Diana DeGette

D

Colorado – District 1

Jan Schakowsky

D

Illinois – District 9

Doris Matsui

D

California – District 7

Kathy Castor

D

Florida – District 14

John Sarbanes

D

Maryland – District 3

Paul Tonko

D

New York – District 20

Yvette Clarke

D

New York – District 9

Tony Cardenas

D

California – District 29

Raul Ruiz

D

California – District 25

Scott Peters

D

California – District 50

Debbie Dingell

D

Michigan – District 6

Marc Veasey

D

Texas – District 33

Ann Kuster

D

New Hampshire – District 2

Robin Kelly

D

Illinois – District 2

Nanette Barragán

D

California – District 44

Lisa Blunt Rochester

D

Delaware

Darren Soto

D

Florida – District 9

Angie Craig

D

Minnesota – District 2

Angie Craig

D

Minnesota – District 2

Kim Schrier

D

Washington – District 8

Lori Trahan

D

Massachusetts – District 3

Lizzie Fletcher

D

Texas – District 7

News & Announcements


Jan 31, 2023
Press Release

Chair Rodgers Convenes the Energy and Commerce Committee for the 118th Congress

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) held the Committee’s organizing meeting today, its first meeting in the 118th Congress.  Below are highlights and excerpts of her remarks:  “Welcome everyone to the Energy and Commerce Committee’s first meeting of the 118th Congress.  “Today we will welcome our newest members and we will vote on our rules and organize our subcommittee assignments.”  THE PROMISE OF AMERICA  “For 227 years, the Energy and Commerce Committee has been at the forefront of the most important issues before us as a nation.  “It’s the oldest committee in Congress. It was here at the beginning for the very first hopes and dreams in the Promise of America where we have lifted more people out of poverty and led the world in raising the standard of living through free markets and individual liberty.  “Millions of Americans are depending on us to tackle today’s greatest challenges so they have the opportunity for a brighter future.  “Like families who struggle to afford their gas, grocery, doctors, and electricity bills...  “Young people in danger of dying from a fentanyl poisoning;  “Parents telling Big Tech to stop manipulating and harming our kids;  “Parents who want accountability for school closures that hurt our children’s mental health and well-being  “The person with a disability like my son Cole who dreams of a life full of possibilities;  “Patients who are searching for a cure;  “The next generation of thinkers and doers who want to create new things to challenge our broken institutions and broken systems.  “So many in America are in need of hope and healing and all of us are eager to begin the people’s work.  “We will honor E&C’s rich history of plowing the hard ground to legislate, deliver results, and help make people’s lives better.”  TRUST IS KEY  “Of course, it isn’t just what you do, it is how you do it.  “Trust is key. It’s where the magic happens. It’s foundational to everything we do.  “Where trust has been broken, we will work hard to rebuild it.  “Restoring accountability will begin with robust oversight. Oversight is fundamental and we must provide that oversight of the Biden administration and the agencies in our jurisdiction.  “This will inform how we legislate and fulfill our Article I responsibilities.  “We will be exercising Energy and Commerce’s authorizing authority to bring accountability and congressional direction to agencies like the CDC, NIH, the FTC, and FERC, that have become disconnected so often from their core mission.”  BUILDING BIPARTISAN TRUST  “Trust is also foundational to relationships here.  “Ranking Member Pallone, I’m grateful for the trust we’ve built to honor the committee’s strong bipartisan history.  “In the last Congress, we moved a national data privacy standard further than anyone ever had.  “In addition, our mental health package passed the House with more than 400 votes and was signed into law with several other significant bipartisan accomplishments.  “I want us to keep building on this work, move more across the finish line, and keep the pressure on the Senate to act.  “Finally, I look forward to the opportunities ahead to engage in the battle of ideas.  “I believe E&C must lead by a different example than the broken institutions and systems—like the media, our universities, Big Tech, and the government—that are shutting down the freedom to debate.  “Listening and welcoming ideas is how we drive better outcomes.”  WE THE PEOPLE  “I think about America’s origin story, the story that began with ‘We, the People.’  “Our start wasn’t about any specific individual or position of power or political party.  “It was about all of us—searching for a more perfect union.  “We fought a civil war, passed a Constitutional amendment to give women the right to vote, defended freedom during two world wars, the civil rights movement, and we will continue our search of a more perfect union today.  “None of us are perfect. Our founders certainly weren’t perfect.  “And this search that continues is much bigger than any one of us.  “Together, we can lead the way to inspire people to again believe in the promise of America and remind them that American leadership for free speech, free markets, and individual liberty matters.  “It matters not just for improving people’s lives and raising the standard of living here at home but showing people around the world that there is a better path than the oppressive, authoritarian approaches like the Chinese Communist Party.  “So, I look forward to working with all our members in the many days ahead.”  INTRODUCING OUR NEW MEMBERS  “I now have the honor of introducing our nine new members of Energy and Commerce.  “First, we have Congressman Randy Weber from Texas’s 14th District.  “He brings strong energy expertise to our committee.  “He knows the priorities of small business owners across the country because he built his own business, Weber Air and Heat, from the ground up.  “As a former cheerleader, I’m told Congressman Weber will bring even more pep to the oldest committee in Congress.  “Next, we welcome Congressman Rick Allen from Georgia’s 12th District.  “He started his own construction business at 25 years old.  “This year, he will soon celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife, Robin. They have 14 grandchildren.  “He’s never without a Masters tie. Georgia’s 12th is also home to the Masters Tournament.  “Please welcome Congressman Troy Balderson from Ohio’s 12th District.  “Before public service, he worked on the family farm and ran the service department for his family-owned small business.  “He was also a fierce multi-day mountain bike competitor.  “Welcome Troy, and may I say, ‘Go Bucks!’  “Congressman Russ Fulcher joins us from Idaho’s 1st District.  “His district neighbors mine, so we’ll agree to disagree on who grows the better potatoes.  “He spent 24 years in the high-technology industry and 10 years in the Idaho Senate, where he passed the largest tax cut in Idaho’s history.  “We’re proud and grateful for Russ. He beat cancer in 2021.  “I am pleased to now recognize the 2022 Congressional baseball game’s MVP, Congressman August Pfluger from Texas’s 11 District.  “He graduated from the Air Force Academy, he served twenty years as a decorated fighter pilot.  “He’s a dad of three girls.  “Thank you for your service, Congressman Pfluger. We value your expertise on why unleashing American energy in places like Midland, Texas, is vital to our national security.  “Now we have Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger from Tennessee’s 1st District.  “I’m excited for her to join us and watch out Buddy, we have another pharmacist on the dais.  “She is also a mom and grandmother to 2 boys.  “Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks from Iowa’s 1st District.  “She’s a doctor and brings important public health expertise to E&C.  “She served for 24 years as a private, nurse, and doctor in the Army.  “This year’s Army-Navy game was a heart breaker for my family but not for Mariannette’s with Army squeaking it out in over time. Maybe next year!  “Thank you for your service, Congresswoman Miller-Meeks.  “Please welcome Congresswoman Kat Cammack from Florida’s 3rd District.  “Kat is a strong voice for the hardworking people of this country and their families, including farmers, small business owners, and first responders.  “Kat grew up on a cattle ranch and fun fact, was a rodeo queen in high school.  “Last, but not least, we have Congressman Jay Obernolte from California’s 23rd District.  “Congressman Obernolte’s background is in innovation, business, and video game development.  “His two sons must think that is very cool!  “In addition, Congressman Jay Obernolte served in the California State legislature and as Mayor of the City of Big Bear Lake.  “Again, welcome all our new members! We’re excited to have you on the team.  “I know you will make the biggest impact possible for those you serve on the best committee in Congress.” 



Chairs Rodgers, Duncan, & Johnson Notice Joint Legislative Hearing on Unleashing American Energy

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Energy, Climate, & Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials Subcommittee Chair Bill Johnson (R-OH) today noticed a joint legislative hearing to discuss solutions to restore American energy dominance.  “A key responsibility for Energy and Commerce is to help pave the way to unleashing American energy sources and technologies of all kinds—from hydropower, nuclear, fossil energy, hydrogen, to wind, solar, and batteries. Republicans believe that every energy technology and source has a role to play, and our solutions, which are both energy and climate solutions, reflect that. We look forward to our first legislative hearing this Congress to discuss how to lower costs, strengthen our supply chains, reduce emissions, and restore American energy dominance.”  This joint legislative hearing is titled “Unleashing American Energy, Lowering Energy Costs, and Strengthening Supply Chains.”   WHAT : A legislative hearing to discuss legislation to restore American energy dominance.   DATE: Tuesday, February, 7, 2023  TIME: 10:00 AM ET  LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building  WITNESSES: Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only.  This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press, and will be livestreamed online at https://energycommerce.house.gov/ . If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Kaitlyn Peterson with the Committee staff at Kaitlyn.Peterson@mail.house.gov.  Legislation to be considered:  H.R. 150 , the “ Protecting American Energy Production Act.”   H.R. 484 , the “Natural Gas Tax Repeal Act.”   H.R.__ , the “Promoting Cross-border Energy Infrastructure Act.”   H.Con.Res.__ , Expressing disapproval of the revocation by President Biden of the Presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline .  H.R.__ , the “ Promoting Interagency Coordination for Review of Natural Gas Pipelines Act .”  H.R. 647 , the “Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2023.”   H.R. __ , the “Securing America’s Critical Minerals Supply Act.”   H.R. __ , the “Critical Electric Infrastructure Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Act.”   H.R. __ , To require the Secretary of Energy to direct the National Petroleum Council to issue a report with respect to petrochemical refineries in the United States, and for other purposes .  H.R.__ , To amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the phase out of gasoline and prevent higher prices for consumers and for other purposes .  H.Con.Res. __ , Expressing the sense of Congress that the Federal Government should not impose any restrictions on the export of crude oil or other petroleum products .  H.R. __ , To repeal section 134 of the Clean Air Act, relating to the greenhouse gas reduction fund .  H.R. __ , To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to waive application of certain requirements, sanctions, or fees, with respect to processing or refining of critical energy resources at a critical energy resource facility, and for other purposes .  H.R. __ , To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act with respect to critical energy resources, and for other purposes .  H.R. __ , To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to treat the owner or operator of a critical energy resource facility as having been issued an interim permit for the treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous waste, and for other purposes .  H.R. __ , To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to authorize the use of flexible air permitting with respect to certain critical energy resource facilities, and for other purposes .  H.R. __ , To prohibit the importation into the United States of unirradiated low-enriched uranium that is produced in the Russian Federation, and for other purposes . 



Jan 31, 2023
Hearings

Chair Rodgers Opening Remarks at E&C’s First Full Committee Hearing on Restoring American Energy Dominance

Washington, D.C. —  House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the following opening remarks today at the first Energy and Commerce hearing of the 118th Congress on flipping the switch and unleashing American energy. Excerpts and highlights from below: “Welcome to our first Energy and Commerce Committee hearing of the 118th Congress, especially to our new subcommittee chairs, Jeff Duncan, who’s our new Chair of the Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee and Bill Johnson, who’ll Chair the Environment, Manufacturing, & Critical Materials Subcommittee. RESTORING AMERICAN ENERGY DOMINANCE   “Energy is foundational to every aspect of Americans’ lives.  “Whether it’s making energy more affordable and reliable, securing our supply chains, beating China, protecting the environment, addressing climate change, or putting energy security back at the center of policymaking.  “These should be bipartisan goals and we’ve already proven they can be over the last few weeks.  “One of our actions on the floor was passing H.R. 22, the Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act, which passed with 113 Democrats voting for it.   “And last week, we passed H.R. 21, the Strategic Production Response Act, in another bipartisan vote to help ensure a vital energy asset isn’t drained for non-emergency, political purposes.”   UNLEASHING AMERICAN ENERGY AGENDA   “These are just the beginning of a robust agenda to restore American energy dominance.  “We need to be doing more to secure and unleash American energy.   “‘Rush to green’ policies have had a devasting effect in Europe, countries are rationing energy, switching back to coal fired plants, and people are dying due to lack of heat and electricity.   “America doesn’t have to follow Europe down this path.   “Addressing emissions and unleashing abundant, affordable, and reliable energy aren’t mutually exclusive.  “In the last decade, we’ve led the world in emissions reductions while increasing the availability of affordable energy through innovation.   “We did this while maintaining some of the highest environmental and labor standards in the world.   “We must continue innovating, taking advantage of our abundant natural resources, and reducing emissions.  “Natural gas is one of our greatest economic and strategic resources. We cannot afford to shut it down.  “Instead, we must expand production and continue building pipelines, the safest, most reliable infrastructure to move it around the country, and increase our capacity to export LNG to the rest of the world to reduce carbon emissions and combat Russia and China’s use of energy to expand their authoritarian influence.  “We also have an opportunity to achieve a new renaissance in American nuclear technology and once again lead the world in its development and deployment but to be successful we need to rethink our restrictive regulatory approach and combat the anti-science opposition to expanding nuclear energy.  “We need to review the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s procedures and practices, to be sure it can efficiently license new and advanced reactors.  “Thankfully we are close to finishing the Vogtle Plant in Georgia, but one new nuclear plant isn’t enough.  “Ensuring safe nuclear power is essential for ensuring American energy, and also for protecting the environment and addressing climate change and we can do this without inefficient, burdensome regulations. Safety cannot be an excuse for doing nothing.   “To reestablish American nuclear leadership globally, we need to approve and build new, advanced reactors, establish a permanent spent fuel repository, while exploring the potential for fuel recycling, and establish a reliable domestic fuel industry that supplies and enriches uranium and reduces our reliance on Russia.”   ALL THE ABOVE INNOVATIONS   “Across the board, we need to update the regulatory landscape to pave the way for energy sources and technologies of all kinds: hydropower, nuclear, natural gas and oil, hydrogen, along with wind, solar, and batteries.   “Republicans support all of these technologies, but we do not support picking winners and losers through massive subsidies and rigging regulations to favor certain industries.   “Our energy solutions are climate solutions. We have a responsibility to our generation and future generations for cleaner water, air, and reduced emissions.  “Every energy technology and source has a role to play but we need to be able to ensure that we are not becoming entirely dependent on unreliable, intermittent energy sources that rely on Chinese supply chains.  “It’s time to flip the switch and unleash American energy and this committee is at the very center of securing our global leadership and making people's lives better.   “I want to work with everyone, Republicans and Democrats, to achieve these goals.   “These can’t continue to be partisan issues, and my door is open to every Member of this Committee who wants to lead on unleashing American energy.”  


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