Energy and Commerce Committee

Energy


Chairman Walden Shares Agency Responses to Cut Down on Administrative Waste

10.18.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – In February of 2017, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) sent letters to the Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting information on studies and/or efforts to identify and eliminate administrative waste within the agencies.

The committee request was spurred by a Washington Post report from 2016 that revealed the Department of Defense was sitting on an analysis of back office expenditures that could have resulted in savings of $125...

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Letters to DOC, DOE, EPA, and HHS Promoting Cost-Saving Practices Across the Federal Government

10.18.2017

Excerpt: "I write today to share the responses from the other agencies sent to the Committee in response to the February letter. I hope by sharing ideas and initiatives from other departments and agencies that this will be helpful to your department's efforts to reduce administrative waste and achieve significant budget savings."

To read the letter to the Department of Commerce, click here. 

To read the letter to the Department of Energy, click here. 

To read the letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, click here.

To read the letter to...

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DOE Secretary Perry Testifies Before #SubEnergy

10.12.2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), today held a hearing examining Department...

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National Energy Policy, energy infrastructure and security, energy related Agencies and Commissions, all laws, programs, and government activities affecting energy matters. National Energy Policy focuses on fossil energy; renewable energy; nuclear energy; energy conservation, utility issues, including but not limited to interstate energy compacts; energy generation, marketing, reliability, transmission, siting, exploration, production, efficiency, cybersecurity, and ratemaking for all generated power. Energy infrastructure and security focuses on pipelines, the strategic petroleum reserve, nuclear facilities, and cybersecurity for our nation’s grid. Our jurisdiction also includes all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security. Agencies and Commissions in our jurisdiction include: The US Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission;  and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.