Energy and Commerce Committee


Chairman Walden Shares Agency Responses to Cut Down on Administrative Waste


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


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.

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DOE Secretary Perry Testifies Before #SubEnergy


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

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