Energy and Commerce Committee


DOE Modernization


Department of Energy Modernization
The nation's energy landscape has...


Powering America


Powering America Hearing Series
Today, the nation's electricity industry is undergoing a period of transformation due to technological innovation and market competition, creating tremendous benefits to American consumers.  U.S. electricity prices are low, employment within the energy sector continues to rise, and advanced technologies are giving consumers more control over how they interact with the grid.  With that said, the electricity system isn't perfect and is facing dynamic changes and an uncertain future.

The Powering America series will explore electricity markets, electricity generation, distribution, consumption, and the...


Walden, Shimkus, & Upton on POTUS Signing Water Infrastructure Package Into Law


WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee on Environment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), and Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after President Trump signed S. 3021, the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, into law.

“This law is the culmination of a bipartisan effort, in both the House and the Senate, to invest in the critical water infrastructure American families across the country rely on,” said the committee leaders. “The America’s Water Infrastructure Act cuts bureaucratic red tape, creates...

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