Energy and Commerce Committee


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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House Clears Important Committee Legislation to Ensure Fire and Security Alarms Remain On


WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed S. 190, Power and Security Systems (PASS) Act by voice vote. Committee members Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) introduced identical legislation in the House, H.R. 511, which unanimously passed earlier this year. The PASS Act would provide an exemption from energy use restrictions for equipment that needs to be on at all times, such as security or fire alarms.

“External Power Supplies are used for all sorts of devices. We have learned from experience that federal energy...


Walden, Upton, and Shimkus Comment on EPA’s Plan to Repeal Obama-Era Clean Power Plan


WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Environment Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL), today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan.

“The committee has a long record of conducting oversight of EPA’s overreach under the Clean Air Act. Our work showcased how the Clean Power Plan stood on shaky legal ground and the Supreme Court agreed. The previous administration’s top-down approach out of the EPA exceeded the...

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