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Environment and Energy

Committee activity related to national energy policy and the impacts of our energy choices on the environment and public health, including global climate change, air pollution, and oil spills; disposal of solid and hazardous waste; toxic chemical use and reduction; and protection of the nation’s drinking water resources.

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Apr 26, 2018 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environment will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “The Fiscal Year 2019 Environmental Protection Agency Budget.” 

Apr 20, 2018 Press Release
Bipartisan Committee leaders sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson urging him to ensure funds made available through Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds are used to modernize Puerto Rico’s electric grid.
Apr 20, 2018 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) sent a letter to President Trump today expressing concern that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is inappropriately issuing waivers to fuel refiners in order to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
Apr 19, 2018 Press Release
E&C Democratic leaders sent a letter to Chairmen Walden and Shimkus requesting that EPA Administrator Pruitt be placed under oath for his testimony next week, and that the hearing be expanded to include the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Apr 18, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy markup of five energy bills.
Apr 18, 2018 Markup

The Subcommittee on Energy met in open markup session on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Apr 18, 2018 Press Release
The top Democrats of four House Committees sent a letter to the FEMA Administrator requesting an extension of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ mission to restore power in Puerto Rico.
Apr 17, 2018 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the FY2019 Budget.” 

 

Apr 17, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Oversight and the FY2019 Budget.”
Apr 16, 2018 Press Release
E&C Dem leaders' statement reiterating their call for Administrator Pruitt’s resignation following troubling new reports from both GAO and the Inspector General.