Legislative Activity

House and Senate “Comprehensive” Energy Bills

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a markup of its comprehensive energy legislation that will be considered by the full House in the weeks ahead. In the Senate, Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced their bi-partisan “Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015” which the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will markup over two days this week on July 28 and July 30.

This Week’s Hearings:

Spill Prevention

On Tuesday, July 28, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, will hold a hearing to consider the Foreign Spill Protection Act.

Natural Resources

The House Committee on Natural Resources will hold three hearings this week:

  • On Wednesday, July 29, there will be full committee oversight hearing titled, “Federal Agencies’ Selective Enforcement of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation”
  • On Tuesday, July 28, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing titled “Accountability, Policies, and Tactics of Law Enforcement within the Department of Interior and Forest Service”
  • Also on Tuesday, July 28, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing to explore “Federal Implementation of the Coastal Zone Management Act”

Nuclear Energy

On Wednesday, July 29, the House Committee on Science Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, will hold a hearing to review the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensing process.