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Jun 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy & Commerce Committee had a busy and productive legislative week, kicking things off with a #SubDCCP hearing on 14 self-driving bills. On Wednesday, the Full Committee marked up eight bills to modernize our nation’s #EnergyInfrastructure and environmental laws, and we rounded out the week with a #SubHealth markup to advance four bipartisan public health bills.

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Chairman Walden joined the Energy Information Administration on Monday to discuss energy policy with leaders from the coal, petroleum, natural gas, electric, renewable, and nuclear energy sectors. There, he discussed his consumer-first, market-driven vision when it comes to legislating and opportunities to modernize the nation’s energy infrastructure and environmental laws for the 21st century.

#SubDCCP Chairman Bob Latta (R-OH) joined Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) for a bipartisan press conference following Tuesday’s hearing on 14 self-driving bills where they talked about the importance of ensuring consumer safety and encouraging innovation.

Need a quick run-down on what part of our #FullCmte markup was about? Check out this 2-minute video for a quick summary!

#SubHealth Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and #SubOversight Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) review opening statements at the start of Wednesday’s markup of 8 #SubEnvironment and #SubEnergy bills.  

#SubEnvironment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) leads part of the debate during Wednesday’s #FullCmte markup.

Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) speaks about the importance of H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act, which puts forth a solution to permanently dispose of the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste.  

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) grins at a joke made by Chairman Walden during his opening statement at Thursday’s #SubHealth markup.

All smiles here as Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC), Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN) conclude the #SubHealth markup - the final committee event of the week.