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#SubEnergy Chairman Upton on Senate Action to Confirm Two FERC Nominees

Aug 3, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Energy Subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed two of President Trump’s nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

“I applaud the Senate for taking action today and finally restoring a quorum at FERC. Now FERC can get back to its work of licensing interstate natural gas pipelines, liquified natural gas terminals, and hydropower projects,” said Chairman Upton. “I look forward to working with the commissioners as the committee continues its work on behalf of consumers to promote competitive electricity markets and modernize the nation’s energy infrastructure for the 21st century.”

Full committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee Chairman Upton sent a letter to the president in March urging him to swiftly fill the FERC vacancies.