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E&C Announces Full Committee Markup of Methane, Energy Cybersecurity, and Consumer Protection Bills

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced today that the Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a full Committee markup on Thursday, June 10 at 11 a.m. via Cisco Webex video conferencing. The Committee will mark up legislation to reestablish common sense methane emissions standards, reinforce our nation’s energy cybersecurity, and restore the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) 13(b) consumer protection powers.

“This week we will markup legislation to combat climate change, improve energy cybersecurity, and protect consumers,” Pallone said. “I look forward to marking up legislation to restore commonsense methane pollution standards after the Trump Administration reversed the popular Obama-era rule. The methane rule rollback helped no one except a small group of the worst corporate polluters and sold out Americans’ right to clean air in the process. It was opposed by both environmentalists and the fossil fuel industry alike, and I look forward to taking action to reverse the Trump Administration’s reckless and dangerous rule.

“We will also markup urgently needed, bipartisan cybersecurity legislation to protect our nation’s energy infrastructure. The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack reinforced how critical it is that we protect our pipelines and empower the Department of Energy with the tools it needs to respond,” Pallone continued. “Lastly, we’ll continue our work on behalf of consumers to pass legislation to restore the Federal Trade Commission’s power to force lawbreakers to return the money they stole to the consumers they have wronged. I look forward to taking action on these important bills for the safety, security, and well-being of the American people.”

This markup will take place remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public may view the markup via live webcast accessible on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s website. Please note the webcast will not be available until the markup begins.

The Committee will consider the following bills:

H.J. Res. 34, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review,” which was introduced by Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Scott Peters (D-CA), and Conor Lamb (D-PA);

H.R. 2928, the “Cyber Sense Act of 2021,” which was introduced by Reps. Bob Latta (R-OH) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA);

H.R. 2931, the “Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act,” which was introduced by Reps. McNerney and Latta;

H.R. 3078, the “Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI);

H.R. 3119, the “Energy Emergency Leadership Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Tim Walberg (R-MI); and

H.R. 2668, the “Consumer Protection and Recovery Act,” which was introduced by Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA).

Information for this markup, including the Committee Memorandum, electronic copies of the legislation and any amendments, and a link to the live webcast will be posted HERE as they become available.

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