Whitfield Helps Usher First Major Energy Legislation in Nearly a Decade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, led the Republican charge on Wednesday in support of the House amendment to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016.  The legislation will move important provisions of H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act, which passed the House last December, one step closer to accomplishing the first major energy legislation to go to conference in eight years.  Whitfield released the following statement upon passage:

“The U.S. is now the world’s leading energy producer, but our pipelines and electric grid haven’t kept pace with the rapid transition.  This legislation is a broad, bi-partisan energy bill that seeks to update and modernize outdated policies rooted in an era of energy scarcity and with it make our energy infrastructure more resilient while unleashing more economic growth and advancing our foreign policy objectives.”


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