Whitfield Ushers Three Bipartisan Bills to Update Nation’s Energy Laws for the 21st Century

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, on Monday led the charge in the House of Representatives in approving three bipartisan energy bills spearheaded by the Energy and Power Subcommittee. The bills advance the committee’s ongoing efforts to modernize the nation’s energy laws.

“These three bipartisan bills are good for jobs, good for the economy, and good for consumers. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their work in advancing these common sense bills,” Whitfield said.

H.R. 4238, a bill to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities: removes racially insensitive terms and update references to minorities in the Department of Energy Organization Act and Local Public Works Capital Development Investment Act.

H.R. 4444, the EPS Improvement Act: this pro-consumer, pro-manufacturing bill exempts certain lighting and ceiling fan technology from an onerous Department of Energy regulation.
H.R. 4583, to promote a 21st century energy and manufacturing workforce: this bipartisan bill would redirect the federal government’s energy job training programs to include more women and minorities that have been historically underrepresented in the energy sector.


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