4 takeaways from Granholm’s fiery House hearing

By Nico Portuondo | 05/02/2024 06:13 AM EDT

The Energy secretary revealed new details about the administration’s work on electric vehicles and gas exports.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Susan Walsh/AP

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm battled House Republicans at a budget hearing on Wednesday, defending the Department of Energy’s efforts on grid reliability, electric vehicles and natural gas exports.

It was Granholm’s third appearance before a Capitol Hill committee this year, and it might have been her toughest yet.

The Energy and Commerce Committee features some fierce Biden administration critics, including Energy, Environment and Grid Subcommittee chair Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).


“The Department of Energy has pursued a radical climate agenda to impose new federal regulations for household appliances electrical equipment, voting, construction and natural gas usage,” Duncan said. “It’s putting the ‘American Dream’ further and further out of reach for many struggling families.”