House committee sets markup for 7 energy bills

By Andres Picon | 03/19/2024 06:33 AM EDT

Five of the bills would target recently finalized appliance efficiency standards. Another would crack down on EPA’s soot rule.

Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.).

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), a senior Energy and Commerce Committee member, chatting with Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) at the Capitol. The committee will vote on a host of bills backed by both lawmakers this week. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up seven energy-related bills as part of House Republicans’ broader legislative assault this week on the Biden administration’s energy agenda.

The panel on Wednesday will consider more than two dozen bills in all, including five targeting recently finalized energy efficiency standards for home appliances. The legislation comes amid Republicans’ long-promised “energy week.”

One bill, from Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), chair of the Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security, would reauthorize the government’s pipelines regulator for another five years.


Another, from Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing and Critical Materials, takes aim at EPA’s recently finalized air quality standards regulating airborne soot.