Panels to mark up pipeline, energy efficiency, air bills

By Nico Portuondo, Sean Reilly | 03/05/2024 06:27 AM EST

Two Energy and Commerce subcommittees will have markups Wednesday, including consideration of new pipeline safety legislation.

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security, will lead a markup of pipeline and efficiency legislation this week. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The Energy and Commerce Committee will hold two subcommittee markups Wednesday: One seeks to advance bills on pipeline safety and preventing new efficiency regulations. The other will deal with air quality standards.

Republicans will first put their “Pipeline Safety, Modernization and Expansion Act” up for consideration, which would reauthorize the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for another five years and streamline regulations on new pipelines.

“The Energy and Commerce Committee has a rich history of enacting solutions that improve people’s livelihoods, freedoms, and access to affordable, reliable energy,” said full committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Energy, Climate and Grid Security Subcommittee Chair Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.).


“We look forward to building on that legacy as we consider legislation to strengthen our nation’s pipeline safety laws and modernize the pipeline permitting process,” they continued.