Advancing Real Solutions You Can Count On

As I look back on this year, I’m proud of the solutions we’ve passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee like the Lower Energy Costs Act, broadband permitting reform, and the Lower Costs, More Transparency Act. 

This week, we continued leading the way by advancing another 42 pieces of legislation to deliver even more results for the American people. These bills will help unleash affordable and reliable American energy, lower health care costs, improve consumer protections, strengthen our national security by cutting China out of our supply chains, and so much more!

You can read all about a few of them here. ⬇️

Unleashing Clean, Reliable, American Energy

Skyrocketing energy prices continue driving the inflation that is hurting every family in Eastern Washington. That’s why I made it a priority to advance solutions that will unlock clean nuclear and hydropower energy, protect our electric grid from harmful regulations and supply chain shortages, and preserve people’s access to affordable housing and home appliances.

Most notably, this includes my Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act (H.R. 4045), which would reform the outdated licensing process and potentially double hydropower production in the United States without building a single new dam! Learn more about how this bill will expand our hydropower fleet here.

We also continued our embrace of next generation nuclear technology, which is the key to securing a cleaner energy future. We passed a number of exciting bills in this space, including the Atomic Energy Advancement Act (H.R. 6544) to grow our nuclear energy production capabilities in the United States and the Nuclear Fuel Security Act (H.R. 5718) to expand our domestic enrichment and cut China out of our nuclear supply chains.

Putting The Brakes On Rush-To-Green Mandates

In Eastern Washington, we also know all about the misguided efforts of mandate-happy politicians trying to control every aspect of our lives. Just this year, we’ve seen Governor Inslee and Attorney General Ferguson try to follow California’s lead and ban everything from gas cars to gas stoves and furnaces. I’ve led on pushing back on these rush-to-green mandates, and we went even further this week by sending the Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act (H.R. 6192) to the House floor in the hopes of protecting your access to affordable and efficient appliances. 

Lowering Health Care Costs for All Americans

Lastly, our committee took action this week to make life a little easier for the more than 60% of Americans who are living paycheck to paycheck. The surging costs of health care and prescription drugs mean that families across America are just one medical bill or doctor’s office visit away from a financial emergency. The good news is that we made significant progress this week on legislation to reduce prescription drug costs, include more coverage options in Social Security, and expand medicare coverage for seniors.

Click here to learn more about this critical health care legislation and all 42 bills our committee passed this week to deliver results for the American people.

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