Delivering Results on Health Care, Broadband, and Energy
Today’s Energy and Commerce hearing was a true reflection of our most important responsibilities as duly-elected members of the People’s House: To listen to those we serve and engage in the battle of ideas. In that spirit, we passed nineteen bills through the full House Energy and Commerce Committee that will make people’s lives better.
Keep reading to find out how! You can also watch my opening remarks here:
First and foremost, we passed a package of six bipartisan bills I’m leading on called the PATIENT Act to dramatically increase price transparency for patients and lower health care costs.
Next, the committee passed seven bills to close the digital divide by targeting resources to rural and unserved areas, remove barriers to deployment, streamline permitting processes, and unleash private investment.
Lastly, we passed six pieces of legislation to secure our energy grid and make life more affordable again, including the Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act that I introduced to protect American energy by banning imports of Russian uranium and eliminating our reliance on their nuclear fuels. On top of that, we advanced the Save Our Gas Stoves Act to protect your choice as a consumer by prohibiting the U.S. Department of Energy from banning gas stoves.
I’m incredibly proud of our committee’s work today and I’m looking forward to getting them on to the House Floor for a vote soon.