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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce is a standing committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The committee, the oldest standing in the House, was created on December 14, 1795, as the Committee on Commerce and Manufactures. In 1819, it became the Committee on Commerce, and in 1891 it become the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. The Committee assumed its present name in 1981.[1]


114th Congress

The committee chairman in the 114th Congress is Fred Upton (R).

113th Congress

Fred Upton (R) retained his role as committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

112th Congress

The committee chairman in the 112th Congress was Fred Upton (R).


2015-2016 (114th Congress)

Energy and Commerce Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (23)Republican members (31)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (New Jersey) Ranking MemberFred Upton (Michigan) Chairman
Bobby L. Rush (Illinois) Joe Barton (Texas) Chairman Emeritus
Anna G. Eshoo (California) Ed Whitfield (Kentucky)
Eliot L. Engel (New York) John Shimkus (Illinois)
Gene Green (Texas) Joseph R. Pitts (Pennsylvania)
Diana DeGette (Colorado) Greg Walden (Oregon)
Lois Capps (California) Tim Murphy (Pennsylvania)
Michael F. Doyle (Pennsylvania) Michael C. Burgess (Texas)
Jan Schakowsky (Illinois) Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee) Vice Chairman
G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina) Steve Scalise (Louisiana)
Doris O. Matsui (California) Bob Latta (Ohio)
Kathy Castor (Florida) Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Washington)
John Sarbanes (Maryland) Gregg Harper (Mississippi)
Jerry McNerney (California) Leonard Lance (New Jersey)
Peter Welch (Vermont) Brett Guthrie (Kentucky)
Ben Ray Lujan (New Mexico) Pete Olson (Texas)
Paul Tonko (New York) David McKinley (West Virginia)
John Yarmuth (Kentucky) Mike Pompeo (Kansas)
Yvette Clarke (New York) Adam Kinzinger (Illinois)
David Loebsack (Iowa) Morgan Griffith (Virginia)
Kurt Schrader (Oregon) Gus Bilirakis (Florida)
Joseph Kennedy (Massachusetts) Bill Johnson (Ohio)
Tony Cardenas (California) Billy Long (Missouri)
Renee Ellmers (North Carolina)
Larry Bucshon (Indiana)
Bill Flores (Texas)
Susan Brooks (Indiana)
Markwayne Mullin (Oklahoma)
Richard Hudson (North Carolina)
Chris Collins (New York)
Kevin Cramer (North Dakota)

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Committee legislation

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the legislation coming out of each committee.

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H.R. 1921

See also: Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act

On May 9, 2013, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-California) introduced H.R. 1921, also known as the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act (or FRAC Act). The FRAC Act would rescind existing exemptions for hydraulic fracturing operations under the Safe Drinking Water Act (thereby enabling the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate some aspects of the fracturing process). In addition, the act would require disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations. The bill was referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, which had not reported the bill as of September 2014. The Senate companion bill is S. 1135.[3][4][5]

DeGette introduced similar legislation in 2009 and 2011, but those bills failed to move past committee.[6][7]


Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade

Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (8)Republican members (12)
Janice Schakowsky Ranking MemberMichael Burgess Chairman
Yvette Clarke Leonard Lance Vice Chairman
Joseph Kennedy Marsha Blackburn
Tony Cardenas Gregg Harper
Bobby Rush Brett Guthrie
G. K. Butterfield Pete Olson
Peter Welch Mike Pompeo
Frank Pallone Ex OfficioAdam Kinzinger
Gus Bilirakis
Susan Brooks
Markwayne Mullin
Fred Upton Ex Officio

Jurisdiction: Interstate and foreign commerce, including all trade matters within the jurisdiction of the full committee; Regulation of commercial practices (the FTC), including sports-related matters; Consumer affairs and consumer protection, including privacy matters generally; Consumer product safety (the CPSC); Product liability; Motor vehicle safety; and, Regulation of travel, tourism, and time.[8]

Communications and Technology

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (13)Republican members (18)
Anna Eshoo Ranking MemberGreg Walden Chairman
Mike Doyle Bob Latta Vice Chairman
Peter Welch John Shimkus
John Yarmuth Marsha Blackburn
Yvette Clarke Steve Scalise
David Loebsack Leonard Lance
Bobby Rush Brett Guthrie
Diana DeGette Pete Olson
G.K. Butterfield Mike Pompeo
Doris Matsui Adam Kinzinger
Jerry McNerney Gus Bilirakis
Ben Ray Lujan Bill Johnson
Frank Pallone Ex OfficioBilly Long
Renee Ellmers
Chris Collins
Kevin Cramer
Joe Barton
Fred Upton Ex Officio

Jurisdiction: Interstate and foreign telecommunications including, but not limited to, all telecommunication and information transmission by broadcast, radio, wire, microwave, satellite, or other mode.[8]

Energy and Power

Subcommittee on Energy and Power Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (13)Republican members (18)
Bobby Rush Ranking MemberEd Whitfield Chairman
Jerry McNerney Pete Olson Vice Chairman
Paul Tonko John Shimkus
Eliot Engel Joseph Pitts
Gene Green Bob Latta
Lois Capps Gregg Harper
Mike Doyle David McKinley
Kathy Castor Mike Pompeo
John Sarbanes Adam Kinzinger
Peter Welch Morgan Griffith
John Yarmuth Bill Johnson
David Loebsack Billy Long
Frank Pallone Ex OfficioRenee Ellmers
Bill Flores
Markwayne Mullin
Richard Hudson
Joe Barton
Fred Upton Ex Officio

Jurisdiction: National energy policy generally; Fossil energy, renewable energy resources and synthetic fuels, energy conservation, energy information; Energy regulation and utilization; Utility issues and regulation of nuclear facilities; Interstate energy compacts; Nuclear energy; The Clean Air Act and air emissions; and, All laws, programs, and government activities affecting such matters.[8]

Environment and the Economy

Subcommittee on Environment and Economy Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (9)Republican members (13)
Paul Tonko Ranking MemberJohn Shimkus Chairman
Kurt Schrader Gregg Harper Vice Chairman
Gene Green Ed Whitfield
Diana DeGette Joseph Pitts
Lois Capps Tim Murphy
Michael Doyle Bob Latta
Jerry McNerney David McKinley
Tony Cardenas Bill Johnson
Frank Pallone Ex OfficioLarry Bucshon
Bill Flores
Richard Hudson
Kevin Cramer
Fred Upton Ed Officio

Jurisdiction: All matters relating to soil and water contamination; The regulation of solid, hazardous, and nuclear wastes; The regulation of industrial plant security; The regulation of drinking water; and, The regulation of toxic substances and noise.[8]


Subcommittee on Health Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (13)Republican members (18)
Gene Green Ranking MemberJoseph Pitts Chairman
Eliot Engel Brett Guthrie Vice Chairman
Lois Capps Ed Whitfield
Janice Schakowsky John Shimkus
G.K. Butterfield Tim Murphy
Kathy Castor Michael Burgess
John Sarbanes Marsha Blackburn
Doris Matsui Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Ben Ray Lujan Leonard Lance
Kurt Schrader Morgan Griffith
Joseph Kennedy Gus Bilirakis
Tony Cardenas Billy Long
Frank Pallone Ex OfficioRenee Ellmers
Larry Bucshon
Susan Brooks
Chris Collins
Joe Barton
Fred Upton Ex Officio

Jurisdiction: Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; mental health and research; biomedical programs and health protection in general, including public and private health insurance; Food and drugs; and, Drug abuse.[8]

Oversight and Investigations

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Members, 2015-2016
Democratic members (10)Republican members (14)
Diana DeGette Ranking Member Tim Murphy Chairman
Janice Schakowsky David McKinley Vice Chairman
Kathy Castor Michael Burgess
Paul Tonko Marsha Blackburn
John Yarmuth Morgan Griffith
Yvette Clarke Larry Bucshon
Joseph Kennedy Bill Flores
Gene Green Susan Brooks
Peter Welch Markwayne Mullin
Frank Pallone Ex OfficioRichard Hudson
Chris Collins
Kevin Cramer
Joe Barton
Fred Upton Ex Officio

Jurisdiction: Responsibility for oversight of agencies, departments, and programs within the jurisdiction of the full committee, and for conducting investigations within such jurisdiction.[8]


According to the official House website, the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee includes the following:

  1. Biomedical research and development.
  2. Consumer affairs and consumer protection.
  3. Health and health facilities (except health care supported by payroll deductions).
  4. Interstate energy compacts.
  5. Interstate and foreign commerce generally.
  6. Exploration, production, storage, supply, marketing, pricing, and regulation of energy resources, including all fossil fuels, solar energy, and other unconventional or renewable energy resources.
  7. Conservation of energy resources.
  8. Energy information generally.
  9. The generation and marketing of power (except by federally chartered or Federal regional power marketing authorities); reliability and interstate transmission of, and ratemaking for, all power; and siting of generation facilities (except the installation of interconnections between Government waterpower projects).
  10. General management of the Department of Energy and management and all functions of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
  11. National energy policy generally.
  12. Public health and quarantine.
  13. Regulation of the domestic nuclear energy industry, including regulation of research and development reactors and nuclear regulatory research.
  14. Regulation of interstate and foreign communications.
  15. Travel and tourism.
  16. The committee shall have the same jurisdiction with respect to regulation of nuclear facilities and of use of nuclear energy as it has with respect to regulation of nonnuclear facilities and of use of nonnuclear energy.


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