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Committees of the U.S. Congress

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U.S. Senate Committees
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U.S. House Committees
AgricultureAppropriationsArmed ServicesBudgetEducation and the WorkforceEnergy and CommerceEthicsFinancial ServicesForeign AffairsHomeland SecurityHouse AdministrationIntelligence (Permanent Select)JudiciaryNatural ResourcesOversight and Government ReformRulesScience, Space, and TechnologySmall BusinessTransportation and InfrastructureVeterans' AffairsWays and Means

Background
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The United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is a standing committee of the U.S. Senate. It was created in an earlier form in 1816.[1]

Leadership

113th Congress

Ron Wyden (D) was appointed committee chair in the 113th Congress.[2]

Mary Landrieu was selected as the new chair on February 11, 2014.[3][4]

112th Congress

The committee chair in the 112th Congress was Jeff Bingaman (D).

Membership

2013-2014 (113th Congress)

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Members, 2013-2014
Democratic members (12)Republican members (10)
Mary Landrieu (Louisiana) ChairLisa Murkowski (Alaska) Ranking member
Tim Johnson (South Dakota) John Barrasso (Wyoming)
Ron Wyden (Oregon) Jim Risch (Idaho)
Maria Cantwell (Washington) Mike Lee (Utah)
Bernie Sanders (Vermont) Dean Heller (Nevada)
Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) Jeff Flake (Arizona)
Mark Udall (Colorado) Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Al Franken (Minnesota) Lamar Alexander (Tennessee)
Joe Manchin III (West Virginia) Rob Portman (Ohio)
Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) John Hoeven (North Dakota)
Brian Schatz (Hawaii)
Martin Heinrich (New Mexico)
Bernie Sanders is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, hence he has been counted in that column.

2011-2012 (112th Congress)

Subcommittees

Energy

Jurisdiction: oversight and legislative responsibilities for: nuclear, coal and synthetic fuels research and development; nuclear and non-nuclear energy commercialization projects; nuclear fuel cycle policy; DOE National Laboratories; global climate change; new technologies research and development; nuclear facilities siting and insurance program; commercialization of new technologies including, solar energy systems; Federal energy conservation programs; energy information; liquefied natural gas projects; oil and natural gas regulation; refinery policy; coal conversion; utility policy; strategic petroleum reserves; regulation of Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and other oil and gas pipeline transportation systems within Alaska Arctic research and energy development; and oil, gas and coal production and distribution.[5]

National Parks

Jurisdiction: oversight and legislative responsibilities for: National Park System; Wild and Scenic Rivers System; National Trails System; national recreation areas; national monuments; historic sites; military parks and battlefields; Land and Water Conservation Fund; historic preservation; outdoor recreation resources; and preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest on the public domain.[5]

Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

Jurisdiction: oversight and legislative responsibilities for: public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service including farming and grazing thereon, and wilderness areas; establishment of wildlife refuges on public lands and wilderness designation therein; military land withdrawals; reserved water rights; Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act; territorial affairs; national mining and minerals policy and general mining laws; surface mining, reclamation and enforcement; mining education and research; Federal mineral leasing; Outer Continental Shelf leasing; Naval oil shale reserves; National Petroleum reserve -- Alaska; and deep seabed mining.[5]

Water and Power

Jurisdiction: oversight and legislative responsibilities for: irrigation; reclamation projects, including related flood control purposes; power marketing administrations (e.g., Bonneville Power, Southwestern Power, Western Area Power, Southeastern Power); energy development impacts on water resources; groundwater resources and management; hydroelectric power; low head hydro; and energy related aspects of deepwater ports.[5]

Jurisdiction

According to the official Senate website, the jurisdiction of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee includes the following:

  1. National Energy Policy, including international energy affairs and emergency preparedness
  2. nuclear waste policy
  3. privatization of federal assets
  4. territorial policy (including changes in status and issues affecting Antarctica)
  5. Native Hawaiian matters
  6. Ad Hoc issues.
  7. other issues are retained in the Full Committee on an ad hoc basis. Generally, these are issues which (1) require extremely expeditious handling or (2) substantially overlap two or more subcommittee jurisdictions, or (3) are of exceptional national significance in which all Members wish to participate fully.]

Contact

304 Dirksen Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-4971 Fax: (202) 224-6163

See also

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